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
September 19, 2023
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.
September 5, 2023
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.
August 23, 2023
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.
Gov. John Bel Edwards appointed Todd P. Murphy to the Board of Commissioners of the Port of New Orleans (Port NOLA) this month to succeed Commissioner Jack C. Jensen. Murphy was sworn in during today’s monthly Board meeting and will serve a five-year term.
The Port of New Orleans (Port NOLA) marked the replacement of the 100th truck through the Clean Truck Replacement Incentive Program (Clean TRIP) over the 4th of July weekend, and 101st last week.
June 22, 2023
Today the Board of Commissioners of the Port of New Orleans (Port NOLA) selected new officers with the election of Joseph F. Toomy to serve as Board Chairman, Walter J. Leger Jr. as Vice Chairman, and James J. Carter Jr. as Secretary-Treasurer for the nine-month term. With the alignment of the Port of New Orleans and the New Orleans Public Belt Railroad, Port Commissioners and officers also serve on the New Orleans Public Belt Railroad Commission.
Governor Edwards Praises Regional Planning Commission's Award of Feasibility Study to Support Louisiana International Terminal Transportation Infrastructure
June 14, 2023
Governor John Bel Edwards today praised the award of a contract to study the St. Bernard Transportation Corridor, among other roadway improvements, to support the Louisiana International Terminal, a $1.8 billion container terminal planned by the Port of New Orleans (Port NOLA) in Violet, Louisiana. The new terminal will be able to serve vessels of all sizes, dramatically increasing Louisiana’s import and export capacity and stimulating the creation of more than 18,000 jobs statewide and more than $1 billion in local and state tax revenue.
June 6, 2023
The Port of New Orleans (Port NOLA) welcomed maritime industry veteran Matthew Wypyski to the executive team as Chief Operating Officer (COO).
The Port of New Orleans celebrates the Harbor Police Department (HPD) during National Police Week from May 14 – 21, 2023 to honor the dedicated officers who serve the uniquely qualified maritime law enforcement agency.
April 27, 2023
Gov. John Bel Edwards appointed Jeanne E. Ferrer and Darryl D. Berger to the Board of Commissioners of the Port of New Orleans (Port NOLA) this month to succeed outgoing commissioners Charles H. Ponstein and William H. Langenstein, III respectively.
The Port of New Orleans (Port NOLA) set a passenger record in March 2023 for oceangoing and river cruises, topping pre-pandemic levels with 155,225 passenger movements and 39 cruise vessel calls at the Port for the month.
March 6, 2023
In March 2023, the Port of New Orleans will host a series of open houses about the Louisiana International Terminal, a proposed container terminal project in Violet that will enhance Louisiana’s position as a global shipping destination and serve as an economic engine in Louisiana for generations. The open houses will take place from 4:00 to 7:00 PM at locations throughout St. Bernard Parish.