Created in 1967, the Pointe Coupee Port is located in Lettsworth, Louisiana 110 miles northwest of New Orleans. It is situated on the Lower Red River and governed by seven members of the Port Commission. The jurisdiction for this territory includes all of Pointe Coupee Parish. The port includes an industrial park that is integral in connecting the Mississippi, Atchafalaya, and the Red River. Each port has a unique type of inbound and outbound cargo. They are not limited to these types of cargo, but they are the ones that are most commonly seen.
For Pointe Coupee Port, the inbound goods include:
Primary outbound cargoes are dry good like:
The outbound cargoes that you will typically see coming out of each particular port give evidence to the industry in the surrounding area. For example, you don't have to look far from Pointe Coupee Parish to find cottonseed and grain. Inbound cargoes enter the port in order to be shipped out to other locations by way of truck or railway.
A relatively small port, it sees an overall yearly tonnage of just over 135,000, with a revenue of about $70,000. While many ports have channel depths of 9 feet, the Pointe Coupee Port has a depth of 12 feet. Various industrial facilities are located here as well, such as rock yards, barge fleet services, and crane services for loading and unloading cargo.
Arnold & Itkin understand what it takes to help injured offshore workers. Often, workers go without compensation for their injuries because they are not aware that they are entitled to any benefits. Those who work on vessels between U.S. ports are covered under what is known as the Jones Act. Those who work in the maritime industry in Pointe Coupee Parish, when injured, can get financial compensation by way of an offshore injury claim.
If you have been injured while working in Pointe Coupee Parish Port, do not hesitate to contact an offshore injury attorney from our firm. You may think that since your injuries were minor, you don't need to get in touch with an attorney. You may even be under the false impression from your employer that you aren't even allowed to speak with an attorney. Our firm wants you to know that this is not the truth.
It is your right to speak with an attorney whenever you have a legal concern. The truth is, you never know what protections under the law you are entitled to until you speak with an offshore injury attorney from our firm.
At Arnold & Itkin, we can inform you of your rights and should you become our client, fight to see that you get the justice you deserve. Contact us today.
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