The Port of New Orleans: seamlessly connected to global markets
APR 09, 2024

The Port of New Orleans: Seamlessly Connected to Global Markets

International Intermodal

Looking for a modern, efficient gateway connected to global markets? Get a competitive edge through the Port of New Orleans (NOLA), where CN’s on-dock seamless intermodal service serves markets such as Memphis, Chicago, Detroit, and Toronto.

Experience smoother operations and higher throughput at NOLA’s state-of-the-art terminal, ensuring your goods move efficiently and swiftly with CN. Our rail transit time from Port NOLA to Chicago is as fast as 48 hours!

A diverse deepwater port uniquely located on the Mississippi River in Louisiana, Port NOLA combined with CN offers reliable and secure transportation of your goods. From container cargo to heavy lift shipments, including temperature-sensitive cargo, bulk transload and dimensional loads (also known as project cargo), Port NOLA and CN offer comprehensive services to meet your transportation needs.

Port of New Orleans in Numbers

TEUs (twenty-foot equivalent units) annual capacity
Reefer plugs for refrigerator containers to keep temperature-sensitive products safe
Foot Channel Depth offers reliable and secure transportation of goods from large shipments to extremely heavy cargo
Ship-to-Shore Cranes for streamlined container operations

Average Transit Times:

Destinations Time
Memphis day
Chicago days
Detroit days
Toronto days

Port NOLA collaborates with three major mega-container carrier alliances that offer direct shipping to and from Asia, Europe (including the Mediterranean), as well as Central and South America. Once the cargo arrives, terminal operators Ports America and New Orleans Terminal seamlessly connect with CN's extensive rail services. This integration with CN's network allows for a robust transportation network for efficient cargo handling and distribution.

In preparation to meet the evolving demands of the industry for years to come, Port NOLA is building their Louisiana International Terminal project in Violet, Louisiana which will deliver a new, state-of-the-art container terminal with no vessel size restriction. The inauguration will be in 2025 with one berth open in late 2028.

No matter your challenge, choose Port NOLA and CN for a seamless, integrated, and cost-efficient logistics solution that connects you to the world.