ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) — The outgoing executive director of the Port of Alexandria says the port is well positioned for expansion.

John Marzullo, who retired last week, discussed the port's opportunities for growth in an interview with The Town Talk of Alexandria.

He noted that CoolPlanet Energy Systems is expected to begin construction at the port soon on the first commercial production facility for its alternative fuel.

He also discussed the possibility that the port on the Red River could become the site of a central Louisiana intermodal facility linking different forms of shipping, including road and rail.

Marzullo has been with the port for two decades.