December 2, 2015 -
Gulf Coast Logistics Company Shifts Into High Gear With Digital Communications
MototrboTM Drives Safety And Efficiency From Dock
To Door

KCO is one of the largest third party logistics (3PL) providers on the Gulf Coast.

Gulf Coast Logistics Company Shifts Into High Gear With Digital Communications

Mototrbo™ Drives Safety And Efficiency From Dock To Door

 

The Kearney Companies, Inc. (KCO) is one of the largest third party logistics (3PL) providers on the Gulf Coast. Operating from the Port of New Orleans on the Mississippi River, the family-owned company has a rich history of warehousing and 3PL services that spans four generations.

 

Today, KCO oversees more than 700,000 square feet of rail-served warehouse capacity and over 45 acres of yard capacity in the New Orleans region. From rolled paper to steel productsto cotton for export, KCO transports, warehouses and distributes millions of tons of international cargo.

 

“Every day we move cargo from the Port of New Orleans to eight different facilities,” says David Kearney, President. “As our truck drivers (draymen) transport containers, we need constant communication between our dispatch office, drivers and warehouse locations for large-scale efficiency.”“

 

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2014 Sets Container Volume Record

8.8 Percent Overall Increase Realized at Napoleon Avenue Container Terminal

 

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February 3, 2015 – The addition of new shipping services and an uptick in the national economy contributed to record container volumes at the Port of New Orleans in 2014. According to year-end totals, 490,526 twenty-foot-equivalent units moved through the Port’s Napoleon Avenue Container Terminal during the 12 months – an 8.8 percent increase over the 2013 total of 451,057.

 

“Strong export markets, primarily for chemical and agriculture products, together with new inbound customers such as Chiquita contributed to record container volumes,“ said Port President and CEO Gary LaGrange. “ New services in 2015, such as the recently announced CMA CGM weekly European service, and a full year of Chiquita cargo could translate into robust results again in 2015.“

 

The Port welcomed a new weekly European service from French container carrier CMA CGM Feb. 2 with the arrival of the CMA CGM Jamaica. In addition, Chiquita Brands International, along with their sailing partner Mediterranean Shipping Company, began weekly service to the Port in October, after relocating its shipping operations to New Orleans after a 40-year hiatus.

 

To read full press release, click here.

 

 

Gov. Jindal Appoints Transportation Executive To
Port of New Orleans Board

 

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December 13, 2012 – Governor Bobby Jindal today appointed Michael W. Kearney to the Board of Commissioners of the Port of New Orleans. He will serve a five-year term, succeeding John Fay, one of four Orleans Parish members on the regional Board, which governs Port operations in Orleans, Jefferson and St. Bernard parishes.

 

Kearney is president and owner of The Kearney Companies Inc., a New Orleans-based third-party logistics company serving the supply chain needs of many large exporters and importers within the Port of New Orleans.

 

“I am truly humbled and honored for the opportunity to serve on the Board of Commissioners of the Port of New Orleans,” said Kearney, who has been involved in the development of trade and commerce in New Orleans for more than 40 years. “I look forward to working with my fellow commissioners, Port staff and the entire maritime community to build upon the Port’s strengths as a world-class shipping center.”

 

To read full press release, click here.

 

 

December 3, 2012 – The Kearney Companies of New Orleans, LA announces a joint venture with Page International of Savannah, GA to establish cutting-edge warehouse services at the Port of Savannah. According to terms of the joint venture, the facility will be located less than 2 miles from the Georgia Port Authority's (GPA) main container terminal and will have direct rail service with CSX. The Kearney Page joint venture is expected to support approximately 20 local jobs once the rail service with CSX is fully operational around April 1, 2013. To read full press release, click here.

 

July 1, 2010 - The Kearney Companies, Inc agrees to lease a 66,000 square foot cross dock warehouse facility from the Port of New Orleans located at the Ports France Road Terminal (Berth 1). The facility is rail served by the New Orleans Public Belt Railroad (NOPB) with access to 6 class one railroads (BNSF, CN, CSX, KCS, NS, UP).


July 15, 2009 - The Kearney Companies, Inc enters into a long term lease with The St. Bernard Port, Terminal and Harbor District for a 99,000 square foot warehouse facility located in Chalmette, LA.


August 1, 2009 - The Kearney Companies, Inc leases a 30.0 acres yard area from the Port of New Orleans at the Ports France Road Terminal for the storage of steel sheet piling. The facility is rail served by the New Orleans Public Belt Railroad (NOPB) with access to 6 class one railroads (BNSF, CN, CSX, KCS, NS, UP).

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