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Bahri Ro Ro

The Port of New Orleans increased its connection to major ports in the Middle East, Indian subcontinent, and the Mediterranean Sea and welcomed the return of roll-on, roll-off service with the inaugural call of the Bahri Yanbu, a new state-of-the-art multipurpose vessel, in mid-August at the Nashville Avenue Terminal Complex operated by Ports America.

Container yard

The Port of New Orleans has launched a series of roundtable discussions to promote professional services opportunities to local and small architectural and engineering companies as part of a business outreach initiative.

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The Port of New Orleans announced that President and CEO Brandy D. Christian has been appointed to the Railroad-Shipper Transportation Advisory Council (RSTAC)

Robert R. Barkerding

The Board of Commissioners of the Port of New Orleans today elected Robert R. Barkerding Chairman. Barkerding represents Jefferson Parish and joined the Board in February of 2013 when he was appointed by former Gov. Bobby Jindal.

Michael W. Kearney at a podium

Michael W. Kearney, Chairman of the Board of Commissioners of the Port of New Orleans, was named the recipient of the 2017 Diolkos Award at the 7th Annual Rail Supply Chain Summit in Chicago on June 14, 2017.

Lead Engine Of The New Orleans Public Belt

The Port of New Orleans, the New Orleans Public Belt Railroad and the City of New Orleans have agreed to preliminary terms of a landmark plan that will stimulate economic growth of the Port and local industries by aligning the Public Belt Railroads and its assets under the Port of New Orleans.

USDA Cold Treatment Containers

The Port of New Orleans announced a new opportunity for shippers looking to transport perishable cargo from South America. Port NOLA received approval by the U.S. Department of Agriculture for inclusion in the Southeast U.S. In-Transit Cold Treatment Pilot Program.

Press Release 2017 05 12 American Duchess Sailing

The American Queen Steamboat Company, owner and operator of the American Queen and American Empress, will launch service on its new American Duchess when it sets sail from New Orleans on Aug. 14, 2017, following its christening here a day earlier.

Press Release 2017 05 10 Port NOLA Bike Patrol

Cruise guests, locals and tourists enjoying New Orleans riverfront now have an added layer of security. Today, the Port’s Harbor Police Department initiated bicycle patrols aimed at increasing security from Mardi Gras World to the French Market.

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The Port of New Orleans is celebrating Maritime Month through May and National Maritime Day May 22 to recognize the value of maritime commerce in the region and to pay tribute to the region’s rich maritime history.

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Royal Caribbean International announced its return to New Orleans with a seasonal home-based cruise ship in late 2018. The 915-foot Vision of the Seas will sail seven-night itineraries to culture-rich destinations across the Bahamas and Yucatan Peninsula from the Port of New Orleans’ Julia Street Cruise Terminal. The ship will sail on Saturdays.

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Marseilles, France-based CMA CGM will initiate a new weekly direct container service to South America from the Port of New Orleans on April 21. CMA CGM’s Brazil Express will operate from the Port’s Napoleon Avenue Container Terminal, enhancing the Port’s direct access to ports of call between Mexico and Brazil and adding capacity to the trade lane for shippers.

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