Commonplace Commodities

The Port of New Orleans is a vital hub for the import and export of commodities. The Port ranks No. 1 in the U.S. for the import of nonferrous metals and natural rubber, No. 2 for coffee imports and No. 3 for steel imports. New Orleans is also No. 1 for the export of frozen poultry. With an extensive network of ocean carrier services, along with a commitment to capital investment, the Port of New Orleans is the superior logistics solution for many types of cargo.


1.5 billion

The number of bananas imported via the Port of New Orleans in 2015.

 

385 million

The number of loaves of “Best Chiquita Banana Bread” that could be made with those bananas.

 

330,000 Tons

Amount of poultry exported from the Port of New Orleans annually.

 

660 million

The number of chicken pot pies that could be made with poultry exported annually.

 

180,000 Tons

Amount of aluminum imported via the Port of New Orleans annually.

 

12.2 billion

The number of soda cans that can be manufactured with the aluminum imported annually.

 

250,000 Tons

Amount of coffee imported via the Port of New Orleans annually.

 

20 billion

The number of cups of coffee that can be brewed with the annual coffee imports via the Port of New Orleans.

 

compiled By Janine Moreau Mansour and Jennifer Gibson Schecter

 

 

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