April 16, 2019
The Port of New Orleans’ (Port NOLA) Strategic Master Plan, Port NOLA Forward, will earn the Port a Silver 2019 National Planning Achievement Award for Economic Development Planning from the American Planning Association (APA) for identifying and seizing upon economic growth opportunities.
Port NOLA, a multi-billion-dollar multimodal gateway for international trade and a bustling embarkation port for cruise passengers, creates and supports more than 119,500 jobs and $29.8 billion of economic output nationwide, according to a study conducted by the LSU Economics & Policy Research Group and JLL Ports, Airports and Global Infrastructure.
Port of New Orleans Moves Forward With New 100-Foot Gantry Cranes at Napoleon Avenue Container Terminal
March 29, 2019
On Thursday, March 28, 2019, the Board of Commissioners of the Port of New Orleans (Port NOLA) voted to approve the purchase of two new 100-foot gauge container gantry cranes to be used at the Napoleon Avenue Container Terminal.
March 27, 2019
S&P Global Ratings recently raised its ratings for the Port of New Orleans (Port NOLA) from an 'A-' to an 'A' with an outlook of stable.
February 5, 2019
The Port of New Orleans (Port NOLA) set a new record in 2018 with 1,182,111 cruise passenger movements, up 2.3 percent compared to a year ago.
January 24, 2019
The Port of New Orleans (Port NOLA) moved more containers in 2018 than at any time in its history, totaling 591,253 twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs), up 12.3 percent compared to one year ago.
October 17, 2018
Brandy D. Christian, Port of New Orleans (Port NOLA) President and CEO, and New Orleans Public Belt Railroad Corporation (Rail NOLA) CEO, highlighted the successes and challenges of the agency’s diverse business profile in 2018 at the annual State of the Port address today. Christian also outlined key short- and long-term strategies to capitalize on current momentum and galvanize the gateway for future success.
The Port of New Orleans will make river cruise history when American Song, the first contemporary riverboat in the U.S., sails its inaugural cruise Oct. 6, 2018 on the Mississippi River.
Disney Cruise Line announced it will sail from the Port of New Orleans (Port NOLA) in early 2020. The 2,700-passenger Disney Wonder will embark on a variety of Caribbean and Bahamian cruises from New Orleans – marking the first time Disney Cruise Line will have a homeport in Louisiana.
September 20, 2018
The Board of Commissioners of the Port of New Orleans and the Board of Directors of the New Orleans Public Belt Railroad Corp. approved separate resolutions authorizing nonbinding Cooperative Endeavor Agreements between the Port, NOPB, Jefferson Parish and Avondale Marine LLC to facilitate the proposed redevelopment of the former Avondale Shipyard site by addressing specific needs of Avondale Marine.
The Port of New Orleans announced the launch of their completely re-imagined new website that reflects the Port’s vision as an economic catalyst for the region while being more accessible to the Port’s multiple audiences.
August 20, 2018
From the Governor's Office: The Mississippi River Ship Channel could be the first port complex on the Gulf Coast to reach a depth of 50 feet now that the Director’s Report has been signed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.