New Orleans’ Big Plans Showing Dividends

New Orleans’ Big Plans Showing Dividends
September 13, 2017 Jerry Vallely

This story was originally published in Marine Link on September 12, 2017.

By Tom Ewing|

A Container-on-Barge service intended to be an integral part of the regional intermodal equation is gathering momentum – and customers. 

 Quietly, the Port of New Orleans (NOLA) has marked some important accomplishments in the past two years, across multiple business sectors. For example, in April 2016, NOLA’s Board dedicated a $25 million Mississippi River intermodal terminal, capable of handling 160,000 twenty-foot-equivalent (TEU) units per year by rail. CN Railroad signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) a year earlier (2015), in June, to partner with NOLA to attract additional container traffic…”
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