Out-of-the-Box Capabilities

The Port of New Orleans continues to offer diverse capabilities for moving breakbulk, heavy-lift and project cargo, in addition to its growing containerized cargo. Port NOLA offers direct ship-to-barge service maximizing efficiency. Steel, non-ferrous metals, rubber and wood are some of the top breakbulk commodities that are shipped for import and export at Port NOLA terminals. Port NOLA is also certified by the London Metal Exchange to handle and store non-ferrous metals traded on the Exchange.



Port NOLA’s ranking for rubber imports in 2016 when compared to Atlantic and Gulf ports in the U.S.


3.1 Million

The amount in square feet of covered space available for the temporary storage breakbulk cargo at Port NOLA.



The percentage increase from 2015 to 2016 of non-ferrous metals imported at Port NOLA.



The percentage of Port NOLA’s cargo-related revenue generated by imported steel in 2016. 



The weight in tons of recent ship-to-barge project cargo moved at Port NOLA. The turbine originated in Japan and was shipped to Muntz, Louisiana.


2.4 Million

Tons of steel imported through Port NOLA in 2016.


3.7 Million

The tons of general breakbulk cargo imported in 2016 at Port NOLA.



The tons of general breakbulk cargo exported in 2016 from Port NOLA.





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