BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) — The Port of Baton Rouge will be receiving its seventh Marine Highway Grant to purchase 70 container chassis, according to Congressman Garret Graves on Monday.

The grant for the Port of Baton Rouge totals $1,050,000.

Graves said these state has received over $10,000,000 from the grant program since 2016. This recent grant awarded will go to alleviating the chassis shortage. Due to the shortage, cargo and containers are not offloaded efficiently.

Cargo travels along the “marine highway” between Baton Rouge to St. Louis, Missouri, and beyond along the Mississippi River.

“This grant is a win-win-win. This grant will increase growth for our ports, alleviate traffic congestion and help to address supply chain issues plaguing our country,” Graves said. “We call the Mississippi River America’s global commerce superhighway for a reason. This grant keeps Louisiana competitive and as a destination for future maritime commerce.”