1) The Port of South Louisiana was ranked first on the United States Army Corps of Engineers´ list for waterborne commerce.
2) Almighty Houston was in second place, followed by NYC.
3) The port is the largest tonnage port in the Western hemisphere and the 4th largest in the world.
Not mentioned in the article is the booming cruise industy down here. New cruise terminals are being built, current facilities are being expanded, and larger ships are replacing smaller ones pretty much every year.
MSYtristar From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (10 years 2 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 2156 times:
Well I live down here so I pretty much see it everyday. Just a huge amount of ocean going freighters on the river. If you land into MSY on runway 1 you come in love over the river and often skirt just a couple of hundred feet above the ships anchored in the river.
Phxairfan From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 811 posts, RR: 8
Reply 3, posted (10 years 2 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 2146 times:
The port pretty mutch stretches from New Orleans all the way up to Baton Rouge. It would stretch further but governor Huey P. Long purposely built a bridge in Baton Rouge low enough that only barges could make it by. Hence forcing ocean going vessels to unload onto barges and stimulating the Louisiana economy.