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Port of New Orleans moves ahead with plans for $1.5b new container terminal

Container ship docked underneath container cranes

PortandTerminal.com, December 19, 2020 NEW ORLEANS – The Port of New Orleans oversight board voted Thursday to move ahead with the purchase of land for a $1.5 billion second container ship terminal. Management at the port see the project as vital to improving its competitive position amongst its rivals. Port Nola’s volume growth of both imports and exports from 2015 …

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Louisiana near virus patient capacity. Sen. says New Orleans needs hospital ship

US Navy Hospital Ship Mercy

PortandTerminal.com, March 29, 2020 NEW ORLEANS, LA – Louisiana is almost near capacity in treating patients infected with COVID-19, Sen. Bill Cassidy said Saturday. The Louisiana Republican told Fox News his state cannot be lost with the focus on New York, which is currently the state with the highest number of coronavirus cases and deaths “We are almost on the verge of …

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Mississippi River 50-foot deepening gets $85M this year

Container yard and container crane at Port of New Orleans. City skyline in background

PortandTerminal.com, February 11, 2020 WASHINGTON, D.C.—House Republican Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) yesterday announced that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers 2020 Work Plan includes critical funding for infrastructure projects in Louisiana, including $85 million to deepen the Mississippi River to 50 feet. Deepening the river will enable the Port of New Orleans to move more traffic and cargo, while the state …

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STORM: Port of New Orleans braces itself for Barry

PortandTerminal.com, July 12, 2019 Tropical Storm Barry expected to bring ‘life-threatening’ floods. Port of New Orleans gets ready. NEW ORLEANS, LA – The Port of New Orleans is battening down the hatches and getting ready for the arrival of Tropical Storm Barry, which is expected to make landfall as a hurricane this weekend. A hurricane warning has already been issued …

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