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Beads By the Dozen brings Mardi Gras to life for Louisiana, and Port NOLA is thrilled to serve as their global connector to bring Carnival to the masses.

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The Journal of Commerce (JOC) is thrilled to be back in New Orleans with a breakbulk and project cargo conference. We've been covering breakbulk cargo shipping since the JOC was founded by Samuel F.B. Morse as a New York City newspaper in 1827. Since those days, container shipping has changed and simplified how much of the world's general cargo travels, but breakbulk and project cargo still require special handling, equipment and a unique knowledge base.

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The Port of New Orleans (Port NOLA) held its annual Truck Driver Appreciation Week (TDAW) Oct. 28 to Nov. 1 to celebrate professional truck drivers who service Port NOLA for their many contributions to the maritime industry.

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The New Orleans Public Belt Railroad (NOPB) is continuing to focus on community relations as part of its Urban Rail Initiative. NOPB’s commitment to safety, environmental stewardship and helping those in need are cornerstones in its community outreach program.

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The Port of New Orleans (Port NOLA) held its first Maritime Career Info Session on Tuesday, Oct. 29 at the Algiers Regional Library where more than 30 community members attended to learn about local maritime careers. The audience heard from Port staff, tenants and maritime industry representatives about regional job roles that are critical to the maritime industry.

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The Board of Commissioners of the Port of New Orleans (Port NOLA) selected new officers with the election of Tara C. Hernandez as Chair, Darryl D. Berger as Vice Chairman and William H. Langenstein, III, as Secretary-Treasurer during the Sept. 26 monthly Board meeting. Previously, at the Aug. 22 meeting, Joseph F. Toomy was sworn in after being appointed to the Board of Commissioners by Gov. John Bel Edwards.

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The Port of New Orleans (Port NOLA) welcomed the MSC Vanessa Sept. 23, marking the first call of its second direct-Asia container service.

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The New Orleans Public Belt Railroad (NOPB) is partnering with one of its connecting Class I railroads, Norfolk Southern (NS), to bring NS’s Operation and Awareness Response (OAR) Safety Train to the New Orleans Gateway.

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Watch video links to WWL-TVs live broadcast from Port NOLA on Maritime Day, May 22, 2019.

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The New Orleans Public Belt Railroad Corporation (NOPB), a wholly owned subsidiary of the Port of New Orleans (Port NOLA), named M.D. (Mike) Stolzman as its new General Manager effective May 1.

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Port of New Orleans’ third annual Maritime Month reached record audiences and participants throughout the month-long public awareness campaign that paid tribute to the region’s rich maritime history and the hardworking men and women who serve in it.

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Port of New Orleans (Port NOLA) held its inaugural Shippers Summit on the River March 13-15, a convening of 100 representatives of Port NOLA’s largest ocean carriers, inland transportation providers, BCOs (beneficial cargo owners), and value-added service providers.

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