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SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) – The biggest shipment ever received at the Port of Caddo-Bossier is crawling from Shreveport to Longview, Texas, at about 1 mile an hour.

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Port spokeswoman Kathy French tells The Times the 303-ton “cold box” left Shreveport on Friday and needs a week to reach Eastman Chemical Co. It’s traveling only by day.

French says one truck is pulling the 611,000-pound load, and another is pushing. The convoy was expected to reach the state Sunday afternoon, taking four more days to complete the trip.

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An Eastman spokeswoman says it will be used to store gases and liquids at extremely low temperatures.

A barge hauled it more than 300 miles from New Orleans to Shreveport, taking 10 days.

And another piece of equipment, just as huge, is on the way.

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