For Globalplex information, contact:

Roy Quezaire,
Deputy Director
1-855-SLA-PORT (752-7678)

985-652-9278 tel

Dale Hymel,
Chief Operating Officer
1-855-SLA-PORT (752-7678)

985-652-9278 tel

Other Globalplex contacts:

Paul Aucoin
Executive Director
1-855-SLA-PORT (752-7678)
985-652-9278 tel

Mitch Smith
Director of Operations
985-536-8300 tel

Edward "Tootie" Nowell
Assistant Director of Operations
985-536-8300 tel




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A world-class intermodal terminal with storage and warehousing, space for light manufacturing and the most active Foreign Trade Zone...

In the heart of the Port of South Louisiana's jurisdiction is a 335-acre (135-hectare) maritime industrial park. The Globalplex Intermodal Terminal is a public terminal -owned by the Port of South Louisiana and operated by Associated Terminals- for both vessels and barges that provides handling and storage for bulk, breakbulk, and containerized cargos. Globalplex is an excellent location for manufacturing, distribution, and logistics companies.

Formerly a sugar refining complex and an integral part of the economic and social history of the region, the Globalplex Intermodal Terminal is a one-of-a-kind public facility on the lower Mississippi River. Its redevelopment is guided by a master plan that focuses on the dynamic needs of today's shippers and manufacturers. Flexibility, efficiency, and connectivity are the hallmarks of the redesign and new construction.



Globalplex Bulk Terminal


Globalplex Intermodal Terminal's deep-draft bulk terminal is dedicated to handling materials including, but not limited to, cement, mineral ores, and woodchips. This terminal is equipped with a Carlsen screw-type unloader for special handling of cement. The cement facility, which includes dome storage, is one of the largest in the United States. Cargo is quickly moved to and from landside storage via an extensive covered conveyor system.






Globalplex General Cargo Terminal


Globalplex Intermodal Terminal's deep-draft general cargo dock has been developed to handle breakbulk and general cargo. The dock's circular capacity, with measurements of 204' width by 660' length, allows trucks enough area to turn around, which is conducive to maximum transfer efficiency. Two Manitowoc gantry cranes with spreaders are in place to handle a wide variety of cargoes, including heavy lifts and containers.

The dock's capacity has been enhanced by the addition of a 65' wide by 700' long finger pier adjacent and downriver to it that will allow the berth of a Panamax-size vessel and direct vessel-to barge transloading.

Also available is a 177,000 square-foot (16,444 square-meter) storage pad, providing ample space for the staging of cargo prior to shipment. There is sufficient turning radius for interstate trucks and stevedoring equipment to maneuver while handling cargo. The area is outfitted with lighting and a rainwater runoff and drainage collection system.



In July of 2005, the Port of South Louisiana dedicated a 72,000 square-foot (6,689 square-meter) warehouse/transit shed and rail spur designed to accommodate multiple truck and rail loading dock activities. This shed is ready to receive a variety of break-bulk and palletized shipments, from lumber to paper-liner rolls. This building has a covered rail loading dock served by the Canadian National railroad on the west side of the building designed to load cargo from six roll up doors.




In May of 2010, the Port of South Louisiana marked the official opening of Transit Shed #4, a 40,000 square-foot (3,716 square-meter) bulk transit shed that will assist Globalplex users with handling and storage of dry bulk commodities being shipped in and out of the district. The 200' x 200' (61m x 61m) warehouse strategically placed at the foot of the general cargo dock access bridge. Allowance has been made in the design of the structure for the future installation of conveyors that will connect it to the dock and the nearby rail spurs.

From Panamax vessels to inland barges, the dock is capable of moving cargo to open or covered storage warehouses, from ship to barge, truck, or intermodal rail transfer. Globalplex's general cargo terminal, operated by Associated Terminals, is served by Canadian National (CN) and Kansas City Southern (KCS) railroads and all major trucking and freight companies. Interstate highway connections are made easily without undue delays.












Within the grounds of Globalplex Intermodal Terminal general cargo facility lies a lovely home and grounds that once was associated for years with the Godchaux-Henderson sugar refinery that was the heart of Reserve, Louisiana.

Although it is ante-bellum in style, the house was built sometime around the 1911. This home was used by the Godchaux family and their guests at the time, so the name "Guesthouse" was attached to the home then and remains to this day. Between then and now, the house and its grounds have had various owners and have undergone several renovations.

In 1992, the Port of South Louisiana acquired the Godchaux-Henderson sugar refinery, now known as Globalplex Intermodal Terminal, which includes the Guesthouse grounds. Through the interest of the Board of Commissioners and its staff, substantial repairs were made to the house, which suffered a fire in the dining room/kitchen area. To bring back some of its original style and beauty, the Port of South Louisiana reworked its wooden floors, replaced curtains and rugs, and added period decor, where needed.

Today, the Port of South Louisiana uses the home for business meetings and special events. Above all, they choose to keep the name, which so fits the home that has been the place of hospitality to many through the years: The Guesthouse.

Note: Excerpts above of the history of the Guesthouse taken from a composition by Linda H. Dufresne, who was employed at the Godchaux-Henderson sugar refinery for some 23 years.




Leon Godchaux (insert) and
Godchaux-Henderson Sugar Refinery







Terminal Operating Group (TOG)


Associated Terminals

Address:   1342 Highway 44
Reserve, Louisiana 70084
Phone:   985-233-8500 Main Office
985-233-8540 Globalplex Office
Fax:   985-233-8558