Expansion at Caddo Port Means More Jobs for Shreveport Area
Big news for the port of Caddo Bossier today. Local leaders cut the ribbon for a pretty big expansion at the complex. Folks from the Port, DOTD and the Red River Waterway Commission gathered to celebrate the completion of a new 100,000-square-foot heavy-load warehouse. Construction on this facility began a couple of years ago. It was finished earlier this year and now it has been expanded even more.
Odyssey Logistics expanded their current Port operations into the new warehouse,
giving them a total of 310,000 square feet of warehouse space at The Port of Caddo-Bossier. The warehouse space is also housing steel coils for Ternium USA, which is another port tenant.
This will add five new jobs for Odyssey.
Port Commission President Walter Bigby Jr says
The new warehouse will equip Odyssey Logistics, Ternium and our other customers to be better prepared for whatever market issues or Mother Nature can throw at us. Tenants can ramp-up inventory levels ahead of any worldwide or national transportation supply chain disruptions, thus making them more efficient and profitable.
Colin Brown Executive Director of the Red River Waterway Commission says
As part of its mission, the Red River Waterway Commission works to promote economic development along the J. Bennett Johnston Waterway. The continued growth and development of The Port of Caddo-Bossier plays a key role in that development. The opening of this new heavy-load industrial warehouse is yet another success story for our region that is a direct result of the vision of and the continued partnership between the Commission, the Port, and the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development.
This new facility is accessible by both rail and truck. It has two 40-ton cranes, plus air handlers to provide heat and ventilation. The warehouse was constructed to accommodate heavy loads.