April 12, 2016
The Board of Commissioners of the Port of New Orleans joined a host of elected officials and industry partners today to dedicate the Port’s new $25 million Mississippi River Intermodal Terminal. The terminal, made possible by a $16.7 million federal transportation TIGER grant, has a capacity of moving 160,000 twenty-foot-equivalent units (TEUs) per year by rail.
April 7, 2016
The 8th Annual Critical Commodities Conference, a dynamic three-day event focused on the efficient transportation of energy products, steel and other raw materials, food, containerized cargo and other trade-related topics, opens April 12 at the New Orleans Downtown Marriott at the Convention Center.
Arrival of New Orleans' Newest Cruise Ship, Carnival Triumph, Celebrated with Fun Charity Event on Board Benefiting Four Local Music Organizations
April 4, 2016
To celebrate the arrival of New Orleans’ newest cruise ship, Carnival Triumph, Carnival Cruise Line and the Port of New Orleans today hosted an entertaining charity event with representatives from four local music organizations competing for $35,000 in donations to music charities.
Vice President Biden Commemorates 7th Anniversary of American Recovery and Reinvestment Act at Port of New Orleans
February 17, 2016
Vice President Joe Biden toured the Port’s new Mississippi River Intermodal Terminal today before making remarks commemorating the 7th anniversary of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act at the Port’s Riverfront Plaza.
January 27, 2016
Local short-haul truck owners operating within the Port of New Orleans will soon be eligible to apply for financial incentives to replace older model year trucks with 2011 or newer models.
January 12, 2016
Port of New Orleans cruise terminals handled more than 1-million passengers in 2015, totaling 1,023,700, up 1 percent compared to 2014. The total marks the fifth consecutive record year and with new and larger ships on tap for 2016, Port officials expect another robust cruise season.
December 17, 2015
The Board of Commissioners of the Port of New Orleans today elected Mr. William T. Bergeron chairman. Mr. Bergeron represents St. Bernard Parish and joined the Board in November of 2012 when he was appointed by Gov. Bobby Jindal. He succeeds Mr. Scott H. Cooper, whose term as chairman expired this month. Mr. Cooper will continue to serve as a commissioner. In addition, Mr. Michael W. Kearney was elected vice chairman and Mr. Robert R. Barkerding, Jr. as its secretary-treasurer.
The 8th Annual Critical Commodities Conference, co-hosted by the Port of New Orleans and the American Institute of International Steel, announced a partnership with American Shipper magazine today.
November 17, 2015
Port of New Orleans President and CEO Gary LaGrange received the 2015 McCullough Award today at the National Industrial Transportation League’s 108th annual meeting, which is being held in New Orleans for the first time since 1985. The award is presented annually by the League’s Board of Directors and Logistics Management magazine to the ‘Logistics Executive of the Year” and is named after John T. McCullough, a former chief editor of Distribution magazine, a predecessor to Logistics Management.
November 10, 2015
The Port of New Orleans surpassed the half-million mark for twenty-footequivalent units handled in a 12-month period for the first time. Port President and CEO Gary LaGrange made the announcement during the 29th Annual State of the Port Address today hosted by the International Freight Forwarders and Customs House Brokers Association of New Orleans.
October 27, 2015
The U.S. Chamber, along with the National Black Chamber of Commerce, the Port of New Orleans, and the Black Chamber of Commerce of the South, will host a panel discussion, Righting the Regulatory Ship. The panel discussion, moderated by Bill Kovacs, the Chamber’s senior vice president for Environment, Technology and Regulatory Affairs, will examine the impact of federal regulations on Louisiana businesses and discuss ways to improve the regulatory process.
October 26, 2015
Holland America Line’s Westerdam will call on the Port of New Orleans’ Julia Street Cruise Terminal Tuesday Oct. 27. The 936-foot cruise ship marks the first of a busy year for unique cruise ship calls in New Orleans through 2016.