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Port NOLA has been awarded a $2.5 million U.S. Maritime Administration grant to support the current container-on-barge shuttle service between New Orleans, Baton Rouge and Memphis, and to launch a new container-on-barge shuttle service on the Inner Harbor Navigation Canal.

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The American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA) recognized the Port of New Orleans (Port NOLA) with four communications awards as part of the trade association’s 52nd annual Communications Awards Program.

Detours around St. Claude Avenue Bridge closures

Repair work at the St. Claude Avenue Bridge was completed this afternoon and the bridge is now operating normally and open to all traffic. No additional closures are scheduled at this time.

Detours around St. Claude Avenue Bridge closures

The St. Claude Avenue Bridge repair closure date has been extended to 7:00 a.m., Wednesday, May 23, 2018.

Press Release Tricentennial Maritime Month

The Port of New Orleans (Port NOLA) is celebrating its second annual Maritime Month through May and National Maritime Day on May 22nd to pay tribute to the region’s rich maritime history and to recognize the hardworking men and women who serve in the industry.

Sci-High students on the Public Boat Tour

The Port of New Orleans (Port NOLA) will host students from New Orleans Charter Science and Mathematics High School to participate in the 2nd Annual Maritime Month Career Exploration Day, an event that allows high school students to learn about the many career paths available in the maritime industry, on Thursday, May 3, 2018, at 11:00 a.m.

KCS Intermodal Terminal

Kansas City Southern (KCS) announced a new weekly service between the Port of New Orleans and Wylie, Texas (Dallas-market) beginning May 2018, relaunching intermodal service to this lane for the first time since 2005.

Joseph Bonney being presented the Journalism Award of Excellence for Coverage of the Maritime Industry

The Port of New Orleans (Port NOLA) honored the top 10 shippers and ocean carriers that have contributed to Port NOLA’s success over the years during the 10th anniversary of the Cargo Connections Conference (CCC) on Monday, April 9, 2018.

SeaLand Container

Sealand, the Intra-Americas regional ocean carrier of the Maersk Group, will operate a new direct, all-water service, the Gulf Ocean Express (GOEX) service, that connects Central America, Panama and Columbia to and from the Port of New Orleans (Port NOLA).

Port Members Accepting the Clean TRIP Award

The Port of New Orleans (Port NOLA) received an Environmental Leadership Award from the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality (LDEQ) on April 10, 2018, for the success of its Clean Truck Replacement Incentive Program (Clean TRIP) which used federal and state clean diesel grants to voluntarily improve air quality by replacing old diesel cargo trucks with new, cleaner-burning models.

Governor Edwards Appointing Charles H. Ponstein to the Board of Commissioners

Gov. John Bel Edwards appointed Charles H. Ponstein to the Board of Commissioners of the Port of New Orleans as the St. Bernard Parish representative on the seven-member regional board. Ponstein was sworn in during today’s monthly Board meeting and will serve a five-year term succeeding William T. Bergeron.

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The Port of New Orleans will host the annual Cargo Connections Conference (CCC) April 8-10 at The Chicory in downtown New Orleans marking the 10th anniversary of the dynamic three-day conference that focuses on the efficient transportation of energy products, steel and other raw materials, containerized cargo and more.

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