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  • 10 March 2007

    USS New Orleans commissioned, a $1.3B transport ship, took 5 years to build. With the boom of cannons, the Navy commissioned the USS New Orleans before thousands of onlookers Saturday, marking the first time since at least World War II a Navy ship has been built and commissioned in its namesake city.

  • 28 January 2019

    The Port of New Orleans (NOLA) set a new container volume record in 2018.

  • 17 May 2017
    Business & Finance

    Col. Michael Clancy, commander of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ New Orleans District, and Amos Cormier, president of Plaquemines Parish, have signed an agreement for the second LCA BUDMAT (Beneficial Use of Dredged Material) project which will create a 1 mile ridge and 55 acres of marsh at Tiger Pass. The restoration project has […]

  • 24 March 2015
    Business & Finance

    Cargo handled at the Port of New Orleans’ public docks in 2014 totaled 8.37 million tons, the highest total since 2000 and up 28 percent compared to the prior 12-month period. The port said that the growth was driven by imported steel and container cargo, as imported iron and steel rose 101.6 percent in the […]

  • 1 April 2016
    Business & Finance

    Mayor Mitch Landrieu recently announced that the City of New Orleans’s resilience strategy, Resilient New Orleans, has been awarded the 2016 National Planning Excellence Award for a Best Practice by the American Planning Association (APA). Released in August 2015, Resilient New Orleans is the City’s planning strategy to make New Orleans more resilient, sustainable and […]

  • 26 May 2018
    Business & Finance

    The Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority is partnering with The Water Institute of the Gulf and hosting Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana to produce the fifth biennial State of the Coast Conference at the Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, from May 30 to June 1, 2018. “State of the Coast is the largest […]

  • 6 January 2017
    Business & Finance

    Battelle, a nonprofit research and development organization, will be the organizer of the Ninth International Conference on Remediation and Management of Contaminated Sediments. The sediments conference series is a forum for sharing research results, practical experiences, and opportunities associated with remediating, restoring and managing the environmental and economic vitality of waterways. The conference will provide a […]

  • 29 September 2016
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The HYPACK 2017 Hydrographic Training Event will be held in New Orleans, Louisiana, on January 9th-12th 2017 at the Hilton Riverside. During the event, the company will reveal the newest version of its software, the HYPACK® 2017. The 3-day training will cover all the aspects of single beam and multibeam hydrographic surveying and dredge management using […]

  • 9 December 2016
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    The Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council has released an update to its 2013 Comprehensive Plan. According to the Council, the update provides additional strategic guidance for them to follow as they make decisions on funding projects and activities aimed at restoring the Gulf of Mexico. The Council will meet to vote on the Comprehensive Plan Update and […]

  • 22 March 2018
    Business & Finance

    Diana Shipping inks time charter contract with SwissMarine Services for New Orleans.

  • 12 April 2018
    Business & Finance

    The Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana is hosting the 5th biennial State of the Coast Conference (SOC 18) from May 30 – June 1, 2018, at the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, Louisiana.  SOC 18 will consist of two and a half days of presentations by leading experts in concurrent […]

  • 28 December 2005

    NEW ORLEANS — After Hurricane Katrina destroyed about one-third of the Port of New Orleans, the port’s chief executive turned an offhand remark into a challenge to restart a vital part of the city’s storm-ravaged economy.

  • 14 January 2015
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The government-owned trailing suction hopper dredger WHEELER departed New Orleans in late November on its way to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District to perform an urgent maintenance dredging at the Freeport Harbor. The 45-day project included removal of approximately two million cubic yards of dredged material from the Freeport Entrance Channel, jetty […]

  • 7 February 2017
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New Orleans District initiated use of the new Louisiana Wetland Rapid Assessment Method (LRAM) in February 2016 as part of a yearlong interim evaluation and is now seeking public feedback. “Feedback will be used to make any additions, updates, corrections or clarifications to LRAM,” said Martin Mayer, Regulatory chief, […]

  • 18 December 2009

    The German-flagged luxury cruise ship Deutschland arrived at the Port’s Julia Street Cruise Ship Terminal Tuesday evening marking the vessel’s second visit to the Crescent City in as many months. The 575-foot vessel is owned by German-based Peter Deilmann Cruises, which offers global year-round cruises.

  • 11 July 2014
    Business & Finance

    The Port of New Orleans and Carnival Cruise Lines signed a new agreement that will keep the world’s largest cruise line sailing at least two ships year-round from New Orleans through 2019.   The new agreement supersedes a 2013 three-year extension and offers three one-year options that could guarantee Carnival home ports at least two […]

  • 9 November 2018
    Business & Finance

    The Western Dredging Association (WEDA) Gulf Coast Chapter has announced that their annual meeting is set to take place on November 14-15, 2018 at the ACE Hotel New Orleans. The meeting will provide a forum for the exchange of information of interest to the dredging industry and its associates, WEDA said. Representatives from all areas of the […]

  • 8 December 2016
    Business & Finance

    The ports of Baton Rouge and New Orleans have been awarded a USD 1.75 million grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Maritime Administration (MARAD) to enhance for container-on-barge services. The funds would be used to acquire specialized container loading equipment to increase efficiencies to the current container-on-barge shuttle service operated by SEACOR AMH between Baton Rouge […]

  • 1 December 2016
    Business & Finance

    Greek dry bulk shipping company Diana Shipping has entered into time charter contracts for its two vessels, the M/V Orleans and the M/V Melite, which are scheduled to start in December 2016. The first contract was inked with Singapore’s Koch Shipping for the Capesize vessel New Orleans. The gross charter rate is USD 11,250 per day […]

  • 12 July 2019
    Business & Finance

    The United Soybean Board’s (USB) commitment to improve market conditions for farmers hits a new bottom – the Mississippi River bottom, USB said in its latest announcement.  USB has approved funding to support environmental assessments (research) and education of this important improvement to the infrastructure system located near the Port of New Orleans. “Every decision […]

  • 15 January 2016

    More than one million passengers in 2015 have passed through the Port of New Orleans cruise terminals, up 1 percent compared to 2014, marking the fifth consecutive record year. The port, which ranks the sixth-largest cruise port in the United States, expects that the 2016 cruise season will bring new and larger ships, as Gary LaGrange, Port President and CEO […]

  • 9 August 2016
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New Orleans District, and the Terrebonne Parish Port Commission have signed an agreement for contribution of additional funds which will result in more dredging and improved channel depth in the Houma Navigation Canal. “Execution of this agreement is a tremendous accomplishment for all involved,” said Col. Michael Clancy, commander, […]