During the unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic, the Port of New Orleans continues to operate as a global gateway, with frontline Port and NOPB railroad employees ensuring the safe and efficient movement of cargo and necessities and maintaining the fluidity of the supply chain.

Port NOLA remains committed to remaining open for business, while also doing our part to “flatten the curve.” We have issued remote working directives, enhanced safety protocol at our terminals and implemented additional measures designed to protect workers. We continue to work with State, local and Federal officials, including the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and U.S. Coast Guard to ensure our procedures meet or exceed guidelines.

As the entire nation is experiencing, getting food to grocery stores and delivering medical supplies where they are needed is critical to all. In addition to all of the vital people in our community who are serving on the frontlines of the pandemic such as doctors and nurses, Port NOLA acknowledges the commitment, professionalism and sacrifice of our Port employees and the local maritime workforce during this time.

Now more than ever, we recognize that the men and women who handle our nation’s cargo are essential to ensure goods arrive where they need to be. The Port, our tenant companies and the ILA are doing all we can to provide a safe working environment.

For community-related inquiries, contact our Community Hotline at 504-528-3365. For the latest on Port NOLA’s operations related to COVID-19, click here.


Do you want to learn more about maritime activity in Orleans, Jefferson, and St. Bernard Parishes? There are many ways to connect with your Port.

Examples of Port NOLA’s community engagement efforts:

  • Digital Learning Toolbox
  • Public Boat Tours
  • Speakers Bureau
  • Dock Talks on Port projects
  • Public outreach and information sessions on ways to work with the Port
  • Hosted events for the maritime and hospitality industries
  • Maritime Month (May) activities
  • Local high school and university partnerships
  • Port Record, a bi-monthly eNewsletter on Port activities
  • Presence at maritime and hospitality industry events
  • Leadership level participation with regional economic development and civic organizations

To learn more about these programs or to schedule a tour, please contact Arian Randolph at 504.528.3567 or