Port of New Orleans http://wwno.org en Chiquita Banana To Return To New Orleans http://wwno.org/post/chiquita-banana-return-new-orleans <p>Chiquita Brands International Inc. is returning to New Orleans after nearly 40 years, bringing up to 350 new jobs.</p><p><br />Gov. Bobby Jindal and Chiquita official Mario Pacheco say the company is moving from the Port of Gulfport, Mississippi, where it relocated in the 1970s after more than 70 years in New Orleans. Louisiana and the port offered more than $5 million in incentives.</p><p><br />The officials say Chiquita is expected to begin shipping through New Orleans in early 2015. The move will leave the Port of Gulfport without one of its four principal tenants.</p> Wed, 14 May 2014 20:01:44 +0000 Associated Press 60721 at http://wwno.org President Barack Obama Speaks On The Economy And The Affordable Care Act At The Port Of New Orleans http://wwno.org/post/president-barack-obama-speaks-economy-and-affordable-care-act-port-new-orleans <p>President Barack Obama visited the Port of New Orleans on Friday, Nov. 8, delivering a speech on the state of the economy and the vitality of the nation's ports, and touching on future infrastructure spending and the Affordable Care Act.</p><p><em style="line-height: 1.5;"><strong>The full text of the President's remarks, as provided by the White House Press Office:</strong></em></p> Fri, 08 Nov 2013 23:04:16 +0000 Eve Troeh & Jason Saul 47429 at http://wwno.org Port of New Orleans Unaffected By Low Mississippi River Levels http://wwno.org/post/port-new-orleans-unaffected-low-mississippi-river-levels <p>The Port of New Orleans is keeping a close eye on Mississippi River drought conditions to the north. So far, the port is conducting business as usual. Wed, 19 Dec 2012 13:00:00 +0000 Eileen Fleming 25342 at http://wwno.org Port of New Orleans Reports Banner Year http://wwno.org/post/port-new-orleans-reports-banner-year <p></p><p></p><p>The president of the Port of New Orleans says in the annual State of the Port address that business has been good this year. Officials expect that good news to continue. Tue, 06 Nov 2012 12:00:00 +0000 Eileen Fleming 22835 at http://wwno.org