Power is restored to Napoleon Ave. terminal.
The power company Entergy has restored power to the Port of New Orleans’ Napoleon Ave. container terminal, allowing terminal operators to start unloading and loading two container ships this week. The Port of New Orleans had closed down its operations in advance of Hurricane Isaac.
“Thanks to Entergy restoring power, our terminal operators were able to work these container vessels as scheduled,” says Port President and CEO Gary LaGrange. “Each vessel call represents thousands of man hours that provide hundreds of jobs. Our people were ready to get back to work and the International Longshoremen’s Association did an outstanding job of providing the needed labor. I’m pleased to say the Port of New Orleans is back to business as usual.”
In addition to the container vessels, The Port of New Orleans notes that terminal operator Ports America continues to work the 590-foot Atlantic Pearl and the 557-foot Szymanowski at the Nashville Avenue terminal and Pacorini Global began working the 618-foot Caledonia at the Alabo Street wharf. Other terminal operators will resume regular schedules the first week of September.