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The Port of New Orleans remains continues working with our neighbors. We strive to design a project that brings opportunity for St. Bernard families and businesses and protects the local quality of life.

We Want to Hear From You!

We encourage you to stay engaged throughout the permitting, design, and construction process. Subscribe to receive our email updates below, stop by our Community Connection Office in Violet, and participate in the upcoming public comment periods. Our Project Timeline will keep you updated on the next formal public input opportunities, and you can learn more about the federal permitting process here

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CRUISE QUESTIONS – The Louisiana International Terminal will not handle any cruise operations. For Port NOLA cruise questions, please visit www.portnola.com/cruise.
 

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Community Connection Office
6201A E. St. Bernard Highway
Violet, Louisiana

Monday, Wednesday, and Friday
9 am - 4:30 pm
Or by appointment
 

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Email: LITinfo@portnola.com

Call: 504-528-3227

 

Community Advisory Councils

The Port of New Orleans hosts two Community Advisory Councils (CACs) that meet regularly. The meetings involve project updates, discussions about terminal-related subjects, and opportunities for members to provide feedback and insight. One CAC consists of Violet residents and community leaders. The other consists of community and business leaders from throughout St. Bernard Parish. CAC members were nominated by community and local government leaders.

If you’re interested in joining one of the Community Advisory Councils, please visit our Community Connection Office in Violet.

St. Bernard Parish Community Advisory Council

Violet Community Advisory Council

Recent Updates

January 2023 LIT Update

In case you missed our email last month, Governor John Bel Edwards announced a public-private partnership between the State, Port NOLA, and leading global maritime partners to deliver the Louisiana International Terminal. Ports America and Terminal Investment Limited (TiL) will invest more than $800 million to build and operate the new terminal in St. Bernard Parish. 

Ports America, North America's largest marine terminal operator, and TiL, the investment arm of Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC), currently operate Port NOLA's Napolean container facility in New Orleans and have been valued partners of ours for decades. MSC, the world's largest container carrier, already serves Port NOLA's gateway and has the largest container volume on the river. 

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Gov. Edwards Announces Port NOLA's Private-Public Partnership for LIT 

Gov. John Bel Edwards announced a historic public-private partnership between the state of Louisiana, the Port of New Orleans and two global maritime industry leaders to build a $1.8 billion state-of-the-art container facility on the Lower Mississippi River. The Port of New Orleans is proud to partner with Ports America and Terminal Investment Limited (TIL) on the new Louisiana International Terminal in Violet. 

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A Terminal Layout Based on Community Feedback

In October 2022, Port NOLA announced a revised layout proposal for the Louisiana International Terminal. Guided by community feedback, our engineering team worked hard to design a layout that keeps St. Bernard Highway along the river without compromising terminal operations. 

We aim to go above and beyond the federal requirements for public involvement throughout the permitting process. Sign up for email updates on upcoming community meetings and input opportunities. 

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