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6:00 am
Thu August 23, 2012

New Orleans Port Unaffected So Far By Lower Mississippi River Levels

Cargo is continuing to move through the Port of New Orleans during the national drought.
Erin Krall WWNO

Low water levels in the upper Mississippi River have not affected operations so far at the Port of New Orleans. Port officials say no traffic restrictions are expected.

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Port Expansions
11:28 am
Fri June 22, 2012

Report: Southeast, Gulf Need Deeper Port Harbors

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — A federal agency says Gulf and Southeast U.S. ports will need big help getting ready to trade with supersized cargo ships expected to arrive through an expanded Panama Canal. The Army Corps of Engineers says deepening harbors to accommodate the giant ships could require up to $5 billion. 

Katrina FEMA Grants
11:10 am
Fri May 25, 2012

$9.2M in FEMA Grants for Katrina Recovery

The Federal Emergency Management Agency is providing another $9.2 million to help southeast Louisiana recover from Hurricane Katrina.

St. Bernard Parish is getting back $1.4 million spent to demolish and remove thousands of houses that couldn't be repaired after the 2005 storm.

The largest grants are $3.3 million to repair flood and wind damage at Brown Hall on the Southern University at New Orleans campus, and nearly $3 million for a crane rail extension at the Port of New Orleans.

Reports
8:50 am
Mon May 14, 2012

Port of New Orleans Unveils Two New Cranes

Two new gantry cranes are the latest addition to the Port of New Orleans' Napoleon Avenue Terminal.
Erin Krall

The Port of New Orleans is marking the addition of two new massive cranes to handle container cargo. Governor Bobby Jindal stopped by to underline the state commitment to business investment.

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Mississippi River Dredging
8:28 pm
Wed January 11, 2012

Maritime Businesses Say Mississippi River Clogging With Silt

A new study released at the Port of New Orleans says sediment in the Mississippi River is building up at rates that could severely clog commerce. Eileen Fleming reports maritime interests say more dredging is essential to the U.S. economy.

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Port of New Orleans
9:06 pm
Wed December 21, 2011

Port of New Orleans Wins Rail Expansion Grant

Officials with the city and port of New Orleans formally accepted a nearly $17 million-dollar Transportation Department grant to build a specialized rail yard at the Napoleon Avenue container terminal.

Port President Gary LaGrange says it's a critical project needed for future growth.

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