The Port of New Orleans set records for container traffic and cruise passengers in 2012 – all while completing more than $100 million in new infrastructure projects port-wide.
Port of New Orleans President and CEO Gary LaGrange touted those achievements during the 26th Annual State of the Port Address today hosted by the International Freight Forwarders and Customs Brokers Association of New Orleans.
“During the last few years we have seen a major economic resurgence, as our City provides the right conditions to encourage economic development and business investments,” LaGrange told the more than 200 stakeholders gathered at the Marriott Convention Center. “The Port of New Orleans is a major contributor to providing those conditions and our business leaders understand our future is tied to international trade.”
LaGrange says the port will continue pushing lawmakers for more dredging to greater depths, and more trade with Central and South America and the Caribbean.
Dredging Today Staff, November 6, 2012