Congressman Boustany Visits Port of South Louisiana

The Port of South Louisiana (POSL) held a meeting last week with U.S. Congressman Charles Boustany at the Guesthouse, located within the grounds of Globalplex Intermodal Terminal.

Congressman Boustany spoke to an audience of industry, river region and port leaders about issues important to the maritime industry and the citizens of Louisiana, such as infrastructure maintenance and improvements (dredging and coastal restoration), growing trade agreements (the Trans-Pacific Partnership or TPP) and domestic energy production (LNG).

“We were pleased to host Congressman Boustany’s visit to the Port of South Louisiana,” said Executive Director Paul Aucoin.

“As a leading member of Congress supporting and promoting the dredging of the Mississippi River, he understands the important role ports play in economic development and job creation. Congressman Boustany also understands the importance of international trade agreements for enhancing Louisiana business exports. We look forward to his continued support.”

Congressman Boustany was instrumental in securing legislative language in the Water Resources Reform & Development Act (WRRDA) that was passed into law which will increase the amount of federal dollars spent on port maintenance every year until 2025.

He also authored the Realize America’s Maritime Potential (RAMP) Act, which forces the federal government to adequately maintain ports and harbors to their authorized depths.

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