Louisiana port gets $4.2M federal grant for improvements

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Posted September 25, 2019

The West Calcasieu Port in Louisiana is getting a $4.2 million grant from the U.S. Department of Commerce to improve port infrastructure damaged by Hurricane Harvey in 2017.

The grant will be matched by $1.1 million in local funds, Kallanish Energy reports.

The money will be used to add 600 feet of port bulkheads and to install a pad to support heavy-duty cranes to boost port growth.

The port averages about 130 barges per day and new cranes would enable the port to handle large industrial modules for the nearby liquefied natural gas industry and related construction, officials said.

The port is 1.5 miles west of the Calcasieu Ship Channel where LNG development and major module traffic is concentrated.

The port is 230 miles west of New Orleans, Louisiana, and 150 miles east of Houston, Texas.

Source: kallanishenergy.com