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Port of Caddo-Bossier Welcomes New Customer

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 May 16, 2017                                                  

Port of Caddo-Bossier Becomes a Transfer Site for Country’s Largest Steel Producer

Shreveport, La. – The Port of Caddo-Bossier has been selected by Nucor, the country’s largest steel producer, as a transfer site for some of its product.  On Friday, a barge carrying steel coils arrived at the port, days ahead of schedule.  The shipment began at Nucor’s Blytheville, Arkansas facility, in the northeastern part of the state.  The coils will be offloaded, reloaded onto trucks and shipped to Nucor’s Vulcraft plant in Grapeland, Texas, which is south of Tyler. 

“We are very excited Nucor saw the Port of Caddo-Bossier as a logistically advantageous site for moving its product,” said Commissioner Sam Gregorio, President of The Caddo-Bossier Parishes’ Port Commission.  “It shows our capability of handling all types of shipments and materials, whether it’s on river, rail or road.”

Nucor is expected to regularly offload barges onto trucks at the Port of Caddo-Bossier. The company is looking for more shipping opportunities into the Port of Caddo-Bossier.

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.

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