St. Louis ports, freight carriers support Port NOLA’s St. Bernard Terminal

(Courtesy Port of New Orleans)

St. Louis regional ports and the St. Louis Regional Freightway are jointly supporting the Port of New Orleans’ efforts to strengthen the flow of inland river cargo with the development of the Louisiana International Terminal, reports Biz New Orleans.

Port NOLA’s new $1.8 billion state-of-the art container terminal will eliminate air-draft restrictions that limit the size of vessels that can currently call on the Port NOLA, allowing it to serve vessels of all sizes and dramatically increasing Louisiana’s import and export capacity while fostering strategic inland growth.

The St. Louis region signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Port NOLA in 2017 aimed at growing trade with a commitment to building existing and new business relationships between the two region’s critical ports of call. The establishment of the MOU led to increased traffic flow of cargo between the middle of America and Port NOLA, which is strongly rooted in container-on-barge service. Read more.