“The port presidency is a true honor and a great opportunity,” said Layrisson. “My top priorities as port president are job creation and business development. I’ll do whatever it takes to bring more quality businesses to the port. Also, we plan to continue making capital improvements at no cost to local taxpayers. Finally, I’ll focus on preparing the port for the upcoming influx of Panama Canal international trade route opportunities. With hard work and God’s blessing, we anticipate a busy year at Port Manchac!”
Port Manchac is a public inter-modal port facility capable of handling cargo by barge, rail or truck. The port is run by a commission of seven business and community leaders appointed by the governor.