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“Super Load” Shipment to Port of Caddo-Bossier Begins Trek to Texas State Line

Home >> News >> “Super Load” Shipment to Port of Caddo-Bossier Begins Trek to Texas State Line

Shreveport, La. – Beginning at 9am on Friday morning, the second “Cold Box” received at the Port of Caddo-Bossier will begin its trek to the Texas State line.  The “Cold Box”, began its journey in Asia and will be delivered to its final destination to Eastman Chemical in Longview, Texas.

Department of Transportation and Port leaders are calling the cargo a “super load” because of its size.  The transporter will have one truck pulling and one truck pushing the combined weight of 539,000 lbs.  Fully assembled, the convoy will span more than 275 feet and will only average 1 mile an hour for its 3-day trip from the Port of Caddo-Bossier to the Texas State line.  A team of utility crews and police officers will work with the convoy to insure there are no transportation issues.  The cold box is expected to arrive at the Texas State Line at 10am on Sunday, where Texas crews will begin the escort.

This Super Load is much like the one that was shipped to the Port in July 2015.  Without the Port of Caddo-Bossier unloading the “Cold Box”, it would have been delivered to a port along the Gulf of Mexico and then trucked to Longview.  That costly journey would have taken at least a month. This shipment is an example of how rail, river and road investments at the Port of Caddo-Bossier are having a big impact on its operations.

The 2,300 acre Port of Caddo-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.