Port NOLA names Coates as chief commercial officer

Amanda Coates

Amanda Coates is the new chief commercial officer at the Port of New Orleans, reports Biz New Orleans. She will be responsible for driving growth initiatives, forging strategic partnerships, identifying new avenues for revenue generation, and managing the port’s real estate portfolio.

Coates began her tenure with the Port of New Orleans in 2018 as commercial manager and was named head of business development in 2023. Prior to that, she worked for more than 15 years in various operational and commercial roles for Mediterranean Shipping Company.

She serves as a board member for the Green Coffee Association and the St. Bernard Chamber of Commerce. In the past, she has served on the boards of GNO Inc.’s NextGen Council and the Memphis World Trade Club. Read more.