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Gov. John Bel Edwards appointed William H. Langenstein, III to the Board of Commissioners of the Port of New Orleans. Langenstein, who was sworn in during today’s monthly Board meeting, will serve a five-year term, succeeding Michael W. Kearney, one of four Orleans Parish representatives on the seven-member regional Board.
The Port of New Orleans set a new record with 1,150,172 passenger movements.
The second of five heavy-lift project cargo pieces manufactured in
Louisiana was recently exported through the Port of New Orleans, bringing together three New
Orleans-based entities on an international supply chain solution.
Carnival Cruise Line announced today it will expand capacity on its
short cruise offerings from the Port of New Orleans beginning in 2019.
Port of New Orleans President and CEO Brandy D. Christian highlighted gains in cargo and cruise volumes in 2017 and positioned the Port as an international gateway.
Norwegian Cruise Line announced today it will deploy the 4,000-passenger
Norwegian Breakaway to the Port of New Orleans beginning November 2018.
The Port of New Orleans increased its connection to major ports in the Middle East, Indian subcontinent, and the Mediterranean Sea and welcomed the return of roll-on, roll-off service with the inaugural call of the Bahri Yanbu, a new state-of-the-art multipurpose vessel, in mid-August at the Nashville Avenue Terminal Complex operated by Ports America.
The Port of New Orleans has launched a series of roundtable discussions
to promote professional services opportunities to local and small architectural and engineering
companies as part of a business outreach initiative.
The Port of New Orleans announced that President and CEO Brandy D. Christian
has been appointed to the Railroad-Shipper Transportation Advisory Council (RSTAC)
The Board of Commissioners of the Port of New Orleans today elected Robert R.
Barkerding Chairman. Barkerding represents Jefferson Parish and joined the Board in February of 2013
when he was appointed by former Gov. Bobby Jindal.
Michael W. Kearney, Chairman of the Board of Commissioners of the Port of New Orleans, was named the recipient of the 2017 Diolkos Award at the 7th Annual Rail Supply Chain Summit in Chicago on June 14, 2017.
The Port of New Orleans, the New Orleans Public Belt Railroad and the City of New Orleans have agreed to preliminary terms of a landmark plan that will stimulate economic growth of the Port and local industries by aligning the Public Belt Railroads and its assets under the Port of New Orleans.