Port of New Orleans

The Port of New Orleans is taking another step toward recovering from the lingering effects of Hurricane Katrina by agreeing to build a dockside refrigerated terminal.

The prospects of renewed southbound services, direct links with Asia and new intermodal connections excite the U.S. Gulf’s major container ports.

The Port of New Orleans Board of Commissioners decided Thursday to authorize building a $25 million dockside refrigerated terminal at the port’s Henry Clay Avenue Wharf.

Three weeks after a violent explosion destroyed and sank a BP oil rig, crews working to stop a leak that is spewing more than 200,000 gallons of crude oil a day into the Gulf of Mexico on Wednesday lo

A four-story, 100-ton containment dome, or cofferdam, arrived at the oil spill site in the Gulf of Mexico Thursday, and by Friday afternoon crews had lowered it to within 200 feet of the ocean floor,

NOAA observers spotted some oil on the Chandeleur Islands, off the Louisiana coast, during observation flights late Wednesday, but for the most part the oil sheen floating in the Gulf of Mexico remain

The oil spill still fouling the Gulf a few miles off the Louisiana Coast is not affecting vessel traffic.

The biggest short-term economic impact from the Gulf Coast oil spill would be if it disrupts shipping, said IHS Global Insight.

Even as the U.S. Gulf Coast braces to deal with an unprecedented oil spill, ports remained open Monday and commercial vessel traffic proceeded in the region with no noticeable slowdown.

U.S. ports along the Gulf of Mexico remained open Friday even as an oil spill gushing from a leaking well moved toward Louisiana and the rest of the Gulf shoreline.

The amount of post-explosion oil gushing into the Gulf of Mexico may be much higher than originally thought, and so far all attempts to control it have been unsuccessful.

BP and a unified response team including federal, state, Coast Guard and industry members on Wednesday were to begin controlled burns in an effort to control an oil spill still spreading in the Gulf o

Edward S. "Ned" Reed, executive director of the Port of New Orleans from 1970 to 1985, died April 20 of a cerebral aneurysm. He was 84.

Coming off a year with container and breakbulk volume flat at best, Gulf container ports from Tampa to Texas are positioning themselves for future opportunities.

Port of New Orleans

Time and money: It’s what the shipping game is all about. But the tradeoffs we make between time and money reveal a lot about where the supply chain is and where it might be going.

Gary LaGrange
President and chief executive
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