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Maritime Month and Maritime Day Celebration 2021

The Port of New Orleans (Port NOLA) recognizes its fifth 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.

The theme of Maritime Month 2021 is “Your Working River, Connecting Louisiana with the World.” July 9, 2021 marks the 125th anniversary of the founding of the Port of New Orleans, so this Maritime Month Port NOLA is also launching its year-long 125th anniversary celebration.

The 2021 campaign kicked off when the Board of Commissioners of Port NOLA approved a resolution officially declaring May 2021 as Maritime Month.

Events are scheduled throughout the month and include:

May 4 - International Firefighters' Day

May 9-15 - Harbor Police Appreciation/National Police Week

May 21 – Live broadcast WWL-TV morning news for National Maritime Day

Watch video clips from our WWL-TV broadcast 2021:

Special 125th anniversary Maritime Month Celebration—How the Port creates jobs and commerce for Louisiana and is planning the vital infrastructure for the next 125 years, with Brandy Christian, President and CEO - Click here

NOPB is thriving as a safe, efficient, and environmentally sustainable rail service, with GM Mike Stolzman - Click here

Longshoremen Legacy: Generations of Longshoremen have helped build the Louisiana maritime industry and they continue to keep cargo moving through the Port NOLA gateway, with David Magee, Henry Glover, Gregory Lee- Click here

Global Maritime Ministries: Meeting the spiritual, emotional, and physical needs of seafarers and maritime workers from all over the world and our own backyard- Click here

Poultry in Motion: How Lineage Logistics and Louisiana’s poultry industry create jobs and revenues for our state- Click here

Passing the torch to ensure Port NOLA and Louisiana is the Gulf gateway of choice well into the future, with Bobby Landry & Todd Rives - Click here

Check out our 2021 Maritime Month Promo Video