New Orleans Public Belt Railroad

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WOMEN IN RAIL 2022

RAILWAY AGE, NOVEMBER 2022 ISSUE: Railway Age’s Women in Rail awards program celebrates strong women who excel at leadership, serving the community and contributing to the industry—above and beyond their day-to-day job responsibilities.

TNW Corporation Vice President of Transportation Bobby M. Franklin (left) and Director of Business Support and Development Joey Evans (right)
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People News: TNW Corporation, Burns White

TNW Corporation promotes Bobby M. Franklin to Vice President of Transportation and appoints Joey Evans to Director of Business Support and Development. Also, Burns White LLC welcomes J. Roy Nunn to its Railroad Law practice group as Counsel.

Port NOLA breakbulk vessel operations resumed Sept. 2 at Coastal Cargo with the MV Ishizuchi Star discharging steel at the Louisiana Avenue Complex. (Photo Credit/Port NOLA)

For Port NOLA, Service Restoration Under Way

The Port of New Orleans’ (Port NOLA) Napoleon Avenue Container Terminal is resuming service Sept. 7, following the Port’s restoration of limited cargo and vessel operations beginning Sept. 2—just four days after Hurricane Ida made landfall in southeast Louisiana as a category 4 storm.

Port NOLA provides access to six Class I railroads (BNSF, CN, CSX, Kansas City Southern, Norfolk Southern and Union Pacific via its New Orleans Public Belt Railroad.

Next for Port NOLA: Building Business

Following a Request for Proposals for the design of a new container terminal, the Port of New Orleans (Port NOLA) has now signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Tangipahoa Parish (La.) Economic Development to boost business.

CN + KCS Proposal: Stakeholders Speak Out (UPDATED)

Customers and other stakeholders are voicing support as well as concerns to the Surface Transportation Board (STB) about CN’s proposed combination with Kansas City Southern (KCS), according to simultaneous press releases from CN and Canadian Pacific.