Proposed Louisiana Container Port Off Southwest Pass Called A Job Creator拟议中的路易斯安那西南沿海通道集装箱码头被称为就业创造者
Release Date: March 13, 2013
An entirely new supply chain would be developed by the proposed mega-ship container port off the mouth of the Mississippi River, which could result in an astounding 182,000 jobs throughout the United States inland river system, including 33,000 direct and indirect jobs in Louisiana alone, according to a not-yet released study commissioned by ABK of New York.
The Louisiana International Gulf Transfer Terminal (LIGTT) would be able to handle the mega-ships too big to get into the Mississippi River and other Gulf Coast Ports because the mega ships draw too much water to enter the Mississippi River at Southwest Pass, the only deep-draft entry from the Gulf.
The study was submitted to the United States Customs and Immigration Service (USCIS) and to the Louisiana International Gulf Transfer Terminal Authority (LIGTT) in August 2012, said state Sen. A.G. Crowe, president of LIGTT.
“The USCIS report/application was prepared by top port consultants, attorneys and economists,” said Crowe. “The report validated the feasibility of the LIGTT project. The investment firm plans to release the report to the media at a preplanned point in time. The LIGTT board was satisfied that the data is of the highest quality in content.” Crowe, who was the lead sponsor of the legislation creating it. As president of LIGTT, Crowe heads up an impressive advisory board representing a cross section of maritime, government and business leaders.
The LIGTT Authority was established by Act 699 of the 2008 state legislature and passed with approval of 100 percent of members of both the House and the Senate. Gov. Bobby Jindal quickly signed the legislation.
In addition to already established shipping routes to China, the primary target for new routes will be South American ports, Crowe said. He stopped for The Waterways Journal interview as he was driving home from the airport, after attending a Tampa Bay meeting of the American Association of Ports Authorities, which includes many port executives from south of the equator, as well as U.S. ports….
路易斯安那海湾国际中转码头（ LIGTT ）将能够处理那些因为太大而先前无法进入密西西比河和其他墨西哥湾沿岸港口的邮轮。海湾的唯一深水入口位于密西西比河的西南通道，而先前的大型船只因吃水过深始终无法通行。
州参议员，LIGTT总裁A.G. Crowe称，这项研究于2012年8月被提交给美国海关和移民局（USCIS ）和路易斯安那海湾国际中转码头管理局（ LIGTT ）。
“美国海关和移民局（USCIS）的报告与申请都是由顶级的港口顾问，律师和经济学家准备的， ”Crowe说。 “该报告确认了LIGTT项目的可行性。投资公司计划在预先计划期间向媒体公布这项报告。LIGTT董事会对内容中数据的高质量表示满意。”克劳，是提出此项立法的主要赞助商。作为LIGTT总裁，克劳领导了一个由海运，政府及商业领域领军人物组成的多元顾问委员会。
2008年州议会法案699 确立了LIGTT管委会的成立， 有100 ％的众议院和参议院成员的批准。州长鲍比·金达尔迅速签署此项立法。