CARGO HANDLING CAPABILITIES
- 3,511 feet of berthing space available at six terminals ideally suited for a broad spectrum of breakbulk cargo including, heavylift/project cargo and cold storage;
- 1.6 million square feet of transit shed area for the temporary storage of breakbulk cargo;
- discharge directly to/from barge; and
- certified by the London Metals Exchange to handle and store non- ferrous metals traded on the Exchange.
INDUSTRIAL REAL ESTATE
The Port of New Orleans owns an industrial park with over 1,000 acres of properties that lease under long- and short-term agreements. The properties feature convenient access to the interstate highway system, waterways and the New Orleans Public Belt Railroad — a Class III switching railroad with the primary mission of serving the port, its six Class I railroad partners and local industry, which was acquired by the port on 1 February this year.
The properties are zoned for heavy and light industrial uses including shipbuilding and repair, warehouse and distribution, truck and container depots, basic materials handling, cement handling, steel distribution, refrigerated warehousing, manufacturing, packaging and transloading.
PORT OF NEW ORLEANS CELEBRATES SPECIAL TRI-CENTENNIAL MARITIME MONTH
The Port of New Orleans (Port NOLA) is celebrating its second annual Maritime Month through May and National Maritime Day on 22 May to pay tribute to the region’s rich maritime history and to recognize the hardworking men and women who serve in the industry.
The theme of Port NOLA’s 2018 Maritime Month is ‘Your Working River 300’ to honour the city of New Orleans’ Tricentennial year, and includes a number of activities to demonstrate the industry’s vital role in job creation and its connection to the community.
The month-long celebration kicked into high gear on 3 May with the New Orleans City Council presenting a proclamation to Port NOLA President and CEO Brandy D. Christian recognizing Maritime Month and Maritime Day.
“We have coordinated with city and state elected officials, media partners and various stakeholders to celebrate the hardworking men and women of the Port,
Public Belt and maritime industry who play an important role in the success of our city, state and region,” said Christian.
“Maritime Month is an opportunity for Port NOLA to connect with our community and invite them to see for themselves what we experience daily — the magic of the working river in action.”
Port NOLA also hosted students from New Orleans Charter Science and Mathematics High School who participated in the second annual Maritime Month Career Exploration Day, an event that allows high school students to learn about the diverse career paths available in the maritime industry.
The port will honour the men and women who serve in the Harbor Police Department during National Police Week from 13–19 May. As part of Infrastructure Week, 14–21 May, Port NOLA will host the Southeastern Infrastructure Summit on 17 May. The event will be headlined by Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards and New Orleans Mayor-elect LaToya Cantrell who will be sworn in to office. Speakers will discuss the critical role that infrastructure plays in the regional economy, discuss the future of funding and financing major infrastructure projects, and explore ways to better connect the region.
On 24 May, Port NOLA’s finalized Strategic Master Plan will be released. The New Orleans Public Belt Railroad will host an open house on 24 May. Finally, the port will host its monthly public boat tour on 25 May.