Little Rock Port Authority Reports June Shipping
Total barge tonnage through the Port of Little Rock in May was 66,000 net tons. Dock activities continue to compare favorably to calendar year 2015. Logistic Services, Inc. has handled 274 barges during the first half of 2016 year and 410,000 net tons of various commodities have moved across the docks at the Port of Little Rock.
Bulk commodities outpaced break-bulk cargo accounting for 55% of the tonnage handled across the docks. Cargoes handled across the docks included DAP, sulfate, triple phosphate, urea, rock, wetcake, bauxite, granite fines, wire rod coils, scrap, stainless scrap, steel coils and pipe.
The US Army Corps of Engineers reports that 979,684 tons of commodities moved through the McClellan-Kerr Navigation System in June 2016.
“The Port of Little Rock and our stevedoring partners at LSI continue to exceed annual projections for cargo handling and we are proud of our efforts to this point”, said Bryan Day, Executive Director of the Little Rock Port Authority. “The next several months at the Port could show a slight decrease in tonnage, primarily due to low oil prices and the impact it is having on industry; however, I still believe that the Port of Little Rock will have a strong year in terms of tonnage across our docks”, continued Day.