Cargo operations continue at Port of New Orleans

It’s business as usual at the Port of New Orleans, with all leased cargo facilities remaining open and continued regular access to waterborne commerce and truck and rail deliveries.


Should the river reach 18.5 feet, the Coast Guard has said that it would consider closing the river. However, the operation of flood control structures upriver from New Orleans is expected to keep the Carrollton Gage from reaching 18 feet.

New forecasts since the opening of the Morganza Floodway on Saturday indicate that river levels in New Orleans are expected to remain steady for the next two weeks.

"We are working closely with the US Coast Guard to monitor the high River situation, but all indications point to avoiding any major restrictions on the Lower Mississippi River throughout this event," said Port of New Orleans president & CEO Gary LaGrange.

He added that a 17-foot reading at the Carrollton Gauge is not unprecedented, and Corps of Engineers‘ officials believe they can maintain that level.

Since May 11th, the port has handled eight container vessels and eight general cargo vessels.

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