Millard Maritime has service capabilities to load and unload a wide range of commodities and finished goods. Additional lines are constantly being considered and shippers are encouraged to propose new freight.
The chemical industry is growing in the southeastern United States. Millard’s Theodore, Alabama port is near the “Chemical Corridor” – the land area along the Mississippi River between New Orleans and Baton Rouge. The area is home to numerous chemical and petrochemical manufacturing plants that provide strong economic support for Louisiana. CSX railroad’s coastal routes and Interstate 10 are heavily used for chemical transport.
Liquid Cargo is a strength and focus as a result of experienced gained through constructing above ground storage tanks and handling liquid operations to from deep water draft vessels as well as tank rail cars and trucks. Civil engineering for new tank sites has been completed along with certification as an Industrial Park thus enabling immediate launch for any new build required. Ample space to include blending infrastructure as well as multiple loading stations offer significant benefit as well.
Aggregates include sand, gravel, pebbles, crushed limestone, and stone and are imported in bulk. They are destined for construction sites across the country for use in structural foundations. Demand is largely associated with construction activity levels. Import volumes grew by 83 percent between 2007 and 2011.