The Port of New Orleans will use information from sensors attached to commercial tugs and barges to better position dredgers to keep sediment levels under control.
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23 Dec 2016
Port gains new outlet for fast-growing exports of plastic resins.
20 Dec 2016
Brandy Christian is to succeed Gary LaGrange on Jan. 1.
14 Dec 2016
Bulk carriers and tankers would be primary beneficiaries.
26 Nov 2016
US Gulf ports have gotten a taste of Asian all-water container services and are hungry for more.
18 Nov 2016
City officials have dropped the idea of selling the New Orleans Public Belt Railroad, but are continuing to explore the possibility of a public-private partnership for the short line that handles switching for the port’s six Class I railroads.
16 Nov 2016
Container-on-barge service supplies chemical exporters with empty boxes.
09 Nov 2016
Things could be better, but they also could be a lot worse for breakbulk and project cargo shipping in US Gulf ports.
27 Oct 2016
The US Maritime Administration will provide $4.64 million in “marine highway” grants for five existing or proposed container-on-barge services.
13 Sep 2016
New Orleans has become the latest US port to launch a program to help drayage truck owners finance replacement of older vehicles with newer, less-polluting models.
12 Jul 2016
The city of New Orleans is again exploring the sale of the port’s switching railroad.
06 Jul 2016
Fruit importer signs lease with Mississippi port for up to 40 years.
16 Jun 2016
Rapid growth in exports of polyethylene resins will shape Gulf Coast container volume.
15 Jun 2016
Growth may soon slow for ports on the so-called Mediterranean of the Americas.
13 Jun 2016
U.S. Gulf Coast ports handled 8.2 percent or 2.6 million twenty-foot-equivalent units of the total 31.9 million laden TEUs in the U.S. container trade in 2015.
08 Jun 2016
Latin America’s demand for polyethylene, the key raw material for plastics production, is forecast to rise sharply.
21 May 2016
Liability, costs and technology are just a few of the questions.
13 May 2016
Two years after a celebrated return to New Orleans after a 40-year absence, fruit importer Chiquita may be leaving again — or maybe not, port officials say.
27 Apr 2016
Gary LaGrange will retire after 16 years as president and CEO of the Port of New Orleans.
22 Mar 2016
The Port of New Orleans is exploring the feasibility and cost of converting the former Avondale Shipyard on the Mississippi River into a breakbulk cargo terminal.
08 Mar 2016
A strong dollar took a big chunk out of exports at major U.S. gateways in 2015. Most of the U.S. ports that handle more than 50,000 20-foot-equivalent units recorded declines in export volume, according to preliminary data from PIERS, a sister product of JOC.com within IHS.
15 Feb 2016
The eyes of Texas and other U.S. Gulf ports are fixed on the opening of the new Panama Canal locks later this spring. Port executives expect the long-delayed opening to post-Panamax vessel traffic will be a seminal event in the growth of their volumes, but later rather than sooner.
01 Feb 2016
Cargo diversions from West Coast ports because of labor strife in early 2015 helped make a handful of East and Gulf Coast ports the fastest-growing in the nation last year.
08 Jan 2016
Container ship lines say they’ve been forced to skip port calls at New Orleans because of high Mississippi River levels that have reduced clearance under bridges.
11 Dec 2015
U.S. Customs and Border Protection has launched pilot test being billed as a “fast lane” for cargo containers at four U.S. ports.
23 Nov 2015
In 2004, Gary LaGrange set an ambitious goal: Within a decade, the CEO of the Port of New Orleans wanted the port to handle more than 500,000 20-foot-equivalent container units a year. Despite Hurricane Katrina and the Great Recession, New Orleans met that goal.
13 Nov 2015
The Port of New Orleans handled 537,285 twenty-foot-equivalent units of full and empty containers in the 12 months ended Sept. 30, marking the first time the port has exceeded a half-million-TEU mark during a 12-month period.
15 Sep 2015
Among the Top 10 fastest-growing U.S. export ports in the first half of 2015 are a number of smaller ports that don’t typically get the spotlight. The first half was particularly kind to the ports of Virginia, Houston, Baltimore, Miami and Charleston, as they also ranked in our Top 10 fastest-growing U.S. import ports.
10 Aug 2015
The maximum draft of ships entering and leaving the Mississippi River has been reduced to 45 feet from 47 feet
24 Jun 2015
Independent truckers at the Port of New Orleans have agreed to end three days of demonstrations, a port official said. The drivers had been protesting slow turn times and unpaid repositioning of damaged containers.
22 Jun 2015
Owner-operator drivers in New Orleans protested truck turn times and construction delays at the Napoleon Avenue Container Terminal, but port officials said the demonstration did not affect operations.
12 Jun 2015
U.S. Gulf ports’ container traffic started strong in 2015, with more than a little help from slowdowns and congestion that hobbled West Coast ports and made shippers look for alternatives.
07 Jun 2015
Appointment systems to meter the flow of trucks are an increasingly popular topic among container terminals. The Port of New Orleans has a head start of more than a decade.
17 Feb 2015
Port of New Orleans CEO Gary LaGrange says new services from Chiquita and CMA CGM, prospects for additional services this year, and a strengthening U.S. economy make him confident the port will exceed its 2014 record volume of 490,526 TEUs, including empties, which was up 8.8 percent year-over-year.
11 Feb 2015
A weekend call by the Maersk Kotba on the North Europe service of Maersk Line’s 2M operation with Mediterranean Shipping Co. is the first call by the Danish carrier’s ships in New Orleans in three years.
03 Feb 2015
The Port of New Orleans reported an 8.8 percent increase in container volume in 2014 and said it expects additional gains this year from the new carrier services.