shipping http://wwno.org en Coast Guard Reopens Mississippi River After Spill http://wwno.org/post/coast-guard-reopens-mississippi-river-after-spill <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Mississippi River in Louisiana has reopened to vessel traffic after an oil spill. Mariners are asked to report any oil spotted along the river.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Coast Guard says more than 31,000 gallons of crude oil spilled from a barge that collided with a towboat Saturday. Just over 1,000 gallons of an oily water mix have been recovered.</span></p><p>River traffic between New Orleans and Baton Rouge was blocked, leaving vessels stuck in traffic.</p> Mon, 24 Feb 2014 23:05:00 +0000 Eileen Fleming 54731 at http://wwno.org River Traffic Halted By Spill http://wwno.org/post/river-traffic-halted-spill <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">About 65 miles of the Mississippi River in Louisiana remains closed because of an oil spill, meaning shipping near the site is at a standstill.</span></p><p> Mon, 24 Feb 2014 18:00:00 +0000 Eileen Fleming 54696 at http://wwno.org Port President Predicts Strong Business Outlook http://wwno.org/post/port-president-predicts-strong-business-outlook <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A week after telling President Obama what the Port of New Orleans needs to succeed, Port President Gary LaGrange told maritime interests that its future is bright. The port is zeroing in on the White House direction to boost exports.</span></p><p> Fri, 15 Nov 2013 13:00:00 +0000 Eileen Fleming 48129 at http://wwno.org Port Of New Orleans, Carnival Cruise Ships Preparing For Tropical Storm Karen http://wwno.org/post/port-new-orleans-carnival-cruise-ships-preparing-tropical-storm-karen <p>The <a href="http://portno.com/" target="_blank">Port of New Orleans</a> says workers are preparing for Tropical Storm Karen, but cargo operations are continuing uninterrupted, despite the closure of Southwest Pass at the mouth of the Mississippi River.</p><p>However, Carnival Cruise Line ships scheduled to arrive at the port this weekend may be delayed until Monday, the port and the cruise company are saying. Guests aboard the Carnival Elation and the Carnival Conquest are being kept apprised of the storm, and both vessels are said to be sailing a safe distance from the storm.</p> Fri, 04 Oct 2013 20:07:32 +0000 Jason Saul 45346 at http://wwno.org Tropical Storm Karen Stops River Traffic At Southwest Pass http://wwno.org/post/tropical-storm-karen-stops-river-traffic-southwest-pass <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">Traffic at the mouth of the Mississippi stopped Friday as coastal Louisiana prepares for a possible strike by Tropical Storm Karen, which is churning in the Gulf of Mexico.</p> Fri, 04 Oct 2013 16:18:47 +0000 The Associated Press 45321 at http://wwno.org Haitian, La. Ports Sign Agreement http://wwno.org/post/haitian-la-ports-sign-agreement <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">The Port of South Louisiana and the National Port Authority of Haiti have signed a cooperative endeavor agreement, the first with a Caribbean nation for the Louisiana port.</p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">The Haitian port hopes to take advantage of its location near the expanding Panama Canal to gain more shipping business.</p> Mon, 24 Dec 2012 21:32:26 +0000 The Associated Press 25678 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 Baton Rouge port gets grant http://wwno.org/post/baton-rouge-port-gets-grant <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px; ">The U.S. Department of Commerce has awarded a $1 million grant to the Port of Greater Baton Rouge to rebuild a rail line at the marine terminal which was damaged by Mississippi River flooding in spring 2011.</p> Wed, 03 Oct 2012 16:33:17 +0000 The Associated Press 21106 at http://wwno.org Cramond picked to lead river pilots http://wwno.org/post/cramond-picked-lead-river-pilots <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px; ">Capt. James "Jimmy" Cramond has been elected president of the Crescent River Port Pilots' Association.</p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px; ">Cramond is Coast Guard-licensed as a master of steam or motor vessels for inland waters.&nbsp;He replaces Capt. Allen J. Gibbs, who served as president for the past 11 years.</p> Mon, 24 Sep 2012 16:35:39 +0000 The Associated Press 20583 at http://wwno.org German shipping company adds Port of New Orleans to Latin American service http://wwno.org/post/german-shipping-company-adds-port-new-orleans-latin-american-service <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px; ">A German shipping company has added the Port of New Orleans to a weekly service connecting the city with several Latin American countries.</p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px; ">The port said Thursday that Hamburg Sud will provide the container service through a space charter agreement with Hapag-Lloyd.</p> Fri, 21 Sep 2012 14:09:48 +0000 The Associated Press 20460 at http://wwno.org