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BARGE TRAFFIC REACHES UNPRECEDENTED LEVEL: CADDO-BOSSIER PORT POISED TO SET A RECORD FOR FIRST MONTH OF 2012.
SHREVEPORT/BOSSIER CITY --- Starting this past Tuesday morning and going through the rest of the week, barge traffic will be quite heavy at The Port of Caddo-Bossier. According to the President of the Port Commission, Erica Bryant, "The Port is poised to set another record. We are expecting approximately 70 thousand tons to move through The Port making January 2012 the largest barge tonnage month in our history. We anticipate barge traffic to be strong for the foreseeable future."
December of 2011 had a total of 40 barges and 52 thousand tons of material transported by barge. This was not only the largest barge tonnage month of 2011, but the largest tonnage month on record.
Amidst loading and unloading several other barges with various materials, a 400-ton transformer is expected to arrive by barge on Thursday morning. Using the "jack and slide" method located on the general dock, the transformer will be transferred from the barge to a rail-car and shipped off to its final destination on Saturday, January 21.
For more information and pictures visit The Port's Facebook page at www.facebook.com/portsb. PLEASE NOTE: Documentary Photos and Video will be available for download via the Gremillion & Pou FTP site after 5:00 p.m., January 20, 2012. MUST use an FTP program like Fetch to upload or download files. Cannot use web browser.
The 2,500-acre Port of Shreveport-Bossier is located at the head of navigation on the Red River Waterway in Northwest Louisiana. An inland multi-modal transportation and distribution center, The Port works hand in hand with the port system of Louisiana to successfully link customers throughout the Ark-La-Tex region to domestic and international markets via the Mississippi River, the nation's largest river system, and the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway.
Submitted by: Anne Gremillion / Gremillion & Pou Integrated Marketing
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