IN THIS ISSUE:
Broussard and Bezdek in Havana
Port funds literacy program for 11th year
Music unwinds sailors
Port grabs students’ attention from gradeschool to college
at the Port of Beaumont’s Main Street docks.
, a vessel owned by Norway-based
Saga Forest Carriers
, anchored atthe Port of Beaumont in April. The visit marked the company’s first call at the port.Longshoremen unloaded 2,097 pieces of pipe from the
cargo hold, whichwere trucked to the port’s Orange County property for storage. The pipe will eventu-ally be used to construct liquefied natural gas pipelines in Southeast Texas andSouthwest Louisiana.Much of the pipe is being stored at the port’s Orange County facility, representingsome of the first cargo being handled on the port’s recently developed property.A second Saga pipe shipment of 1,764 pieces arrived aboard the
Port trade devel-opment director
with aplaque commemoratingSAGA’s first call at the port.
The port’s years-long relationship with international agricultural commodities giant
Louis Dreyfus Corp.
will continue for several more years.Port of Beaumont commissioners and Louis Dreyfus agreed to a new lease to oper-ate the port’s grain elevator for the next 10 years.“We’re very excited about extending this relationship with Louis Dreyfus as theyhave been a great partner with the Port of Beaumont,” port director Chris Fisher said.The new lease, which began June 1 and runs through May 31, 2018, establishesBeaumont as one of the primary grain ports in the Gulf of Mexico.The new lease replaces the agreement between the port and Louis Dreyfus thatwas set to expire on May 31, 2009.The port’s grain elevator has a loading capacity of 3.5 million bushels and handlesabout 2 million tons of bulk grain each year.
SAGA Forest Carriers makes its first call at the Port of Beaumont
Port approves new grain elevator lease with Louis Dreyfus Corp.
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Expansion,improvementsmove forwardwith contracts
The Port of Beau-mont’s $52 millioncapital expansion program is well under way.The new headquarters building for the842nd Transportation Battalion of theU.S. military’s Surface Deployment Dis-tribution Command (SDDC) is nearingcompletion and the keystone of our ex-pansion—the new dock in OrangeCounty—is now under construction. Thisnew dock facility will be just a first step inopening up new acreage for the port todeep water vessel activity and is ex-pected to be a catalyst for unprece-dented port growth.We are also very proud to say that theexpansion is being paid for with port op-erating revenues, supplemented by acouple of much-appreciated federalgrants.We will keep you posted on this veryexciting expansion program.
David C. Fisher Executive director Port of Beaumont