The Port of New Orleans has existed since 1896 to handle ship traffic across the Mississippi River. It connects a 14,500-mile network of trade waterways to the U.S. coast.
Freight and rail operations at the facility have generated a turnover profit of more than $100 million. It is also one of the busiest ports in the United States, with an average of 36,000 ships calling each year.
Nearly 41.6% of these vessels handle the entry and exit of dry bulk. The main avenue complex has a floor area of over 16,000 square meters.
The facility has two main berths spread over an area of 2000 feet. This arrangement covers 65 acres and is used to handle temporary cargo storage. In addition, 6 gantry are responsible for container handling operations of all sizes.
These terminals also provide terminal connectivity through rail services. In 2019, the Port of New Orleans handled 92.2 million tons of cargo. This also includes 26.9 million tonnes of domestic bulk cargoes.
Network and layout:
Shipping from China to Port of New Orleans has an average of 2,000 trucks handling the network for internal cargo transportation. The facility also provides direct alignment for deep-sea vessels for offloading via rail service.
The Tier 3 rail network is connected to the Tier 1 rail network for seamless transportation around the clock. This is propagated through an internal rail length of 26 miles and an inter-node service of 75 miles.
Rapid growth of U.S. port network
Twenty-five percent of U.S.-China marine business reflects a strategic growth vision. This corresponds to 16% of trade relations with European outlets only.
U.S. global influence is evident as ties develop along Indian ports and in Africa. Therefore, the major ports of the United States play a pivotal role in the stable development of its economy. More than $45 billion in growth costs for these facilities are used for network expansion.