Thanks to its position on the Gulf of Mexico, Louisiana’s ports are among the busiest in the world, moving millions of tons of goods to major trading partners. Six Mississippi River deep draft ports combine to handle the most domestic cargo in the nation, there are five of the top 15 U.S. ports by tonnage, 25% of all U.S. waterborne commerce and the largest LNG export terminal in the country.
Louisiana’s railroads are critical in supplying the nation with oil, natural gas and timber. The integrated system also allows landlocked states access to international markets through intermodal hubs on the Mississippi River and Gulf of Mexico. There are six Class I railroads, spanning over 3,000 miles and it's the only state where six Class I railroads converge with a deepwater seaport.
Louisiana is home to a vast highway system that connects to major cities, neighboring states and beyond. There are six interstate highways that connect all corners of the state with major regional markets such as Atlanta, Dallas and Houston and 60,000 miles of additional highways, including 11,000 miles of state highways and 23,500 miles of parish roads.
Louisiana's fully integrated pipeline network carries some of the state’s most lucrative natural resources from the ground to refineries and process industry plants. There are more than 50,000 miles of pipelines, integrated to crisscross every major highway, railroad and navigable waterway in the state.