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Sunday, January 26, 2020

Bryan Day News

Port Authority: 'A strong start to 2019'

Tonnage on river increases 60 percent from 2018Through the first two months of 2019, the Port of Little Rock and its stevedorer, LSI, have seen a year-to-year increase of 33 barges, a 62% increase in activity. Additionally, tonnage is up 49,000 tons year-to-year (60%) with a total of 130,400 tons. Commodities handled during the month included aluminum ingots and tee bars, bauxite, nepheline syenite, rock and sand, scrap, steel coils, wetcake and wire rod coils. LSI expects barge…

Shipping Perks up at Port of Little Rock

June saw a return to strong activity at the Port of Little Rock. Logistic Services Inc. (LSI), the Port’s stevedore, handled 42 barges with over 64,000 net tons of cargo during the month. The main dock was busier as LSI worked 25 barges with over 37,000 net tons. The slackwater harbor dock handled 27,000 tons from 17 barges. Bulk commodities including nepheline syenite, potash, rock, sand, urea and wetcake accounted for 59 percent of the handled tonnage as break-bulk commodities including aluminum ingots and tee bars, steel coils and wire rod coils.

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Op/Ed: Trump's Infrastructure Plan Should Include Inland Waterways

Bryan Day, executive director of the Little Rock Port Authority, weighs in on President Donald Trump’s proposed infrastructure plan, calling for U.S. policymakers to consider inland waterways and ports in America’s infrastructure plan. President Donald Trump and members of Congress continue to discuss plans for a major infrastructure spending plan for our country. With calls from leaders from across the country, members of the federal government are coming together to embrace the importance of maintaining America’s infrastructure.

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Barge Shipping Steady at Port of Little Rock

The Port of Little Rock had a busy month in March with increased activity across both docks, according to the Little Rock Port Authority. March activity started slowly but increased during the second half of the month. Logistic Services Inc. (LSI), the Port of Little Rock’s stevedoring partner, worked 32 barges with more than 47,000 net tons of cargo during the month. 17 barges were handled at the main river dock, carrying 26,000 net tons of cargo; 15 barges were handled at the slackwater dock, carrying 21,000 net tons of cargo.

Little Rock Port Cargo Steady in February

February activity at the Port of Little Rock remained steady and continued the momentum from January. Logistic Services Inc., the port’s stevedoring partner, handled a total of 30 barges, amounting to over 45,000 net tons of cargo. Commodities handled included aluminum ingots and sows, DAP, nepheline syenite, potash, sand, scrap, steel coils, urea, wetcake and wire rod coils. Across all operations, LSI handled just under 50,000 net tons of cargo. Total tonnage on the MKARNS for the month of February was 1,216,000 tons.

Little Rock Port Authority Adds 157 Acres

The Little Rock Port Authority completed the acquisition of an additional 157 acres to be used for economic development. The purchase was made possible by the City of Little Rock through its 2012 3/8-Cent Capital Improvement Sales Tax, which set aside money for the specific purpose of expanding the port's real estate holdings. The port began actively exploring expansion opportunities with the development of a 2008 Master Real Estate Acquisition Plan. Working with the Greater Little Rock Chamber of Commerce and other interested parties to explore viable options for real estate expansion…

Little Rock Port Authority Reports September Shipping

Total barge tonnage through the Port of Little Rock in September was 52,000 net tons. Dock activities have slowed slightly; however they continue to compare favorably to calendar year 2015. Logistic Services, Inc. has handled 383 barges during the nine months of 2016 year and 578,000 net tons of various commodities have moved across the docks at the Port of Little Rock. Break bulk commodities accounted for just over half of the total river tonnage for September. Cargoes handled across the docks included potash…

Little Rock Port Authority Reports August Shipping

Total barge tonnage through the Port of Little Rock in August was 57,000 net tons. Dock activities continue to compare favorably to calendar year 2015 as Logistic Services, Inc. has handled 347 barges during the first half of 2016 year and 560,000 net tons of various commodities have moved across the docks at the Port of Little Rock. Break bulk commodities accounted for just over 50% of the total river tonnage for August. Cargoes handled across the docks included potash, rock, wetcake, bauxite, granite fines, wire rod coils, scrap metal, pipe and steel coils.