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.
Port of New Orleans
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.