October 10, 2016
Port of New Orleans Chief Operating Officer Brandy Christian joined Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards in signing a memorandum of understanding with Cuba on Oct. 4 pledging to expand trade and commerce opportunities between Louisiana and the Caribbean nation. The agreement also calls for joint marketing and information sharing efforts to meet those objectives.
October 7, 2016
More than 500 cruise passengers aboard one of the world’s most luxurious cruise ships will enjoy a few days in New Orleans next week, as the Europa 2 makes her maiden voyage to the Port of New Orleans Julia Street Cruise Terminal Monday.
September 22, 2016
The Board of Commissioners of the Port of New Orleans today elected Mr. Michael W. Kearney chairman. Mr. Kearney represents Orleans Parish and joined the Board in December of 2012 when he was appointed by former Gov. Bobby Jindal.
Port of New Orleans Grant from EPA Provides Financial Incentives To Approximately 20 Truckers To Replace Older Drayage Trucks
September 13, 2016
Today, the Port of New Orleans launched its Clean Truck Replacement Incentive Program (Clean TRIP), providing financial incentives for local short-haul truck owners to voluntarily replace approximately 20 Class 8 drayage trucks from model years 1993-2006 with trucks from model year 2012 and newer.
September 8, 2016
During the annual National Truck Driver Appreciation Week Sept. 12-16, the Port of New Orleans will once again celebrate those who transport containers and break bulk cargo on our nation’s roads and highways, safely connecting goods with customers.
The world’s third largest container shipping company initiated a new direct service from the Port of New Orleans to the west coast of South America this week. Marseille, France-based CMA CGM launched its Med Americas service with the arrival over the weekend of the container ship Pomerenia Sky at the Napoleon Avenue Container Terminal.
The World Trade Center of New Orleans today announced this year’s recipient of the Eugene J. Schreiber Award as Gary LaGrange, President and CEO of the Port of New Orleans. Mr. LaGrange will be presented with the award at the annual Louisiana International Trade Gala on Friday, November 18th, 2016 at the National WWII Museum.
Gov. John Bel Edwards appointed Tara C. Hernandez to the Board of Commissioners of the Port of New Orleans. Hernandez, who was sworn in during today’s monthly Board meeting, will serve a five-year term, succeeding Gregory R. Rusovich, one of four Orleans Parish representatives on the seven-member regional Board.
Videos aimed at marketing Port of New Orleans facilities to potential customers and helping community stakeholders relate to Port operations and economic benefits took top honors in the 50th American Association of Port Authorities 2016 Communications Awards Program.
July 8, 2016
Seaboard Marine today announced the launch of a new weekly service commencing Sunday, July 24, 2016, from New Orleans connecting U.S. exporters to Colombia, Panama, and Costa Rica in addition to Honduras, Guatemala, El Salvador and Nicaragua.
The U.S. Department of Transportation Maritime Administration appointed Port of New Orleans President and CEO Gary LaGrange to its Maritime Transportation System National Advisory Committee.
Intermarine, LLC, the global leader in the transport of project, breakbulk and heavylift cargo, has transported four coke drums on the MV Ocean Freedom from Gijon, Spain, to New Orleans, Louisiana. The cargo was transported for forwarder Agility Project Logistics with end clients Phillips 66 and Wood Group Mustang.