June 22, 2017
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, 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.
City, Public Belt and Port Partner to Promote Economic Growth and Transform the New Orleans Waterfront
June 7, 2017
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.
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.
American Duchess, American Queen Steamboat Company’s Latest Riverboat to Launch Aug. 14 from New Orleans
May 12, 2017
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.
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.