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June 03, 2019 | The West Side Journal

LDC Announces $20M Rail Project at Port of Greater Baton Rouge

To enhance the transfer of grain from farmers to export vessels

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Gov. John Bel Edwards, joined by Port of Greater Baton Rouge and Louis Dreyfus Company (LDC) officials, committed State of Louisiana capital outlay funds to complete a $20 million rail project that will enhance the transfer of corn, grain, soybeans and other commodities from Louisiana farmers to export vessels at the Port of Greater Baton Rouge in West Baton Rouge Parish.

The Port of Greater Baton Rouge, located in Port Allen, is overseeing nearly $60 million in rail infrastructure projects that will expand commodity shipments for current and future tenants. In 2018, Union Pacific Railroad completed a $12 million interchange track project expanding potential delivery from 45 railcars to as many as 110 railcars on one train.

The funding commitment by Gov. Edwards and the Louisiana Legislature will complete a second critical project bringing four rail tracks deeper into the port property to serve the Louis Dreyfus Company Port Allen Elevator facility, one of the largest grain elevators on the Mississippi River. For the full story, click here

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