Brandy Christian, Port NOLA president and CEO, outlined key short- and long-term strategies during last week’s State of the Port Address, reports the American Journal of Transportation.
It was the first such address since 2019, and focused on the successes across the port’s four lines of business and the completion of several vital maritime infrastructure projects.
Among the highlights was the finalization of a three-year, $140 million investment in the Napoleon Avenue Container Terminal. The expansion adds four new 100-foot-gauge container gantry cranes and creates additional container yard space for a 1 million TEU capacity. In New Orleans East, the $42 million expansion of Port NOLA’s Jourdan Road Cold Storage Terminal nearly doubled the cold storage complex on the Inner Harbor, creating 50 new direct maritime and warehousing jobs.
Christian also highlighted Port NOLA’s $96.6 million in state funding for infrastructure projects across the region with the goal of meeting future growth and creating new jobs and opportunities for the region and state. Read the entire story.