LR port in June sees 64,000 tons

Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette - - BUSINESS & FARM - — Noel Oman

The Port of Lit­tle Rock han­dled more than 64,000 tons of cargo in June, the Lit­tle Rock Port Au­thor­ity said in a news re­lease.

Lo­gis­tics Ser­vices Inc., the com­pany that loads and un­loads the barges, han­dled 42 barges last month.

Twenty-five barges with more than 37,000 tons of cargo were han­dled on the main dock. The slack­wa­ter har­bor dock han­dled 27,000 tons from 17 barges.

Nearly 60 per­cent of June’s ton­nage at the Lit­tle Rock port was bulk com­modi­ties that in­cluded potash and sand, the port said.

The same month a year ago, the port han­dled 66,000 tons. And in May, it han­dled 43,000 tons.

To­tal ton­nage on the 448-mile McClel­lan-Kerr Arkansas River Nav­i­ga­tion Sys­tem was 1,049,332 tons. The sys­tem runs be­tween the Mis­sis­sippi River and 15 miles east of Tulsa.

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