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Port NOLA 2025 Master Plan
To be a proactive, customer-oriented, financially healthy service organization whose primary purpose is to maximize the flow of foreign and domestic waterborne trade and commerce with relevant markets by providing, directly or through third parties, highly productive facilities, equipment and support services to meet the specialized needs of shippers and ship operators.
Port of New Orleans is a deep-draft multipurpose port at the center of the world’s busiest port system — Louisiana’s Lower Mississippi River. Connected to major inland markets and Canada via 14,500 miles of waterways, six class I railroads and the interstate highway system, the Port is the ideal gateway for containers and breakbulk cargo, as well as passenger cruises.
An extensive network of ocean carrier services and added value services make the Port of New Orleans the superior logistics solution. Gaining recognition for our premium connectivity, world-class customer service and strategic location, the Port was recently named one of the fastest growing ports in the U.S. for exports and imports by the Journal of Commerce.
The Port’s facilities include 20 million square feet of cargo handling area, more than 3.1 million square feet of covered storage area and 1.7 million square feet of cruise and parking facilities.
The Port of New Orleans is America’s most intermodal port. It is connected to major markets across the continent by the interstate highway system and is the only seaport in the U.S. served by all six Class I rail lines, 50 ocean carriers, 16 barge lines and 75 truck lines. The Clarence Henry Truckway, a two-lane roadway on Port property, makes fast transit times even faster. The Port also offers on-dock rail and direct ship-to-barge services.
The Port of New Orleans has an intermodal rail terminal adjacent to its Napoleon Avenue Container Terminal providing on-dock access for all rail shipments. The new Mississippi River Intermodal Terminal, a $25.1-million project completed in the first quarter of 2016, is a modern, efficient intermodal container transfer terminal located within the container yard, offering on-dock access to the Port’s rail partners.
STAYING AHEAD OF THE MARKET
The Port of New Orleans set records for container traffic and cruise passengers in 2015. To stay ahead of market demand, the Port has invested over $100 million in capital improvement projects since 2012 and has a Master Plan to expand the Napoleon Avenue Container Terminal to 1.5 million TEU capacity. Plans for a third state-of-the-art cruise terminal are also in the works.
ORIGIN / DESTINATION OF VESSEL CALLS
American Midwest (Via the Inland Waterway System), Latin America, Europe, Asia, Africa
CARGO HANDLING CAPABILITIES
• 13,511 feet of berthing space available at six terminals ideally suited for a broad spectrum of breakbulk cargo including, heavylift/project cargo and cold storage.
• 1.6 million square feet of transit shed area for the temporary storage of breakbulk cargo.
• Discharge directly to/from barge.
• Certified by the London Metals Exchange to handle and store non-ferrous metals traded on the Exchange.
• Modern container facilities with 800,000 annual TEU capacity.
• Ability to handle vessels up to 10,000 TEUs in size.
• Six container gantry cranes.
• Expansion footprint that allows a capacity of up to 1.5 million TEUs per year and 12 gantry cranes.
• 3,000 feet of linear berth space able to accommodate vessels with 45 feet of draft.
• Ability to transload bulk from container to barge.
• 140,000-square-foot dockside cold storage facility, the Henry Clay Avenue Refrigerated Terminal, opened in 2012.
• Intermodal rail terminal adjacent to Napoleon Avenue Container Terminal providing on-dock access for all rail shipments.
INDUSTRIAL REAL ESTATE
The Port of New Orleans owns an industrial park with over 1,000 acres of properties that lease under long- and short-term agreements. The properties feature convenient access to the interstate highway system, waterways and the New Orleans Public Belt Railroad. The properties are zoned for heavy and light industrial uses including shipbuilding and repair, warehouse and distribution, truck and container depots, basic materials handling, cement handling, steel distribution, refrigerated warehousing, manufacturing, packaging and transloading.
CRUISE NEW ORLEANS
The Port of New Orleans handled 1,023,700 passengers in 2015, breaking the million-passenger milestone for the second consecutive year. With growing demand for cruises from the Big Easy, the cruise lines continue to respond by deploying newer and larger ships to New Orleans. Carnival Cruise Line and Norwegian Cruise Line sail to western and eastern Caribbean destinations. The Port also offers inland-river cruise itineraries with American Cruise Lines and American Queen Steamboat Company.
By The Numbers
• Fastest Growing Export Port in the U.S.
• Fastest Growing Import Port in the U.S.
• No. 1 LME Port in the U.S. for nonferrous metals
• No. 1 U.S. Port for Import Natural Rubber
• No. 2 U.S. Port for Export Frozen Poultry
• No. 2 U.S. Port for Import Coffee
• No. 3 U.S. Port for Import Steel
• No. 6 U.S. Port for Import Plywood
• Chemicals are No.1 Export of the Port of New Orleans
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Phone: (504) 522-2551 Fax: (504) 524-4156
Physical Address: 1350 Port of New Orleans Place New Orleans, LA 70130
Mailing Address: P O Box 60046 New Orleans, LA 70160
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