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Today, Brandy D. Christian, Port of New Orleans (Port NOLA) President and CEO, and New Orleans Public Belt Railroad (NOPB) CEO, delivered the 2023 State of the Port address highlighting successes across the Port’s four lines of business — cargo, rail, industrial real estate and cruise. In the address titled “Delivering Louisiana’s Future,” Christian also touted significant progress in the development of the $1.8 billion Louisiana International Terminal (LIT) as well as major investments in the Port’s other vital maritime infrastructure.
Brandy D. Christian, Port of New Orleans (Port NOLA) President and CEO and New Orleans Public Belt Railroad (NOPB) CEO, will deliver the 2023 State of the Port address, titled “Delivering Louisiana’s Future” Friday, Nov. 3, 2023 at the Sheraton New Orleans. Christian will provide updates and outlooks on the Port’s four lines of business (cargo, rail, industrial real estate and cruise) and share long-term strategies to grow international commerce for Louisiana.
The Port of New Orleans was awarded $947,280 in recently announced Port Security Grant funding from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to support the expansion and enhancement of emergency services for Port NOLA’s maritime and industrial operations.
The Port of New Orleans celebrates the Harbor Police Department (HPD) during National Police Week from May 14 – 21, 2023 to honor the dedicated officers who serve the uniquely qualified maritime law enforcement agency.
Gov. John Bel Edwards announced a historic public-private partnership between the state of Louisiana, the Port of New Orleans and two global maritime industry leaders to build a $1.8 billion state-of-the-art container facility on the Lower Mississippi River. The new Louisiana International Terminal (LIT) in St. Bernard Parish will be able to serve vessels of all sizes, dramatically increasing Louisiana’s import and export capacity and stimulating the creation of more than 17,000 new jobs statewide by 2050, Port NOLA estimates.
Port of New Orleans (Port NOLA) announced progress on the Louisiana
International Terminal in St. Bernard Parish, including investments in
sustainability, updates on transportation infrastructure, and a new terminal design that directly
addresses early community input on traffic, neighborhood buffers, drainage and
Today, Brandy D. Christian, Port of New Orleans (Port NOLA) President and CEO, and New Orleans Public Belt Railroad (NOPB) CEO, delivered the 2022 State of the Port address highlighting successes across the Port’s four lines of business and the completion of several vital maritime infrastructure projects. This was the first State of the Port gathering since 2019 before the pandemic.
Today, the Board of Commissioners of the Port of New Orleans (Port NOLA) elected Jack C. Jensen, Jr. to serve as Board Chairman, succeeding Charles H. Ponstein, whose term as Chairman ended this month. Also elected were Joseph F. Toomy, who will serve as Vice Chairman, and Walter J. Leger, Jr., who will serve as Secretary-Treasurer for the nine-month term.
The Port of New Orleans was recently awarded $514,964 in Port Security Grant funding from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to upgrade technology at the Harbor Police Department (HPD)’s Maritime Security Operations Center (MSOC).
The Harbor Police Department (HPD) of the Port of New Orleans has named Cedric Turner to serve as Captain of the specialized law enforcement agency. Turner has served in law enforcement for 26 years and 20 of those working up the ranks in HPD. As Captain, Turner will be responsible for running the day-to-day operations of HPD’s Patrol Division, which is critical in HPD’s mission in ensuring the safety and security throughout port property and waterways within the Port’s three-parish jurisdiction of Jefferson, Orleans and St. Bernard Parish.
Harbor Police Department (HPD) Chief Melanie Montroll completed her first 100 days at the helm of the specialized law enforcement agency, delivering on her top priorities to attract and retain the best recruits, with a focus on diversity, community, training and homeland security.
Montroll’s early accomplishments are headlined by the introduction of body-worn cameras (BWC) for all HPD officers. In effect as of today, July 18, Harbor Police officers are now trained and equipped with BWC recording devices, which will support HPD’s continued commitment to transparency, while strengthening performance and accountability.
The recent 2022 Regular Session of the Louisiana Legislature committed $96.595 million to aid expansion projects at the Napoleon Avenue Container Terminal and Jourdan Road Cold Storage Terminal, along with new transportation projects in Orleans and St. Bernard parishes, all with the goal of driving international trade, while preparing for future growth.