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Port Of South Louisiana Ranked #1 In The Nation

Fri Feb 11, 2005 7:37 am

http://www.bayoubuzz.com/articles.aspx?aid=3251

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.
 
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RE: Port Of South Louisiana Ranked #1 In The Nation

Fri Feb 11, 2005 9:20 am

Impressive, have you ever seen the port in person? Is it as grand as it seems?
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RE: Port Of South Louisiana Ranked #1 In The Natio

Fri Feb 11, 2005 9:45 am

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.
 
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RE: Port Of South Louisiana Ranked #1 In The Nation

Fri Feb 11, 2005 10:26 am

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.
 
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RE: Port Of South Louisiana Ranked #1 In The Nation

Sun Feb 13, 2005 7:03 am

but governor Huey P. Long purposely built a bridge in Baton Rouge low enough that only barges could make it by

That's more an urban legend than the truth, as many large Ocean-going vessels sail right under it.... it's just the most massive of modern supertankers would have trouble doing so.

Thing is, none of them were around or even on the drawing board when that bridge was built, so it's more of an afterthought  Big grin



And yes, the PSL is incredible... seen most parts of it from land and the river: my favorite hotel is build right upon the spot where the BrightField smashed ashore  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

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RE: Port Of South Louisiana Ranked #1 In The Nation

Sun Feb 13, 2005 3:45 pm

...actually, just found a video of that:

http://virtualpet.com/bright/photos/freight.mov


Amazing!  Wow!
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RE: Port Of South Louisiana Ranked #1 In The Nation

Sun Feb 13, 2005 3:51 pm

Pretty crazy footage. When did that happen?

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RE: Port Of South Louisiana Ranked #1 In The Nation

Sun Feb 13, 2005 3:53 pm

right before Christmas, 1996.... I'm sorta glad it did though  Smile
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RE: Port Of South Louisiana Ranked #1 In The Natio

Sun Feb 13, 2005 4:51 pm

Why is that? Care to elaborate?

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