Proposed Louisiana International Terminal in St. Bernard Parish

Maritime commerce at the Port of New Orleans generates thousands of jobs and millions of dollars for the state and the regional economy each year. To support our economic mission, Port NOLA is exploring the development of a second international container terminal in Violet in St. Bernard Parish that will meet growing demand and create jobs and business opportunities for the region and state.

We are at the beginning of a multi-year due diligence process that will include robust community engagement with all our stakeholders and partners. Port NOLA is committed to including the Violet and St. Bernard Parish community throughout the process. This page will be updated with information as it becomes available.

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An Open Letter to the St. Bernard Community From Port NOLA CEO

Dear St. Bernard Community Members, As you may have heard, the Port of New Orleans is investing in St. Bernard Parish with an international container terminal in Violet. In doing so, we accept the significant responsibility of being a good neighbor, and we know it’s even more important here where roots run deep and connection to community means everything.

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Curious to learn about LIT? View our Frequently Asked Questions, that are updated as more info becomes available.

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Proposed Timeline

Port NOLA is currently in the multi-year due diligence period for the proposed project. View our project timeline here.

Container Terminal Fact Sheet

Container Terminal 101

What is a container terminal? Learn more about terminal operations through this fact sheet.

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Property Outline

Nearly 1,100 acres located in Violet, Louisiana have been purchased. View the property outline here.

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Draft Potential Land Use

This visual provides context as to what the Violet property, both the terminal and surrounding area, could be used for.

Violet Site Assessment

Why Violet?

Learn more about the site selection process and why Violet was selected for LIT.


Economic Impact Fast Facts

Learn about LIT's job and tax revenue benefit with our Economic Impact Card.

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Maritime Career Info

Watch our most recent Maritime Career Info Session that provides information about container terminal-related jobs here.

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Port NOLA Additional Resources

Learn more about Port NOLA and our regional impact. Explore fact sheets, videos and more through our resources gallery.

Port 101 Presentation

Learn about the Port of New Orleans—what we do, our lines of business, and maritime careers in this Port 101 presentation.

Port 101

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Louisiana International Terminal Updates