PORT ALLEN, LA (WAFB)- The Port of
Greater Baton Rouge is among the top ports in the country and it is looking to
keep growing, with the key to it all being Louisiana's exports and the
Benedetto's Market spend several hours each day unloading supplies from their
West Baton Rouge Parish store off of trucks and onto boats. Businesses like
Benedetto's Market are in high demand from ship crews that pass through the Port
of Greater Baton Rouge each day.
difference in a home that someone lives in," said Derek Benedetto with
Benedetto's Market. "That's those guys' homes two weeks up to 30 days. So,
those guys need food on their vessels just like you need it in your home."
is one of several that have popped up recently to serve the port. While they
may be on the smaller side, there are much larger projects, like the Louis
Dreyfus Company's expansion of the grain elevator.