In the state of Louisiana, there are a number of ports used for the transportation of goods via U.S. navigable waterways. One of such ports is the Port of Columbia. Located six miles north of Columbia, the Port of Columbia is relatively small compared to other ports in the state. Still integral to the state's economy, this port provides close access to State Highway 165. Columbia is located in the Northwest region of Louisiana on the Ouachita River.
While it does not see any inbound cargo, it is used for outbound cargoes primarily consisting of cottonseed and grain. The Columbia region of Louisiana is known for its cottonseed and grain production, which is why this port is vital for sustaining that particular niche of the economy. The total tons of cottonseed and grain cargo that go through this port on a yearly basis averages at 200,000, with an average yearly revenue of $190,000.
Again, while this port may seem insignificant because of its comparatively small size, it is absolutely essential to the economy. If it were not essential, then it would not exist. This port functions to maximize public resources to do things like create jobs and improve the economic vitality of the local community.
The town of Columbia, Louisiana is extremely small. According to the 2008 census there were about 500 people residing there. Columbia is the parish seat of the region of Caldwell Parish, Louisiana. At Arnold & Itkin, we understand that you don't have to be employed at a big name company or work at a large port like the Port of South Louisiana in order to be considered a vital part of Louisiana's economy.
The Port of Columbia is absolutely essential to the shipping industry, especially when it comes to cottonseed and grain. Whether or not you reside in Columbia or a surrounding town, if you deal frequently with the Port of Columbia, then we care about your safety. Arnold & Itkin is an offshore injury firm serving those who have been injured while performing their duties in a maritime environment. In the event that you become injured while working in or around this port, you can get help from our firm.
Arnold & Itkin is proud to fight for the rights of injured offshore workers. In Louisiana, there are many types of offshore vessels that are utilized for transportation and shipping as well as other areas of the maritime industry. You may work as a fisherman, so in the event that you were involved in a commercial fishing accident, our firm can help you access the benefits and protections you have under maritime law.
If the vessel you were working on was littered with safety hazards and you were injured in a deck accident or a fall accident, you are legally entitled to representation and compensation. If you were injured in any way while working in or around the Port of Columbia, get in touch with an attorney from our firm. Should you become our client, we will fight to see that you get the benefits you are entitled to as a seaman.
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