The Port of New Orleans is a modern multimodal gateway connecting global markets to and from the U.S. and Canada. Our competitive edge comes from our ability to deliver seamless, integrated logistics solutions between rail, river and road.

Port NOLA is a diverse deepwater port uniquely located on the Mississippi River near the Gulf of Mexico — with access to 30-plus major inland hubs such as Memphis, Chicago and Canada via 14,500 miles of waterways, six Class I railroads and interstate roadways. The acquisition of New Orleans Public Belt Railroad strengthens our position as an integrated supply chain hub and supports our vision for regional freight-based economic development.

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New Orleans is the only U.S. city where deep-draft shipping aligns with the rail gateway to make a truly intermodal freight source.

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The Port of New Orleans is connected to 14,500 miles of waterways through the Mississippi River and its tributaries. Additionally, the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway provides direct access along the Gulf Coast.

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The trucking industry plays a vital role in the daily movement of goods with more than 2,000 trucks hauling cargo in and out of Port NOLA each day.


Due to the Mardi Gras Season and the parades forming on Napoleon Avenue and Tchoupitoulas Street, we will make the following changes to the Port's facility access stations operational schedule:

Wednesday, February 27, 2019 Napoleon Ave. Gate closes at 4 PM.

Thursday, February 28, 2019 Napoleon Ave. Gate closes at 4 PM.

Friday, March 1, 2019 Napoleon Ave. Gate closes at 4 PM.

Saturday, March 2, 2019 Napoleon Ave. Gate closed.

Sunday, March 3, 2019 Napoleon Ave. Gate closed.

Monday, March 4, 2019 Napoleon Ave. Gate closes at 3 PM.

Tuesday, March 5, 2019 Napoleon Ave. Gate closed.

Wednesday, March 6, 2019 Napoleon Ave. Gate opens at 6 AM and resumes access as a 24-hour gate.

From Wednesday, February 27, 2019, through Wednesday, March 6, 2019, the Nashville Ave. Facility Access Gate will be open on a 24-hour basis until we resume utilizing the Napoleon Ave. Facility Access Station as the 24-hour manned gate.

The parades and their routes can be located online here.