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Port NOLA Sets Container Record in 2018

[ March 14, 2019   //   ]

The Port of New Orleans (Port NOLA) moved more containers in 2018 than at any time in its history, totaling 591,253 TEUs, up 12.3% compared to one year ago. The record marks the fifth year in a row Port NOLA has surpassed the half million TEU-mark at its Napoleon Avenue Container Terminal, which is operated by New Orleans Terminal and Ports America.
“The expansion of the Panama Canal and growth in containerized exports, namely resin and frozen poultry, have buoyed Port NOLA’s containerized cargo to record levels. In addition, loaded imported containers rose 7 percent, which continues to be a focus of Port NOLA’s marketing efforts,” said Brandy D. Christian, Port NOLA President and CEO. “We anticipate further growth, as direct all-water carrier services to Asia, Europe and the Mediterranean attract larger vessels.”
The arrival in October of the Pusan C, a 9,500-TEU vessel operated by Marsailles, France-based ocean carrier CMA CGM, marked the largest container ship to ever call on the Port.

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