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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 2020:

Kicking off Maritime Day with Brandy D. Christian, How the Port of New Orleans has found success despite coronavirus challenges - Click here

On Maritime Day, recognizing the importance of coffee to the Port of New Orleans & local economy - Click here

Something new at the New Orleans Public Belt: new fleet of lower-emission locomotives- Click here

Lt. Gov. Billy Nungesser on the importance of the cruise ship industry to the Port of New Orleans- Click here

Great Day Louisiana's segment during National Police Week - Click here

Check out our 2020 Maritime Month Promo Video