Ports of central Gulf region advancing efforts to handle greater cargo volumes

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Ports of central Gulf region advancing efforts to handle greater cargo volumes

The diverse ports of the central Gulf region are advancing projects to facilitate efficient handling of growing volumes of containerized commodities as well as liquid and dry bulk cargos.

While ports such as those of Mobile and New Orleans are focused on escalating container-moving capabilities, others, including several in Louisiana, are looking to derive increasing benefits from the fossil fuels sector.

Maintaining sufficient depths of channels and waterways, including the Mississippi River, is of concern to multiple mid-Gulf ports as well.

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For more than a quarter of a century, Paul Scott Abbott has been writing and shooting images for the American Journal of Transportation, applying four decades of experience as an award-winning journalist.

A graduate of Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism, with a master’s magna cum laude from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, Abbott has served as president of chapters of the Propeller Club of the United States, Florida Public Relations Association and Society of Professional Journalists.

Abbott honed his skills on several daily newspapers, including The Cincinnati Enquirer, The Richmond (Va.) News Leader, Albuquerque Journal and (South Florida) Sun-Sentinel, and was editor and publisher of The County Line, a weekly newspaper he founded in suburban Richmond, Va.

A native Chicagoan, he is a member of American Mensa and an ever-optimistic fan of the Chicago Cubs.