Port of New Orleans: Mississippi River Intermodal Terminal

The Mississippi River Intermodal Terminal at the Port of New Orleans (Port) is a new on-dock intermodal railyard providing the Port’s Napoleon Avenue Container Terminal with access to the six Class I railroad yards located in New Orleans. This facility, opened in March 2016, replaced an older railyard that previously provided rail connectivity for the Port’s container terminal. The new intermodal terminal provides 10,000 linear feet of rail track along with five acres of heavy duty concrete paving for container marshaling. Two electric rubber tire gantry cranes with 60-ton twin pick capability transfer the containers to and from the rail cars. The railyard is capable of handling 160,000 TEUs (twenty-foot equivalent units) per year with one track turnover per day. Not only does this project provide the Port with a more efficient intermodal railyard, but because the new yard is shifted away from the waterfront, valuable container marshaling space is freed up. This optimization paves the way for the planned expansion of the Napoleon Avenue Container Terminal.


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Media Info

  • Media Type: Web
  • Pagination: pp 323-332
  • Monograph Title: Ports 2016: Port Planning and Development

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  • Accession Number: 01605599
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 9780784479919
  • Files: TRIS, ASCE
  • Created Date: Jun 7 2016 3:03PM