All terminals and gatehouses at the Port of New Orleans were operating on normal schedules Tuesday, following disruptions caused by Hurricane Isaac last week.
The Gulf ports of New Orleans, Mobile and Gulfport remained closed Thursday morning in the wake of Hurricane Isaac as port executives waited to assess port and ocean conditions before reopening.
Steel shipments through Gulf of Mexico ports have long been a two-way race between Houston and New Orleans. Now a third port has elbowed into the picture.
When New Orleans Cold Storage opened a riverfront cold storage plant last month, company and port officials were exultant.
Congress may consider a bill to deepen the Mississippi River to 50 feet so that larger post-Panamax vessels transiting the expanded Panama Canal after 2014 will be able to access the river and the Por
Container throughput last year at the Port of New Orleans rose 11.6 percent to set a cargo record for the second straight year, as exports, particularly chemical and agriculture products, surged.
The Army Corps of Engineers will begin clearing a chokepoint at the mouth of the Mississippi River that has restricted cargo shipments from the Midwest since last spring.
Gary LaGrange | Jan 01, 2012 12:00AM EST
Imagine if the federal government used money collected for Social Security instead to plug holes in, say, the Defense budget.
Road and bridge projects received nearly half of the $511 million awarded through the Department of Transportation’s third round of TIGER grants, leaving port and rail-related projects with abou