New Orleans Public Belt Railroad Names Tomeka Watson Bryant General Manager


The New Orleans Public Belt Railroad Commission (NOPB), a wholly owned subsidiary of the Port of New Orleans (Port NOLA), has named Tomeka Watson Bryant as its General Manager effective June 1, 2022. With this promotion, Watson Bryant, who has received industry-wide recognition, becomes the first African American woman to lead a short line railroad in the United States.

Thank An Officer Event


Global Maritime Ministries is hosting their first ever “Thank An Officer” Event in appreciation of our Harbor Police Department. The event will be held Wednesday, May 18th from 8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. as part of Port NOLA’s ongoing Maritime Month celebrations. There will be snacks, coffee and refreshments at the Global Maritime Ministries Center located at 3635 Tchoupitoulas St. This is anopportunity for members of the industry and the local community to show their appreciation for the work HPD does every day to keep all of us safe.

Port of New Orleans Celebrates Sixth Annual Maritime Month


The Port of New Orleans (Port NOLA) recognizes its sixth annual Maritime Month May 1-31 and National Maritime Day on May 22 to pay tribute to the region’s rich maritime history and to honor the hardworking men and women of the local maritime workforce.