06-09-2021 Breakbulk back in operation at Port NOLA, containers on 7 September, By Marcus Hand, Seatrade
The Port of New Orleans (NOLA) is to resume container operations on Tuesday, while breakbulk operations are already back up and running following Hurricane Ida.
The Port of New Orleans said it resumed limited cargo operations for breakbulk on 2 September four days after closing due to the category 4 storm Hurricane Ida. New Orleans Public Belt Railroad (NOPB) operations have also resumed with modified hours, while Napoleon Avenue Container Terminal will restart on Tuesday, 7 September.
Port NOLA said terminals and port industrial property did not sustain major damage due to the hurricane.
The port said seven general cargo vessels remained in port during Hurricane Ida, and cargo operations for these vessels resumed on 2 September. Three terminal operators, Coastal Cargo, Gulf Stream Marine and Ports America were operating from Saturday.
“Port and New Orleans Public Belt Railroad staff and our partner agencies worked collaboratively to overcome significant challenges,” Brandy D. Christian, President and CEO of Port NOLA and CEO of the NOPB said.
“Partners, such as Entergy, FEMA, U.S. Coast Guard, U. S. Maritime Administration, Governor Edwards and our local, state and federal delegations are to be commended for their efforts to restart freight operations on the Lower Mississippi River.”