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Port Record by the Port of New Orleans, Highlights (January/February)

The Kearney Companies is pleased to share the great information that our partner, The Port of New Orleans, provides in their ongoing newsletter, The Port Record. News included below is from the January/February issue.


Conceptual Rendering of International Trade Terminal

Port NOLA Announces $300 million in Landmark Grant Awards for Louisiana International Terminal Project


The Port of New Orleans (Port NOLA) announced it has been awarded an additional $226,220,195 in federal grant dollars to assist in building the Louisiana International Terminal (LIT), which will create thousands of jobs, drive the economy and position Louisiana as the premier international Gulf gateway.

In addition to the $226 million INFRA Grant, the U.S. DOT also awarded Port NOLA $73.77 million through its MEGA Grant program, totaling $300 million in federal grant dollars to support the first construction phase of the $1.8 billion container terminal.


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New Orleans Convention Center Partners with Port NOLA and NOPB to Expand Access to Procurement Opportunities for Small and Emerging Businesses


The New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center (NOENMCC) announces the Port of New Orleans (Port NOLA) and the New Orleans Public Belt Railroad (NOPB) have joined SEBconnect, the Convention Center’s online and mobile resource designed to create awareness and educate small and emerging business (SEB) owners in real-time about available contracting, purchasing and new business opportunities.


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Port NOLA Records Nearly 1.2 Million Passenger Moves in 2023 with Continued Commitments from Cruise Lines


The Port of New Orleans (Port NOLA) finished calendar year 2023 with nearly 1.2 million cruise passenger movements and renewed commitments to the New Orleans cruise market from both oceangoing and river cruise lines.

“The cruise business has rebounded in New Orleans and cruise line partners are confident in our Port NOLA cruise market,” said Port NOLA President and CEO Brandy D. Christian. “This is really encouraging as our cruise business drives tourism and contributes significantly to the hospitality industry. We want to thank all our cruise line and hospitality partners as we work together to make cruising out of New Orleans two vacations in one.”


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NOLA.com Staff Editorial: Record Grant Affirms Importance of New Port Terminal

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Port NOLA Board Commissioner Jeanne Ferrer Named One of Marine Log's Top Women in Maritime 2023

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Disney Magic Cruise Ship in Mississippi River

SNAPSHOT: The Disney Magic Spotted on the Mississippi River

The Disney Magic was spotted making her way up the Mississippi River near Pilottown. She arrived in New Orleans in January for Disney Cruise Line’s first 2024 sailing from Port NOLA!



This photo was taken by Jeanne Ferrer, Port NOLA board Commissioner and pilot with Crescent River Port Pilots’ Association.



Video:

Check out this unique point of view of a container vessel navigating the Mississippi River at night.






In The News

"Port NOLA Lit Up with 226mm Infra Grant"

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"Members of Gov. Landry's New Orleans Focused Committee See Early Ideas Implemented"

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"Port of New Orleans gets $226 Million for New Terminal"

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"Port NOLA Hires Global Firm to Consult on New Roadway in St. Bernard"

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"A $226 Million Federal Grant for St. Bernard Terminal Project, the Louisiana International Terminal"

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"The Louisiana International Terminal Should be the Dominating Port in the US"

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"Cruise Industry in New Orleans Returns to Pre-Pandemic Passenger Traffic"

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"Port NOLA Project gets $226 Million in Federal Grant Despite Questions from St. Bernard Officials"

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"Port NOLA Receives $226M Grant for Louisiana International Terminal"

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