Proposed Louisiana International Terminal in St. Bernard Parish

Maritime commerce at the Port of New Orleans generates thousands of jobs and millions of dollars for the state and the regional economy each year. To support our economic mission, Port NOLA is exploring the development of a second international container terminal in Violet in St. Bernard Parish that will meet growing demand and create jobs and business opportunities for the region and state.

We are at the beginning of a two-year due diligence process that will include robust community engagement with all our stakeholders and partners. Port NOLA is committed to including the Violet and St. Bernard Parish community throughout the process. This page will be updated with information as it becomes available. For additional questions, you may contact Cathy Alfonso, Community Engagement Manager, at

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Louisiana International Terminal Announcement

Port NOLA has begun the due diligence process for a potential $1.5 billion multimodal container terminal to serve the largest container vessels calling in the Gulf of Mexico.

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Property Outline

Nearly 1,100 acres located in Violet, Louisiana at Mississippi River Mile Marker 83 were acquired with consideration for a phased project that accommodates terminal operations, terminal access and egress traffic impacts, environmental issues and adjacent community needs.

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Proposed Project Timeline

Port NOLA is committed to open engagement and transparency. Louisiana’s global competitiveness requires an additional international container terminal that can serve the largest ships and efficiently move cargo by river, rail and road. Market demand is here now and is ours to lose to other states.

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