Connecticut company bringing operations to Delta port
Published: October 11,2013
Tags: barge loading facility, capital investment, economic development, employee, employer, employment, ffed, grain, grain elevator, job, job creation, Louis Dreyfus Commodities, Mikael Morn, oilseed, port, Port of Rosedale, rice, Robert Maxwell, shipping, terminal, transportation, work, worker
ROSEDALE — Louis Dreyfus Commodities, a global merchandiser of oilseeds, grains, feed and rice, will invest $20 million in a grain elevator and barge loading facility at the Port of Rosedale along the Mississippi River.
Louis Dreyfus Commodities expects the Rosedale Port terminal to create up to 10 new jobs by the time it begins operation in the summer of 2014.
“This is a very positive and exciting development for the Port of Rosedale and for the farming community of Bolivar County,” said Robert Maxwell, director of the port, told the Bolivar Commercial.
“It will help set the stage for further economic growth and prosperity in our county.”
Louis Dreyfus officials said the Rosedale facility will provide a new outlet for local farmers to sell corn and soybeans to the company for subsequent export to its newly opened terminal at the Port of Greater Baton Rouge, La.
The Baton Rouge new elevator is expected to handle up to 5 million metric tons of grains and oilseeds annually during the first phase of operations. The dock will be able to load a vessel at a rate of 100,000 bushels an hour and unload at the rate of 80,000 bushels an hour.
“We believe that the new terminal at the Port of Rosedale creates significant opportunities for farmers and other members of the surrounding community,” said Mikael Mörn, CEO of Louis Dreyfus Commodities for North America.
Louis Dreyfus Commodities LLC is headquartered in Wilton, Conn.
To sign up for Mississippi Business Daily Updates, click here.
Twang & Tourism: The Country Music Trail
FOLLOW THE MBJ ON TWITTERMy Tweets
Top Posts & Pages
- Officials set hunting dates for birds; expands dove season by 20 days
- Ex-state employee gets jail time for embezzling from school
- Madison's Christmas on Ice will not take place this year
- SPECIAL REPORT: Land may hold key to Jackson airport’s success
- Ex-judge disciplined, but not barred, by Supreme Court
- SPECIAL REPORT: A savvy pro is sought for Jackson airport's CEO
- Gunn: State's GOP needs to heal after Senate primary battle
- Bank welcomes Little
- USM Foundation sees second-highest fundraising total in history