The Port Is Bigger & Better Than Ever
2012 was a record year for the Port. Total tonnage of cargo handled at the port facilities exceeded 10.2 million tons.
In 2006 the St. Bernard Port spent $8 million to rebuild infrastructure. Roads, warehouses and sewerage facilities were improved while increasing tonnage and ship visits. Investments of $10 million in 2007 added conveyors and the rebuilding of the industrial park facilities and office space. Additional investments of $30 million in 2008 rehabilitated Berth D of the Chalmette Slip, constructed a 72,000 square foot facility to relocate the LISCO lumber company, built a 42,500 square foot transit shed and funded a new construction of office building that houses the Port’s administrative and security operations. The goal is to continue to attract larger ships and create more jobs and economic prosperity for the residents of St. Bernard. The Port’s original $75,000 investment in 1982 has grown to over $120 million in assets today. The earnings impact for St. Bernard since 1999 is over $300 million.