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Terminal Operator

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. 

  • New Jersey-based
  • North America’s largest marine terminal operator
  • 100+ years of operations in NOLA
  • Geneva, Switzerland-based
  • Part of Mediterranean Shipping Company
  • World’s largest container carrier

Light bulb$800 million in private funding

These partners are investing over $800 million into the Louisiana International Terminal. This demonstrates the industry's confidence in our ability to deliver the premier gateway in the Gulf of Mexico.

Learn more about this historic partnership here

Sustainability Commitments

Our terminal operators have committed to building the terminal with sustainability in mind. As we develop the Louisiana International Terminal, Port NOLA is committed to working with our partners to incorporate the following sustainable practices to preserve quality of life and minimize potential impacts.

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Reduces greenhouse gas emissions and fuel use by transporting containers on barges (versus trucks) through inland waterways

Allows cargo ships to plug into electric power while at the dock, minimizing the need to run engines while at berth

Reduces air emissions, fuel use, and equipment noise

Provides truck owners grants to replace older vehicles with newer, cleaner models. TRIP is available for St. Bernard Parish truck owners. Port NOLA has replaced 123 trucks to date.

A program through the Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure that rates the sustainability of a project's design, construction, and operation, ensuring that the terminal remains a good steward of the community and environment.

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Frequently Asked Questions

The terminal operators are responsible for:

  • Operating the terminal once it's built
  • Buying and maintaining equipment for the terminal
  • Hiring employees
  • Contracting with other companies to perform terminal-related work

Our partners are already operating our existing container terminal in New Orleans. The Louisiana International Terminal will make this a true port complex and allow the partners to strategically position cargo between the two facilities.