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Port Record by the Port of New Orleans, Highlights (September/October)

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 September/October issue.


Brandy D. Christian at Port Nola Podium

Port NOLA CEO to Deliver 2023 State of the Port on Nov. 3


Brandy D. Christian, Port of New Orleans (Port NOLA) President and CEO and New Orleans Public Belt Railroad (NOPB) CEO, will deliver the 2023 State of the Port address, titled “Delivering Louisiana’s Future” Friday, Nov. 3, 2023 at the Sheraton New Orleans.


Christian will provide updates and outlooks on the Port’s four lines of business (cargo, rail, industrial real estate and cruise) and share long-term strategies to grow international commerce for Louisiana.



This year’s State of the Port Brunch is being held in conjunction with the inaugural Louisiana International Trade Summit on Thursday, November 2, 2023, hosted by the International Freight Forwarders & Custom Brokers Association of New Orleans (IFFCBANO) and Port NOLA at the Port of New Orleans Administration Building. Participants of the Trade Summit will hear from key industry leaders on current import and export market opportunities, the ocean carrier environment as well as discuss inland transportation.


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Conceptual Rendering of Inland Port

Partnership between St. Louis Region and Port NOLA Continues with Joint Support for Infrastructure Improvements Aimed at Connecting America's Heartland to the Future of Global Trade


St. Louis regional ports and the St. Louis Regional Freightway are jointly supporting the Port of New Orleans’ (Port NOLA) efforts to strengthen the flow of inland river cargo with the development of the Louisiana International Terminal (LIT).


The LIT is a new container terminal project on the Gulf Coast that will benefit not only residents and businesses in south Louisiana, but also advanced manufacturing operations, agribusinesses and farmers, as well as other port operations throughout the Southeast and Midwest regions.


Port NOLA's new $1.8 billion state-of-the art container terminal will eliminate air-draft restrictions that limit the size of vessels that can currently call on the Port NOLA, allowing it to serve vessels of all sizes and dramatically increasing Louisiana’s import and export capacity while fostering strategic inland growth.


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Port of New Orleans Awarded $947,280 FEMA Port Security Grant


The Port of New Orleans was awarded $947,280 in recently announced Port Security Grant funding from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to support the expansion and enhancement of emergency services for Port NOLA’s maritime and industrial operations.



With this funding award, Port NOLA will invest in physical and technological upgrades to the Port’s Emergency Operations Center (EOC) which serves as home base during hurricanes and other significant incidents. Additionally, funds will be used to purchase drones and to enhance the Harbor Police Department’s surveillance network.


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Harbor police leading active shooter training

SNAPSHOT: Harbor Police Conduct Active Shooter Training


The Harbor Police Department (HPD) conducted active shooter training in September. The training took place on Port of New Orleans industrial property on the Inner Harbor Navigation Canal in New Orleans.


Exercising response plans is a critical way for law enforcement agencies to test plans, train as a team, and identify improvements ahead of a real-world incident.


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Video:


Check out this drone video of Port of New Orleans cranes efficiently handling two vessels at the Napoleon Avenue Container Terminal. July marked the strongest month of service reliability in over two years. This is the power of a seamless global supply chain through the Port of New Orleans gateway.


Video:


Watch a unique point of view of a container vessel navigating the Mighty Mississippi.






In The News

"Why 'Ag Coast' Ports are Backing Port NOLA's new $1.8 Billion Container Terminal"

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"Port of New Orleans Awarded FEMA Port Security Grant"

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"NOPB Wraps Up France Road Rail-Yard Expansion"

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"St. Louis Ports, Freight Carriers Support Port NOLA's proposed St. Bernard Terminal"

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"Funding Reinstated for Port NOLA Container Terminal"

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"New Orleans Public Belt Railroad Celebrates Completion of Railyard Expansion"

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"Port NOLA gets $947,000 FEMA Grant to Boost Security"

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"St. Louis Region and Port of New Orleans Team Up to Invest in Infrastructure that Connects America's Heartland to the Future of Global Trade"

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"Partnership Between St. Louis Region, Port of New Orleans Continues"

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"Jensen to Receive Award from World Trade Center New Orleans"

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"Embrace Diverse Perspectives to Find New Solutions"

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