Located in the Southeastern region of the state of Louisiana on Lake Pontchartrain, the Port of Manchac was created in 1962 for the purpose of transforming that inland water region into a machine for economy and new industries. It is the hope of the South Tangipahoa Parish Port Commission to see this port become something that creates jobs and new opportunities for the residents of this region.
As growth continues, the workforce will multiply. While there are already plenty of offshore workers who pass through and utilize this port, with numbers set to rise, there is a greater need for a skilled maritime lawyer for them to look to in the event that they are injured.
The distribution center at this port handles product from the surrounding forest, oil fields and other materials such as steel, liquids and construction materials. This particular port is made to handle bulk and container cargo that is transported to and from it by way of barges, railways and truck.
Pumus Industries also occupies a portion of Port Manchac for liquid-bulk operation and production. Inbound cargo is primarily wood, steel, rocks and various other construction materials while the outbound cargo is comprised of lumber and liquid. These various types of cargo commonly seen at Port Manchac total 90,000 tons on a yearly basis with average revenues being $330,000 per year.
Not quite a town but not quite a city, the community of Manchac remains an unincorporated region of Tangipahoa Parish. Manchac has also been nicknamed "Akers," for Willie Akers, a telegraph operator for the railroad who ran the region's first post office. Manchac lies on a railway that is part of the Canadian National Railway system. Unique to the town is a historic lighthouse which was one of the five lighthouses originally built for Lake Pontchartrain. Manchac residents enjoy fishing and hunting, and the town is well known for its seafood and swamp tours.
If you are injured while working at Port Manchac then know that you have an advocate ready to defend your rights. At Arnold & Itkin, we have a team of skilled offshore injury attorneys who have helped many Louisiana maritime workers receive the compensation that they deserve. Our firm has recovered billions of dollars for our clients because we believe in protecting the rights of the injured.
As a worker under the Jones Act or Longshoreman and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act, you are entitled to a specific set of benefits that can help in the event that you are injured. By speaking with someone from our firm, we can evaluate your case and determine what you are entitled to. Our firm of experienced attorneys will do whatever it takes to get you the compensation you deserve for your injuries.
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