Quick summary of the article:
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.