Port NOLA President and CEO Highlights Record Volumes and Bold Vision for the Future in the 2019 State of the Port Address
September 11, 2019
Brandy D. Christian, Port of New Orleans (Port NOLA) President and CEO, and New Orleans Public Belt Railroad Corporation (NOPB) CEO, highlighted the successes of the agencies’ diverse business profile in 2019, and focused on the opportunities ahead at the annual State of the Port address today hosted by the International Freight Forwarders & Customs Brokers Association of New Orleans.
August 22, 2019
Gov. John Bel Edwards reappointed Joseph F. Toomy to the Board of Commissioners of the Port of New Orleans. Toomy was sworn in during today’s monthly board meeting and will serve a five-year term succeeding Laney J. Chouest as one of two Jefferson Parish representatives on the seven-member regional board.
Royal Caribbean International announced year-round cruises from the Port of New Orleans (Port NOLA) set to begin when Majesty of the Seasarrives to homeport in January 2020. Royal Caribbean, which previously offered seasonal cruises from New Orleans, is now offering weekly itineraries from January 2020 through April 2021.
The American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA), the unified and recognized voice of seaports in the Americas, acknowledged the Port of New Orleans (Port NOLA) with 10 communications awards as part of the trade association’s 53nd annual Communications Awards Program which honors member seaports for exemplary communications projects and programs.
June 18, 2019
With existing electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure in place and working toward energy efficiency investments defined in their new Strategic Master Plan, the Port of New Orleans (Port NOLA) expanded their EV fleet with the help of the Clean Fuel Transition Fund for Public Fleets, managed by the Regional Planning Commission’s (RPC) Clean Fuel Partnership program.
May 17, 2019
The Port of New Orleans (Port NOLA) received the Equity Ally Award recognizing the Port’s efforts to provide access to new opportunities for women and minority entrepreneurs.
The Port of New Orleans (Port NOLA) celebrates its third annual Maritime Month May 1-31 and National Maritime Day on May 22 to pay tribute to the region’s rich maritime history and to recognize the hardworking men and women who serve in the industry.
The New Orleans Public Belt Railroad Corporation (NOPB), a wholly owned subsidiary of the Port of New Orleans (Port NOLA), has named M.D. (Mike) Stolzman as its new General Manager, effective immediately.
April 16, 2019
The Port of New Orleans’ (Port NOLA) Strategic Master Plan, Port NOLA Forward, will earn the Port a Silver 2019 National Planning Achievement Award for Economic Development Planning from the American Planning Association (APA) for identifying and seizing upon economic growth opportunities.
Port NOLA, a multi-billion-dollar multimodal gateway for international trade and a bustling embarkation port for cruise passengers, creates and supports more than 119,500 jobs and $29.8 billion of economic output nationwide, according to a study conducted by the LSU Economics & Policy Research Group and JLL Ports, Airports and Global Infrastructure.
April 1, 2019
The EPA grant will provide 40% of total project cost, allowing NOPB to retrofit the engine of a conventional diesel locomotive to a cleaner engine with low emissions beyond current requirements. This will be the first locomotive of its kind in the New Orleans gateway.
Port of New Orleans Moves Forward With New 100-Foot Gantry Cranes at Napoleon Avenue Container Terminal
March 29, 2019
On Thursday, March 28, 2019, the Board of Commissioners of the Port of New Orleans (Port NOLA) voted to approve the purchase of two new 100-foot gauge container gantry cranes to be used at the Napoleon Avenue Container Terminal.