The Mississippi River attracts more that 5,000 port calls per year, not including the Loop and Southwest Pass Lightering areas and is ranked in the top ten busiest ports in the world for cargo tonnage handled.
There are over 234 nautical miles of navigable water, with terminals blanketing both banks. There are 4 separate port authorities, 3 separate U.S. Customs jurisdictions and almost 200 terminals and anchorages that vessels conduct business at daily.
Cargoes range from; crude oil, chemicals, grain products, coal, fertilisers and project cargoes such as, semi-submersible load-outs and 500mt single lift operations.
Offshore Agency & Logistics
ISS delivers a range of tailored Agency and Logistics services to the offshore sector, globally. Utilising the expertise and experience of our staff, including all the key oil and gas locations, ISS is well placed to meet the unique demands of the offshore client.
We can support your offshore project from conception to completion. From the provision of specialised local information at the pre-project and planning stage, local vessel and operating permits and clearances during mobilisation and the supply of a wide range of services during the project period from; vessel agency, crew and personnel support, freight logistics and the management of onshore supply bases.
Beyond the local project, we are adding to our client’s business by providing innovative global, outsourced operational and financial solutions that are helping our clients stay focused on their project and operational priorities, in this dynamic and fast-moving industry.
Inchcape Shipping Services New Orleans is seasoned with the local culture and knowledge to handle any of our customers' requirements, including a range of protective roles including;
- Cargo and owners protective agents
- Crew management services
- Cargo documentation
- Logistics needs
- Catastrophes such as groundings, collisions and oil/chemical spills.