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Port Record by the Port of New Orleans, Highlights (November/December)

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 November/December issue.


Port NOLA Truck Driver During Truck Driver Appreciation Week
Snapshot: Port NOLA Celebrates Annual Truck Driver Appreciation Week

Port NOLA celebrated its annual Truck Driver Appreciation Week in honor of the professional truck drivers who service Port NOLA. Our truck drivers are a critical part of the international supply chain, playing a key role in cargo's first and last-mile delivery. Their many contributions to the maritime industry are invaluable.


Port staff, tenants and community partners volunteered in November to serve breakfast and lunch at the Port’s Nashville Avenue Circle Building to show appreciation.


News for the Port

Brandy D. Christian, Port NOLA President and CEO, delivers 2023 State of the Port Address
Port NOLA CEO Delivers 2023 State of the Port Address

Brandy D. Christian, Port of New Orleans (Port NOLA) President and CEO, and New Orleans Public Belt Railroad (NOPB) CEO, delivered the 2023 State of the Port address on November 3.

The event hosted by the International Freight Forwarders & Customs Brokers Association of New Orleans (IFFCBANO) highlighted successes across the Port’s four lines of business — cargo, rail, industrial real estate and cruise.


In the address titled “Delivering Louisiana’s Future,” Christian also touted significant progress in the development of the $1.8 billion Louisiana International Terminal (LIT) as well as major investments in the Port’s other vital maritime infrastructure.


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Two high school students wearing Port NOLA Virtual Reality headsets
Port NOLA and Riverworks Discovery Host Interactive Maritime Event for High School Students

The Port of New Orleans (Port NOLA) and RiverWorks Discovery hosted two “Who Works the Rivers” events in November, to introduce high school juniors and seniors to the importance of waterborne transportation and the diversity of career paths available on the river.


Hundreds of high school students from Jefferson and Orleans Parish public schools were able to engage with representatives from various maritime industry organizations at interactive stations located at Port NOLA.


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VIDEO: Watch Port NOLA CEO Brandy D. Christian deliver the 2023 State of the Port Address



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Check out this up-close look at Port NOLA and Intermarine coordinating to seamlessly handle this breakbulk shipment of metal from South America. Breakbulk is an integral part of business at the Port of New Orleans, accounting for more than 1 million tons of cargo a year. This diverse cargo was discharged from the Industrial Charger—a reliable staple in Intermarine’s fleet. She is a multipurpose, box-shaped vessel which makes her ideal for complicated breakbulk and project cargoes as well as flexible enough to travel worldwide.


In The News

"Trade Opportunity Knocks, if Louisiana Gets the Governance Right"

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"Lack of Investment Constraining US Breakbulk Port Capacity"

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"Carnival Valor Surprises Louisiana Veterans"

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"Port NOLA Co-Hosts Students for Interactive Maritime Event"

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"Port NOLA CEO Brandy Christian Delivers 2023 State of the Port Address"

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"Appeals Court Rules Against Group Trying to Block Port NOLA's St. Bernard Container Terminal"

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"New Orleans 500 2024 Edition"

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"Port NOLA Reports 1.2 Million Cruise Passengers in 2023"

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