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Port of New Orleans Celebrates National Maritime Month

[ May 3, 2019   //   ]

The Port of New Orleans (Port NOLA) celebrates its third annual Maritime Month May 1-31 and National Maritime Day on May 22 to pay tribute to the region’s rich maritime history and to recognize the hardworking men and women who serve in the industry.
The theme of Port NOLA’s 2019 Maritime Month is “Your Working River” and features a variety of events, promotions and partnerships to honor the Port’s vital role in job creation and its connection to the community.

“Each year we are pleased to collaborate with our stakeholders to celebrate the dedicated men and women of the maritime industry and the work they do every day that contributes to our Port mission of creating jobs for Louisiana families,” said Brandy D. Christian, President and CEO of Port NOLA and CEO of New Orleans Public Belt (NOPB). “Maritime Month is an opportunity for the Port and the Public Belt to connect with our community and invite our neighbors to see for themselves what we experience daily — the working river in action.”

The 2019 campaign kicked off when the Board of Commissioners of Port NOLA approved a resolution officially declaring May 2019 as Maritime Month.