New Orleans Public Belt Railroad on Aug. 23 reported celebrating the completion of its France Road rail yard expansion project. (NOPB Photograph)

NOPB Wraps Up France Road Rail-Yard Expansion

New Orleans Public Belt Railroad (NOPB) has enlarged the France Road Rail Yard, boosting its capacity to switch, interchange and store railcars. The Class III can now accommodate an additional 220 storage

Dave Bozeman, CEO, C.H. Robinson (left); and Matthew Wypski, COO, Port NOLA (right).

People News: C.H. Robinson, Port NOLA

C.H. Robinson Worldwide, Inc. (C.H. Robinson) appoints Dave Bozeman as CEO. Also, the Port of New Orleans (Port NOLA) names Matthew Wypski as new COO.

Watson Bryant—who earned a Railway Age “20 Under 40” award in 2021—brings both railroad operations and commercial experience to her new leadership role at NOPB.

Watson Bryant to Lead NOPB

Tomeka Watson Bryant on June 1 will be elevated to General Manager of the New Orleans Public Belt Railroad (NOPB), a wholly owned subsidiary of the Port of New Orleans (Port NOLA).

High Profile: Palmetto Railways, Port of New Orleans/NOPB

Palmetto Railways has promoted Patrick McCrory to President and CEO, effective Jan. 4, 2022. In addition, the Port of New Orleans and New Orleans Public Belt Railroad Commission boards have elected Charles H. Ponstein Chairman.

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.

HDR Lands Port NOLA LIT Contract

The Port of New Orleans (Port NOLA) has awarded a $4 million, three-year Program Management and Control Services contract to HDR Engineering, Inc. as part of the multi-year due diligence and permitting process for the new Louisiana International Terminal (LIT) container facility in St. Bernard Parish.

Port NOLA’s Container Terminal Project Progresses

The Request for Proposal (RFP) process is now under way for program management/program controls services for the development of Port of New Orleans’ (Port NOLA) Louisiana International Terminal.

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.

Port NOLA Issues RFP for New Container Terminal

The Request for Proposal (RFP) process is now underway for design and permit-support services for the Port of New Orleans’ (Port NOLA) Louisiana International Terminal in St. Bernard Parish, La.

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.

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