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Louisiana Announces Smart Port Initiative

[ July 21, 2020   //   ]

Gov. John Bel Edwards announced a Louisiana smart port initiative that will streamline operations and improve safety through real-time data shared by port administrators, tenants, shippers, and warehouse, cargo and ground transportation providers. Louisiana Economic Development is coordinating the smart port initiative with The Water Institute of the Gulf and the Port of New Orleans.
The Water Institute of the Gulf will guide technical solutions for the project, with the Port of New Orleans providing seed funding and serving as the pilot port for the project. LED is pursuing federal infrastructure funding to complete the project. Gov. Edwards announced the project during a visit by FEMA Administrator Peter Gaynor to the Water Campus in Baton Rouge, where the Water Institute is based.

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