The Louisiana International Terminal
Port NOLA is making significant progress on its second international container terminal in St. Bernard Parish to meet growing demand and create local jobs and opportunity. We are currently in the Federal public permitting process that will engage local stakeholders and partners.
Louisiana International Terminal Open Houses
The Port of New Orleans hosted three open houses about the Louisiana International Terminal on March 7, 8, and 9, 2023, to reconnect with the community, share recent updates on the Louisiana International Terminal, and show how the Port will continue incorporating community input into the project. Missed the in-person events?
Gov. Edwards Announces $1.8 Billion Louisiana Port Expansion Project
Gov. John Bel Edwards announced a historic public-private partnership between the state of Louisiana, the Port of New Orleans and two global maritime industry leaders to build a $1.8 billion state-of-the-art container facility on the Lower Mississippi River. The new Louisiana International Terminal (LIT) in St. Bernard Parish will be able to serve vessels of all sizes, dramatically increasing Louisiana’s import and export capacity and stimulating the creation of more than 17,000 new jobs statewide by 2050, Port NOLA estimates.
Partnership between St. Louis Region and Port of New Orleans Continues with Joint Support for Infrastructure Investment Aimed at Connecting America’s Heartland to the Future of Global Trade
St. Louis regional ports and the St. Louis Regional Freightway are jointly supporting the Port of New Orleans’ (Port NOLA) efforts to strengthen the flow of inland river cargo with the development of the Louisiana International Terminal (LIT). The LIT is a new container terminal project on the Gulf Coast that will benefit not only residents and businesses in south Louisiana, but also advanced manufacturing operations, agribusinesses and farmers, as well as other port operations throughout the Southeast and Midwest regions. Port NOLA's new $1.8 billion state-of-the art container terminal will eliminate air-draft restrictions that limit the size of vessels that can currently call on the Port NOLA, allowing it to serve vessels of all sizes and dramatically increasing Louisiana’s import and export capacity while fostering strategic inland growth.
Port of New Orleans Awarded $947,280 FEMA Port Security Grant
The Port of New Orleans was awarded $947,280 in recently announced Port Security Grant funding from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to support the expansion and enhancement of emergency services for Port NOLA’s maritime and industrial operations.
New Orleans Public Belt Railroad Celebrates Completion of Railyard Expansion Project
The New Orleans Public Belt Railroad (NOPB) celebrated the completion of an expansion project that will further increase throughput in the New Orleans rail gateway. Located along the Industrial Canal in New Orleans, the newly constructed France Road Railyard will improve efficiencies and increase NOPB’s capacity to switch, interchange and store rail cars, now accommodating an additional 220 storage cars.