Approximately 7 acres on the Alexandria side of the levee was purchased from the Port’s newest tenant, Alexandria Terminal Company. Funding was made possible through the Red River Waterway Commission and the Economic Development Administration.
CLRP plans to utilize the area for staging of freight trucks as well as possible use during military rotations at Ft. Polk. “The Central Louisiana Regional Port believes this acquisition is one step in the right direction as the Port continues to address the logistical needs of our tenants,” said Norman Welch, President of the CLRP Commission.
According to Blake Cooper, CLRP Executive Director, “Currently, the biggest challenge the Port faces is the availability of property for further expansion at the current Port site. This acquisition certainly helps to expand the capabilities at the Port site as we look to recruit new businesses to the Central LA Regional Port.”