Port Of South LA Largest In Western Hemisphere, #16 In World
According to a new report by international shipping magazine Fairplay, The Port of South Louisiana is the largest by tonnage in the Western Hemisphere, and is #16 in the World. The Port is one of only three in the top 20 located outside of Asia.
Says the report: “The largest port by tonnage in the Western Hemisphere, the Port of South Louisiana stretches 87 km along the Mississippi River. Cargo throughput at the US port has risen from 274.27 million tonnes in 2011 to 295 million tonnes in 2016, a 7.5% rise. The port is already producing stronger numbers in 2017 compared with last year’s totals. This year, the majority of freight seems to be comprised of petrochemicals, maize, soyabeans, and crude oil.”