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April 1-3, 2025
Hilton University of Houston
Houston, TX

Brian Cox

Brian Cox

Chief Operations Officer
Port of South Louisiana

Brian Cox is the Chief Operating Officer for the Port of South Louisiana. Brian has over twenty-five years of experience in the Maritime Industry. His day-to-day role includes overseeing Port Security, Marine Operations, Maintenance, Information Technology, Airport Operations, and Infrastructure Development, as well as multiple grant projects (MARAD, Port Priority, Port Security).

Brian plays an integral role in the expansion efforts at the Globalplex facility as well as the surrounding industries in the Port’s 54-mile stretch of the Mississippi River. Brian complements the Executive team through his participation in all grant funding efforts, his knowledge and outlook for future growth needs, and aiding existing River Parish entities with guidance on the energy transition. Since Brian joined the PortSL team as COO, the Port of South Louisiana, the second-largest tonnage port in the Western Hemisphere, has seen an increase in revenue for the first time in almost 20 years.

Brian attended Archbishop Rummel High School and the University of Louisiana-Lafayette. He began his career as a dock worker with Coastal Cargo Company (a New Orleans-based stevedoring firm) in 1999. Before joining PortSL in 2017 he was the General Manager for Associated Terminals (a Convent, LA-based bulk and breakbulk stevedoring firm) and responsible for all facility operations.

Brian has also served as a Reserve Police Officer with the New Orleans Police Department for ten (10) years and the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office for five (5) years.