The Port of New Orleans

The Port of New Orleans is connected to major inland markets and Canada via 14,500 miles of inland navigable waterways, six railroad lines, and the interstate highway system. The Port is a deep-draft, multi-purpose port at the Louisiana's lower Mississippi River. It is considered to be one of the world's busiest ports and it is a perfect gateway for containers, chemicals, coffee, steel, project cargo, natural rubber, forest products, manufactured goods, and more. Due to the fact that the shipping industry is constantly changing, the Port of New Orleans must strategically invest in and prepare for the future. For example, shipper alliances and the pending Panama Canal expansion are just two shifts in the international trade sector. These shifts will bring larger ships and additional business to the port and the Port of New Orleans is ready. The port docks are experiencing record highs in cargo and container throughput because of private industrial expansions, investment, and new construction along the lower Mississippi River and Gulf Coast. Port officials continue to invest in smart growth through its environmental efforts and the Port of New Orleans recently became only the 8th United States port to earn “green port” certification.


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  • Accession Number: 01608453
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 18 2016 10:31AM