During his visit to the River Region yesterday, Lt. Governor Jay Dardenne stopped in at the Port of South Louisiana for an overview of the port and a tour of the port’s public terminal, Globalplex Intermodal Terminal. On behalf of Executive Director Paul Aucoin, Deputy Director Roy Quezaire and Chief Operating Officer Dale Hymel, Jr., welcomed Dardenne to the Guesthouse, where he met with port management, commissioners, and staff and local officials and business representatives. After his visit at Globalplex, Dardenne was scheduled to visit with Nucor Steel Louisiana located within the Port’s jurisdiction.
Lt. Governor Jay Dardenne (L) with PSL Deputy Director Roy Quezaire
About Lt. Governor Jay Dardenne
Jay Dardenne felt an unmistakable calling to serve the state he loves. At the age of 34, he was elected to the East Baton Rouge Parish Metropolitan Council. After three years on the Metro Council, Dardenne was elected to the Louisiana State Senate in 1991, representing south Baton Rouge in District 16. After his 15 years in the Senate, Dardenne and his family knew that he was ready to serve the people of Louisiana at the statewide level. After the death of Fox McKeithen, he won a special election for Secretary of State in 2006, serving the remainder of the term and in 2007, was elected to a full term. After serving four years as Secretary of State, Dardenne was elected Lieutenant Governor in a special election in 2010. He was elected to a full term in 2011 in which he has led Louisiana’s tourism industry to unprecedented levels of growth.
About the Port of South Louisiana
The Port of South Louisiana is a 54-mile port district on the Mississippi River between New Orleans and Baton Rouge, encompassing the parishes of St. Charles, St. John and St. James. The facilities located within the port’s district consistently handle over a quarter billion short tons of cargo annually, ranking it the largest tonnage port district in the Western Hemisphere, the nation’s greatest grain exporter, and the number one energy transfer port in the United States. Along the 108 miles of deep-water frontage on both banks of the river there are seven grain transfer facilities, four major oil processing plants, 11 petrochemical manufacturing facilities and several other facilities for a total of more than 50 piers and docks owned and operated by an impressive group of resident tenants such as ADM, ArcelorMittal, Dow, Cargill, DuPont, Motiva Enterprises, Marathon, Shell, Nucor Steel., Occidental, and Occidental Chemical To learn more visit our site at www.portsl.com and like us on Facebook.
For more information about the Port of South Louisiana or this particular topic, please contact Alexandra “Alex” Hernández, Public Information Officer, at (985) 652-9278 or firstname.lastname@example.org, www.portsl.com