Port of South Louisiana

America's Largest Tonnage Port

Linda Prudhomme

Director of Business Development

171 Belle Terre Boulevard
P.O. Box 909
LaPlace, Louisiana 70069
Phone : (985) 652-9278
Toll-free : 888-SLA-PORT
Fax : (985) 652-9518
Email : lprudhomme@portsl.com
Website : PortSL.com

Targeted Industries

•   Aerospace & Defense
•   Automotive
•   Logistics, Warehousing & Distribution
•   Manufacturing

About Port of South Louisiana

As America's largest tonnage Port district, the Port of South Louisiana is the premier sea gateway for U.S. export and import traffic... Governed by a board of nine Commissioners, the Port of South Louisiana, which stretches 54 miles along the Mississippi River, is the largest tonnage port district in the western hemisphere.

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