…port authority says no major damage on terminals

 

BY JOYCE OKOLI

Container operations at the Napoleon Avenue Container Terminal, would be resuming on Tuesday September 7, following a three-day closure as a result of Hurricane Ida, spokesperson for Port of New Orleans (Port NOLA), Jessica Ragusa has announced.

 

The port would however only open for daytime operations, even as more break bulk operation is anticipated by Friday, with terminal operators -Gulf Stream Marine and Ports America working vessels, she told Freightwaves.

 

“We are resuming limited break bulk operations, working out first breakbulk vessel moving steel at our tenant, Coastal Cargo.

 

“The Mississippi River from Southwest pass through the Port of New Orleans is open with restrictions for daylight hours only,” she stated.

 

The Port NOLA has said that terminals and port industrial property sustained no major damage due to the hurricane. The port said seven general cargo vessels remained in port during Hurricane Ida, and cargo operations for these vessels resumed on 2 September.

 

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