Steel imports rise at New Orleans port

Apr 11, 2013 | 11:02 AM | Catherine Ngai

Tags  steel imports, rebar, steel pipe, steel coil, Critical Commodities Conference, American Institute for International Steel, Port of New Orleans, Robert Landry Catherine Ngai

NEW ORLEANS — The Port of New Orleans is seeing renewed growth in steel imports due to the strengthening housing and automotive sectors.

"Steel has been very good for us in the past two years, and 2012 was better than 2011," Robert M. Landry, chief commercial officer of the port, told AMM on the sidelines of the Critical Commodities Conference hosted by the American Institute for International Steel and the Port of New Orleans. "It’s not where we should be (historically), but with the good trends we’re seeing, we think this bodes well for the future."....

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