LR port in June sees 64,000 tons
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.