Total barge tonnage through the Port of Little Rock in August was 57,000 net tons. Dock activities continue to compare favorably to calendar year 2015 as Logistic Services, Inc. has handled 347 barges during the first half of 2016 year and 560,000 net tons of various commodities have moved across the docks at the Port of Little Rock.
Break bulk commodities accounted for just over 50% of the total river tonnage for August. Cargoes handled across the docks included potash, rock, wetcake, bauxite, granite fines, wire rod coils, scrap metal
, pipe and steel coils.
The US Army Corps of Engineers reports that 921,119 tons of commodities moved through the McClellan-Kerr Navigation System in August 2016.
“Our stevedoring partner, Logistic Services Inc., continues to have a significant impact on the MKARNS and are exceeding annual projections for cargo handling across the docks”, said Bryan Day
, Executive Director of the Little Rock Port Authority
. “Although there are some industry sectors that have slowed production, we believe total tonnage will remain strong and that the Port of Little Rock remains a viable alternative to moving commodities and materials into the community”, continued Day.