Port NOLA sets container throughput record
The Port of New Orleans handled 537,285 TEUs in the past year through September 2015, surpassing the half million-TEU mark for the first time in any 12-month period, CEO Gary LaGrange said at the 29th Annual State of the Port Address.
By Ben Meyer |Friday, November 13, 2015
The Port of New Orleans handled 537,285 TEUs in the past 12 months ending September 2015, a 13.6 percent increase over the same period a year ago and a record for any 12-month period at the port.
The port attributed those figures to container volumes in the Central American trade lane more than doubling through September, driven by banana imports and exports of paper and chemical products.
“It’s another milestone that comes on the heels of four record years in a row,” Port NOLA President and CEO Gary LaGrange said at the 29th Annual State of the Port Address today hosted by the International Freight Forwarders and Customs House Brokers Association of New Orleans.