Located at the head of the Red River Waterway up in Northwest Louisiana is the Port of Caddo-Bossier. This Louisiana port, just four miles south of Shreveport, is a hotbed for transportation and distribution throughout the state, which also has a great effect on U.S transportation as a whole. The commission for this particular port was created in 1962 and is made up of a 9-member board who serve 6-year terms.
The Port of Caddo-Bossier sees many different types of cargo pass through, but the main inbound cargo is comprised of aggregates, liquid petrochemicals, coal, fertilizer and steel while the outbound cargo is mostly project cargo and petrochemicals. These combine to form an impressive overall yearly tonnage of about 1.6 million.
The Port of Caddo-Bossier is essential to both state and national economies. It has an incredibly strategic location that allows it to play a vital role in both industry and business. This particular port links businesses throughout the "Ark-La-Tex" region (Arkansas, Louisiana, and Texas) by way of the grand Mississippi River.
This river has been integral in the United States economy almost since the birth of our nation. Such a grand waterway has access to America's heartland and is in close proximity to many U.S. highways and railways, making shipping and transportation insurmountably simpler. Some even say that these factors make the Port of Caddo-Bossier arguably one of the fastest growing ports in the entire United States.
This port has even been deemed an industrial park of sorts, in that it is essential for the growing of businesses. The port is incredibly accessible, which makes it easy for businesses to utilize for the growth of their business by being able to reach an estimated 30 million people by way of waterway access. The total gross revenue for the Port of Caddo-Bossier is $11,698,315, cementing its place as one of the Gulf's largest ports.
This port is booming in popularity, which means it is seeing more and more companies using their services, as well as an influx in the amount of traffic coming through. Thousands of offshore workers pass through the Port of Caddo-Bossier, and the port itself employs a total of 20 workers.
Caddo Parish, Louisiana is the parish seat of Shreveport and the third-largest parish in the entire state. The parish has a population well over 200,000. It is connected to many major state and U.S. highways, making the port's location extremely strategic. Bossier City, Louisiana is the neighbor city of Caddo. It has a smaller population, just above 60,000, and 1.9% of the city is made up of water. Many people who live in the region are maritime workers.
So many people find their employment in the offshore field, and many Louisiana maritime workers have likely passed through the Port of Caddo-Bossier. Like any offshore work environment, workers who come through this port can face a number of different risk factors. As a maritime worker, if you are hurt in or near the Port of Caddo-Bossier, you are entitled to specific legal protections.
If you were injured while working in the Port of Caddo-Bossier, then you may be a Jones Act seaman. Thankfully, there are provisions set up for Jones Act workers in the event that they are injured while performing their job duties. For example, some of the claims that you can get for injuries include maintenance and cure and unseaworthiness.
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