Now in its third year of cargo operations, the St. Bernard Port, Harbor and Terminal District’s Violet Terminal has seen significant growth in cargo handling. There have been numerous capital improvements and several closings on properties adjacent to the Terminal. Capital improvements include security fencing, surveillance equipment, dockside electrical and structural repairs. Land purchased was outparcels, as well as several buildings and grounds that extend into the main Terminal, but had separate owners.
Two staff members at the St. Bernard Port, Harbor and Terminal District have recently completed vessel training courses required by the U.S. Coast Guard in order to operate a boat with up to six (6) passengers.
Ryan Fayard, a Maintenance Mechanic who has worked for the Port since 2003, has successfully completed the 80-hour captain’s course to obtain a 100-ton master’s certification. The goal of the course is to enhance safety and productivity in the maritime working environment by instilling the knowledge and skills reflected in the Coast Guard exam topic table.
The St. Bernard Port, Harbor &Terminal District recently released its annual activity report to the American Association of Port Authorities.