Export grain elevator Greenfield Louisiana has filed permits to build a 36-silo grain terminal on the west bank of St John the Baptist Parish, World Grain reported on 8 March.

The terminal would provide storage, processing and elevator operations for soyabeans, wheat and corn, the company said.

Greenfield Louisiana’s application for permits followed a request by the Port of South Louisiana (POSL) for US$25M in funding for the port project from the US Department of Transportation (DOT). If approved by the DOT, the POSL would lease the dock to Greenfield, World Grain wrote.

The POSL is the largest grain port in the USA, according to World Grain, handling more than half of annual US grain exports.

Greenfield Louisiana expected to move more than 11M tonnes of agriculture products, primarily soyabeans, corn and wheat, along with some other locally-grown speciality crops, to the export market, World Grain said.

Products would be transported mainly by barge on the Mississippi River or the inland waterway system to the new grain elevator, where they would be unloaded, stored, cleaned and loaded onto ocean-going vessels for export, the report said.