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  • Container shuttle service seen as Marine Highway Project

    September 20, 2016 9:27 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The U.S. Department of Transportation as designated the container-on-barge shuttle service between the Port of Greater Baton Rouge and the Port of New Orleans as a Marine Highway Project. The designation could allow federal funds to be used to purchase equipment. The service, which was launched in... more »
  • Bayou Companies to expand at Port of Iberia

    August 27, 2015 9:56 AM

    NEW IBERIA- Another oil and gas service company will expand operations at the Port of Iberia. Bayou Companies is embarking on $39 million in upgrades to the pipe-coating facility at the port. The upgrades will provide specialty anticorrosion coating for deepwater pipelines in the Gulf of Mexico. David Taldo, director... more »
  • Dozens missing in massive Chinese port blast

    August 13, 2015 2:22 PM

    TIANJIN, China - A port company says dozens of its employees are unaccounted for in the aftermath of the fiery explosions at a warehouse of hazardous chemicals in a Chinese port city. The company says a search is under way. The official death toll stands at 50, with more than... more »
  • Bridge over Little Sandy Creek reopens after repairs

    July 24, 2015 1:04 PM

    ZACHARY - City workers reopened a bridge in East Baton Rouge Parish Friday, one month ahead of schedule. The Department of Transportation reopened the Port Hudson Pride Road Bridge over Little Sandy Creek near Zachary Friday morning. In June, Engineers said some of the support timbers were rotting,... more »
  • Offshore oil port leasing space to traders

    April 4, 2015 5:21 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana's offshore oil port, with huge underground storage caverns, was built to handle imported oil but is now leasing space to traders who need to store U.S. crude. Sources report that the Louisiana Offshore Oil Port recently auctioned 11.3 million barrels of monthly storage space and has... more »
  • American Cruise Lines to base new boat in New Orleans

    February 20, 2015 3:15 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - American Cruise Lines later this month plans to introduce its second riverboat to be home-ported in New Orleans. Timothy Beebe, the company's vice president, said Thursday the new boat will help meet the growth in demand for river cruises. Construction of the 150-passenger American Eagle was recently... more »
  • Norwegian Cruise, Port of NOLA reach 4-year deal

    November 24, 2014 3:28 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Port of New Orleans president and CEO Gary LaGrange says Norwegian Cruise Line will keep at least one cruise ship sailing from New Orleans for the next four to seven years. New Orleans CityBusiness reports that the port and Miami-based cruise line signed a contract last week,... more »
  • Report: ship's crew member has malaria

    September 17, 2014 6:03 PM

    MARRERO - Four crew members of a Liberian-flagged cargo ship are being treated at a hospital here after becoming ill Wednesday. A few hours after one crew member arrived at the hospital, WWL TV reported a Jefferson Parish government official said federal health officials informed leaders that the patient... more »
  • Port Allen mayoral candidate released from jail

    March 14, 2014 2:54 PM

    PORT ALLEN- A candidate in the upcoming race for mayor of Port Allen, is out of jail this afternoon. Larry Bell was arrested on an outstanding warrant, after being accused of mistreating animals. Bell is among five candidates for mayor including Deedy Slaughter, who is fighting to get... more »
  • Obama to pitch US exports at New Orleans port

    November 8, 2013 8:17 AM

    WASHINGTON - President Obama is heading to the Gulf Coast to make the case that more exports equals more jobs. On Friday, he will tour the Port of New Orleans, where he'll speak about the need to boost exports and spend more on U.S. infrastructure projects like ports, roads... more »
  • Signatures certified for recall election of Port Allen Mayor

    September 9, 2013 9:40 AM

    PORT ALLEN - West Baton Rouge Parish Registrar of Voters Stacy Ryan turned in names to Governor Jindal today certifying signatures for a recall election for Port Allen Mayor Deedy Slaughter. More than 1,400 names were turned in last Tuesday. Over the course of the week, Ryan had help... more »
  • Port Allen man arrested on attempted murder charges

    August 26, 2013 11:44 AM

    MARKSVILLE - A Port Allen man is in custody in Avoyelles Parish after he allegedly tried to run over sheriff's deputies and then led officers on a vehicle chase that went through two parishes. The Town Talk reports 45-year-old Kenneth Adams was arrested early Friday in Point Coupee Parish after... more »
  • Electrical fire reported at grain elevator

    June 25, 2013 3:52 PM

    PORT ALLEN- Firefighters responded to what is described as a small electrical fire at the grain elevator at the Port of Greater Baton Rouge Tuesday afternoon. Emergency crews were dispatched around 1:30 a port spokeswoman said. She said the fire was minor and quickly dealt with, although firefighters in... more »
  • Disabled Carnival ship leaves Alabama port

    May 8, 2013 3:20 PM

    MOBILE, Ala.- The Carnival Triumph is headed back to sea three months after limping into port following an engine room fire. The cruise ship left the Alabama Cruise Terminal in Mobile under its own power Wednesday after extensive work to repair damage from the fire. Triumph is now headed to... more »
  • Carnival to keep sailing out of Orleans port

    February 28, 2013 11:16 AM

    NEW ORLEANS- The Port of New Orleans says Carnival Cruise Lines has signed a three-year extension of its current berthing agreement with the port. Port officials say there will be two Carnival cruise ships sailing year round from New Orleans through at least Feb. 12, 2016. Carnival has two ships... more »

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