Containerized cargo at Gulf ports is benefiting from a north-to-south shift in U.S. population growth, growth in the region’s automotive and chemical industries and investment in container-handling facilities.
Port of New Orleans
26 Feb 2014
Exports dominate the Port of New Orleans’ containerized cargo, and have been driving growth.
21 Feb 2014
Gulf ports are looking to intermodal rail in an effort to extend their reach farther inland for containerized cargo.
29 Jan 2014
The Port of Mobile, Ala., will remain closed today, but several other marine terminals planned to resume normal service after closing yesterday because of an ice storm that hit southern states from Virginia to Texas.
28 Jan 2014
Forecasts of freezing rain and icy roads and bridges forced the closure today of several U.S. Southeast ports, including Houston, New Orleans, Mobile and Charleston.
07 Oct 2013
Vessel traffic on the Mississippi River has returned to normal, as remnants of Tropical Storm Karen dissipated.
04 Oct 2013
Cargo operations at Port of New Orleans terminals continued uninterrupted Friday, despite the closure of Southwest Pass at the mouth of the Mississippi River in anticipation of effects from Tropical Storm Karen.
03 Oct 2013
Port of New Orleans terminals will continue scheduled operations Friday, despite the impending closure of the Mississippi River at Southwest Pass because of potential effects from Tropical Storm Karen.
03 Sep 2013
Zim Integrated Shipping has introduced a new weekly service, the Caribbean Gulf Express, to the Port of New Orleans’ Napoleon Avenue Container Terminal.
11 Apr 2013
Officials with America’s Central Port in Illinois and the Port of New Orleans have formalized a marketing agreement to identify and facilitate commercial opportunities between the two ports.
09 Apr 2013
In 2012, total general cargo tonnage at the Port of New Orleans rose 8.6 percent year-over-year to 7.55 million tons, marking the third straight year of tonnage gains.