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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.
Gov. John Bel Edwards Appoints Jeanne Ferrer and Darryl Berger to Port of New Orleans Board
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.
Port of New Orleans Seeks Public Input at Upcoming Louisiana International Terminal Open Houses
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.
Port of New Orleans and the New Orleans Public Belt Railroad to Host Procurement Resource Fair
February 24, 2023
In an ongoing effort to engage local businesses in the New Orleans Gateway, the Port of New Orleans (Port NOLA) and New Orleans Public Belt Railroad (NOPB) will host a Procurement Contractor’s Resource Event on Tuesday, Feb. 28 from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Port of New Orleans Administration building, 1350 Port of New Orleans Place, New Orleans, LA 70130.
New Tire Distribution Facility Locating to St. Mary Parish
January 12, 2023
The Board of Directors for Kumho Tires Inc., a global manufacturer of 17-inch passenger and light truck tires, approved an agreement with Melis Group LLC to establish a 350,000 square foot warehouse and distribution center in St. Mary Parish. This agreement is a significant investment in St. Mary Parish’s local economy as well as enhancing Louisiana’s position in the rubber and tire market. Through a partnership with the Port of New Orleans, the nation’s top importer of natural rubber in the United States, the distribution and warehouse facility in Franklin will utilize the Port’s existing container services.
Gov. Edwards Announces $1.8 Billion Louisiana Port Expansion Project
December 12, 2022
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.
DOTD Announces $3 Million in Grant Funding to Improve Louisiana Rail Infrastructure
November 30, 2022
Today, the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) announced the first projects selected to receive a total of $3 million in grant funding under the Class II and III Rail Infrastructure Improvement Program.
Port of New Orleans Unveils Design Updates to the Louisiana International Terminal Based on Early Community Input
October 27, 2022
Today, the Port of New Orleans (Port NOLA) announced progress on the Louisiana International Terminal in St. Bernard Parish, including investments in sustainability, updates on transportation infrastructure, and a new terminal design that directly addresses early community input on traffic, neighborhood buffers, drainage and more.
New Orleans Public Belt Railroad General Manager Named One of Railway Age’s 2022 Women in Rail
October 24, 2022
Today, New Orleans Public Belt (NOPB) Railroad General Manager, Tomeka Watson-Bryant, was honored as one of Railway Age’s 2022 Women in Rail. Watson-Bryant, who became NOPB General Manager in June 2022, was one of 23 honorees from across the country recognized for her leadership, innovation and accomplishments in the railroading industry.
Port of New Orleans and the New Orleans Public Belt Railroad to Host Procurement Event
October 20, 2022
In an ongoing effort to engage local businesses in the New Orleans Gateway, the Port of New Orleans (Port NOLA) and New Orleans Public Belt Railroad (NOPB) will host a Procurement Contractor’s Resource Event on Tuesday, Oct. 25 from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at NOPB’s Joe Spot Training Center, 4822 Tchoupitoulas St., New Orleans, LA 70115.
Port NOLA CEO Delivers 2022 State of the Port Address
September 29, 2022
Today, Brandy D. Christian, Port of New Orleans (Port NOLA) President and CEO, and New Orleans Public Belt Railroad (NOPB) CEO, delivered the 2022 State of the Port address highlighting successes across the Port’s four lines of business and the completion of several vital maritime infrastructure projects. This was the first State of the Port gathering since 2019 before the pandemic.