Have you ever considered a career on the working Mississippi River? Learn about local maritime careers that require minimal qualifications to start.

Watch the recording of our October 2020 Maritime Career Info Webinar, in which representatives from Port NOLA, Port tenants and industry partners discuss the following roles within the maritime industry: truck drivers, longshoremen, deckhands, Harbor Police Officers, crane technicians, Port facility maintenance and rail-related jobs.

For more information on this event, contact Cathy Alfonso, Port NOLA Community Engagement Manager at or 504.528.3366. To watch the Maritime Career Info Webinar, click below:


The Port of New Orleans contributes significantly to two of the State’s largest economic engines. To ensure that residents in our jurisdiction can access the jobs generated by the maritime and hospitality industries, Port NOLA is developing a workforce development program.

We are working collaboratively with our tenants, related industry businesses, educational institutions, economic development partners, elected officials and others to help connect job providers with job seekers. We are also working with local technical schools, community colleges and four-year colleges and universities to help ensure training opportunities match job needs.

Some of our education partners include:

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