New Orleans Terminal delivered on Mediterranean Shipping Company’s expectation to deliver every service required from a world-class marine terminal facility

New Orleans Terminal has set a new record at PORT NOLA, Louisiana. Last week, the world-class marine terminal facility handled the highest container volume from a single vessel, the MSC ALICANTE. The 5500 TEU vessel is from MSC’s Transatlantic North Europe, NEUALT3 Service. New Orleans Terminal’s operations began at 7:00 AM, February 18, 2021 and were completed at 5:00 PM on February 19, 2021. 2,368 containers were discharged.

New Orleans Terminal’s prime location on the Mississippi River gives our customers the advantage of keeping their cargo moving via various modes of transportation with minimal delays. The terminal contains a 3,500 feet (1066.8 meters) berth and 45 foot (13.716 meters) draft is supported by six post-Panamax ship-to-shore cranes, two manned RTGs and eighteen top loaders. The landside RTG and top loaders container stacks are uniquely positioned on an angle to facilitate easier approaches and departures for truckers. Two ERTGs service 6,000 feet of intermodal rail. There are fifteen reefer racks.

Despite the ongoing issues caused by the coronavirus pandemic, New Orleans Terminal LLC (NOT) has been hard at work refining and streamlining its processes used daily in its extensive marine container terminal operations. The terminal is located in the heart of the Uptown Wharves at the Port of New Orleans, Napoleon Avenue Container Terminal Complex.

“Mediterranean Shipping Company has been a valued partner in the Port of New Orleans for many years and we are happy to have had set the record with the MSC ALICANTI. We understand the importance of time and turnaround when cargo enters the New Orleans Terminal facility via vessel, truck, barge or rail. Our customers can rest assured that will their cargo and its requirements will be expeditiously handled and transported quickly and cost-effectively.” commented Kristopher Calkins, General Manager, CPE, New Orleans Terminal, LLC.