Illinois State Profile

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    Louisiana Senators Mary Landrieu, David Vitter

The state contains or borders the lower 507 miles of the Lower

    Mississippi River. Deep draft navigation is possible for the first

    236 miles to the Baton Rouge area. The state also includes over

    310 miles of the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway (GIWW) system, with

    over 270 miles to the west of the New Orleans area and about 40

    miles to the east. Louisiana also contains major connecting

    waterways such as the Port Allen-Morgan City Route and Atchafalaya

    River which connect the Mississippi River to the GIWW West. Other

    major waterways are the Mississippi River Gulf Outlet (MRGO), the

    New Orleans Inner Harbor Navigation Canal (IHNC), portions of the

    Mermenteau, Calcasieu, Ouachita, Black, West Pearl and Red Rivers,

    and numerous lakes, bayous, canals and passes.

In 2005, almost 260 million tons of commodities (mostly coal,

    petroleum products, chemicals and grain) moved to, from, and within

    Louisiana. These commodities had a combined value of $107 billion.

    Petroleum Products comprised 27% of this tonnage, followed by grain

    at 23%.

    Louisiana 2005 Waterborne Commerce

    To, From and Within the state

     (tonnage in thousands of tons; values in millions of dollars)

    Commodity Shipped Received Within Total Value

    Coal 7,207 14,739 2,268 24,214 $1,098

    Petroleum Products 39,420 10,879 19,787 70,086 $9,138

    Crude Petroleum 1,743 3,859 9,160 14,762 $1,462

    Aggregates 397 13,367 81 13,845 $3,765

    Grain 1,280 56,888 999 59,167 $9,772

    Chemicals 18,690 4,800 7,559 31,049 $15,151

    Ores/Minerals 10,158 816 2,207 13,181 $1,710

    Iron/Steel 15,561 730 281 16,572 $5,528

    Other 11,126 4,017 1,482 16,625 $59,828

    TOTAL 105,582 110,095 43,824 259,501 $107,452

    Source: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Waterborne Commerce Statistics

Louisiana is a major transloading point for commodities between

    shallow and deep draft barges and deep draft ships. Under the

    system the Corps of Engineers uses to calculate waterborne tonnage,

    commodities that arrive in a barge and then leave on a ship are

counted twice in the system since there is no direct connection

    between the two movements.

An analysis of the waterborne commerce data for the State of

    Louisiana shows that more than 105 million tons of commodities were

    shipped on the river system out of the state. A sizeable portion

    of this tonnage (over 39 million tons) consisted of petroleum

    products. Docks in the state received 5.5 million tons, with coal

    being the largest commodity. Over 43 million tons moved within the

    state. In 2005, the 259 million tons shipped to, from and within

    Louisiana were worth $107 billion.

    2005 Louisiana Waterborne Commerce

    Shipped to and from Other States and Countries

    (tonnage in thousands of tons; values in millions of dollars) Shipments Commodity Shipments Commodity

    To Tons Value Top From Tons Value Top Florida 23,157 $2,816 Petroleum Illinois 38,568 $4,750 Grain Texas 15,419 $4,221 Petroleum Texas 10,990 $3,746 Petroleum Illinois 11,229 $3,636 Chemicals Kentucky 10,445 $2,754 Aggregates Kentucky 9,497 $1,534 Iron/Steel Missouri 7,352 $1,038 Grain Ohio 7,032 $1,210 Iron/Steel Iowa 6,062 $979 Grain Source: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Waterborne Commerce Statistics

Louisiana docks shipped commodities by barge to 15 states, and

    received commodities from 24 states, Puerto Rico and other foreign

    countries. The leading state shipped to was Florida, with over 23

    million tons and a value of over $2.8 billion. The leading state

    shipping by barge to Louisiana was Illinois, which shipped over 38

    million tons, with grain being the primary commodity.

There are approximately 773 manufacturing facilities, terminals,

    and docks on the waterways of Louisiana that shipped and received

    tonnage in 2005.

     Five port areas in Louisiana were ranked in the top 15 in the

    United States in 2005. The Port of South Louisiana was the

    country’s busiest, with over 212 million tons shipped and received.

    This port is defined as Lower Mississippi River (LMR) miles 114.9

    through 168.5. This port was the only one in the state with more

exports than imports. The Port of New Orleans (LMR miles 81.2-th 114.9, plus parts of the MRGO, IHNC and Harvey Canal) ranked 8

    nationally. The Port of Baton Rouge (LMR miles 168.5-253, plus the thBaton Rouge Barge Canal) was 9 and the Port of Plaquemines (LMR thmiles 0-81.2) was 15. The state’s non-Mississippi River port, thLake Charles, ranked 13 in the U.S. with over 55 million tons

    shipped and received on the Calcasieu River.

There are no locks located on the Mississippi River in Louisiana.

    Major Ports in Louisiana - 2005 Waterborne Commerce

    (tons in thousands; values in billions)


    Foreign Commodity

    Port Name Total Domestic Imports Exports Value* Top

    S. Louisiana 212,246 117,672 43,490 51,084 $24.8 Grains

    New Orleans 70,876 37,797 21,252 11,827 $11.3 Petroleum Products

    Baton Rouge 59,293 36,889 17,585 4,819 $8.1 Petroleum Products

    Plaquemines 47,871 31,918 8,039 7,914 $4.0 Coal

    Lake Charles 52,675 20,569 27,083 5,023 $11.3 Petroleum Products

     Source: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Waterborne Commerce Statistics

    * - Domestic Commodity Traffic Only

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