Activity at the port of New Orleans (Port NOLA) is ramping up having been struck by hurricane Ida last week.
At Port NOLA, limited cargo and vessel operations began on September 2, with a breakbulk vessel discharge. Coastal Cargo, Ports America and Gulf Stream Marine’s breakbulk operations are now open, with the Empire Terminal set to reopen on September 7.
Container operations are set to resume imminently. The Napoleon Avenue Container Terminal will reopen on September 7. New Orleans Terminal operations are currently closed but are set to resume with limited gate and terminal operations on September 7. Ports America’s container facilities are also scheduled to start again today.
The inner harbour navigation canal is open. The St. Claude Bridge is open to marine traffic from 06:00 to 18:00. The Almonaster and Seabrook Bridges are open to marine traffic.
Rail operations have resumed with modified hours of operation between 07:00-16:00 to connect with BNSF, CN, CSX, KCS, NS and UP.
Hurricane Ida’s 150 mph winds wreaked havoc across the Louisiana area. Nearly 90 percent of the area’s offshore and onshore oil and gas facilities remain offline. According to the US Coast Guard, there are reports of roughly 350 oil spills in the Gulf of Mexico and Mississippi River.