November 17, 2015
Port of New Orleans President and CEO Gary LaGrange received the 2015 McCullough Award today at the National Industrial Transportation League’s 108th annual meeting, which is being held in New Orleans for the first time since 1985. The award is presented annually by the League’s Board of Directors and Logistics Management magazine to the ‘Logistics Executive of the Year” and is named after John T. McCullough, a former chief editor of Distribution magazine, a predecessor to Logistics Management.
November 10, 2015
The Port of New Orleans surpassed the half-million mark for twenty-footequivalent units handled in a 12-month period for the first time. Port President and CEO Gary LaGrange made the announcement during the 29th Annual State of the Port Address today hosted by the International Freight Forwarders and Customs House Brokers Association of New Orleans.
October 27, 2015
The U.S. Chamber, along with the National Black Chamber of Commerce, the Port of New Orleans, and the Black Chamber of Commerce of the South, will host a panel discussion, Righting the Regulatory Ship. The panel discussion, moderated by Bill Kovacs, the Chamber’s senior vice president for Environment, Technology and Regulatory Affairs, will examine the impact of federal regulations on Louisiana businesses and discuss ways to improve the regulatory process.
October 26, 2015
Holland America Line’s Westerdam will call on the Port of New Orleans’ Julia Street Cruise Terminal Tuesday Oct. 27. The 936-foot cruise ship marks the first of a busy year for unique cruise ship calls in New Orleans through 2016.
Arnold W. Donald, President & CEO, Carnival Corporation to be honored as Maritime Person of the Year by the Propeller Club Port of New Orleans
October 22, 2015
The Propeller Club of the U.S. Port of New Orleans will honor Arnold W. Donald, President & CEO of Carnival Corporation & plc, as their 2015 Maritime Person of the Year at their 82ndAnnual Maritime Person of the Year Gala on Thursday, October 22, 2015, at the Hilton New Orleans Riverside’s Napoleon Ballroom, 2 Poydras St.
An agreement signed today by Port of New Orleans officials and industry leaders from the Central Ohio River corridor could help spur commerce between the two regions.
The Port of New Orleans is set to host the 2nd Annual Maritime Workforce Summit and Career Expo presented by WWL-TV’s ‘We Choose Louisiana.”
September 14, 2015
Today, in appreciation of the key role truckers play in trade and in the economy, the Port of New Orleans launched a series of activities in conjunction with National Truck Driver Appreciation Week. The Port kicked off a week of events and giveaways this morning as volunteers hand delivered re-usable water bottles, re-usable trash receptacles and more to truck drivers at the entry to the Clarence Henry Truckway, a dedicated two-lane roadway on Port property.
CARNIVAL ON TRACK FOR RECORD YEAR FROM PORT OF NEW ORLEANS IN 2015; EXPECTS TO EMBARK 3 MILLIONTH PASSENGER POST-KATRINA NEXT YEAR
August 28, 2015
Carnival Cruise Line – New Orleans’ number one cruise operator – continues to expand its presence at the port and expects to carry a record 400,000 passengers from the Crescent City this year. Additionally, the cruise line estimates that next year it will welcome its three millionth passenger at the Port of New Orleans since Hurricane Katrina hit in 2005.
Congressman Scalise, LaGrange Join Louisiana Congressional Delegation Members, Maritime Industry For Hurricane Katrina Remembrance Ceremony
August 28, 2015
Congressman Steve Scalise (R-La.) and Port President and CEO Gary LaGrange today joined a host of elected officials and industry representatives in honoring federal partners that played major roles in assisting the entire Port community to reach new heights in the decade following Hurricane Katrina.
August 25, 2015
The Port of New Orleans launched a promotional ad today on WWL-TV Channel 4. The 30-second “We Choose Louisiana” ad will be broadcast through November on New Orleans’ CBS affiliate and through the station’s digital media platforms.
Green Marine, a North American environmental certification program for the marine, port and terminal industry, officially recognized the Port of New Orleans recently as a certified Green Port.