Subscribe to our free, weekly email newsletter!



Port of New Orleans stronger than ever

image

The Port of New Orleans is a port located in New Orleans, Louisiana. It is the 5th largest port in the United States based on volume of cargo handled, second-largest in the state after the Port of South Louisiana, and 12th largest in the U.S. based on value of cargo.

By Patrick Burnson, Executive Editor
September 02, 2010

Just as it had prevailed over Hurricane Katrina, the Port of New Orleans seems to have won another epic environmental battle—the BP oil spill.

According to port authorities, the United States Coast Guard’s efforts during the agency’s oil-spill response resulted in undeterred commerce on the Mississippi River throughout the entire incident.

The New Orleans Board of Trade also noted that Mississippi River vessel arrivals totaled 1,697 during the 120-day period from April 20 until August 17, during which multiple agencies responded to the oil spill disaster in the Gulf of Mexico. The total is up 11.87 percent over the same period one year ago.

“The Port of New Orleans worked closely with the Coast Guard throughout the incident to ensure the Mississippi River remained open and commerce was uninterrupted,” said Port President and CEO Gary LaGrange. “Ret. Adm. Thad Allen, Rear Adm. Mary Landry and Capt. Edwin Stanton made a strong commitment early on that the Port of New Orleans and other Gulf Coast ports would be a top priority in the response. Due to their tireless efforts, not a single cargo vessel or cruise ship was rerouted.”

Immediately following the April 20 incident, Coast Guard officials established vessel cleaning stations for both outbound and inbound ships near Southwest Pass. The stations inspected vessels for oil residue while in transit. Only three vessels required cleaning during the period.

About the Author

image
Patrick Burnson
Executive Editor

Patrick Burnson is executive editor for Logistics Management and Supply Chain Management Review magazines and web sites. Patrick is a widely-published writer and editor who has spent most of his career covering international trade, global logistics, and supply chain management. He lives and works in San Francisco, providing readers with a Pacific Rim perspective on industry trends and forecasts. You can reach him directly at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).


Subscribe to Logistics Management magazine

Subscribe today. It's FREE!
Get timely insider information that you can use to better manage your
entire logistics operation.
Start your FREE subscription today!

Recent Entries

With an eye on capitalizing on future trade and commerce growth in South Asia, express delivery and logistics services provider DHL today rolled out its plans to build an $85 million EUR ($93 million USD) DHL Express South Asia Hub, which will be a 24-hour express hub facility within the Changi Airfreight Center at the Singapore Changi Airport.

While the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) has long stated its goal of having Positive Train Control (PTC) technology installed on 40 percent of its network by December 31, 2015, railroad industry stakeholders have repeatedly stated that reaching that deadline would be a stretch. It now appears that the railroad sector has some members of Congress sharing the same line of thought with legislation rolled out this week that pledges to extend the PTC deadline to 2020.

West Coast port authorities may be overstating the obvious when they decry “business as usual.” But it’s refreshing to see them finally coming around.

Transportation stakeholders reliant on North Carolina’s major seaports are welcoming news this week, which outlines plans to enhance the intermodal and cold chain network in the region.

The index ISM uses to measure non-manufacturing growth—known as the NMI—was 56.9 in February, which was 0.2 percent ahead of January and also 0.1 percent ahead of the 12-month average of 56.8. Economic activity in the non-manufacturing sector has grown for the last 61 months, according to ISM.

Article Topics

Blogs · Trade · All topics

Comments

Post a comment
Commenting is not available in this channel entry.


© Copyright 2015 Peerless Media LLC, a division of EH Publishing, Inc • 111 Speen Street, Ste 200, Framingham, MA 01701 USA