Port of New Orleans President and CEO Brandy Christian stepping down

The Port of New Orleans announced Tuesday that President and CEO Brandy D. Christian will step down in June to pursue an opportunity in the private sector.

Christian has served as president and CEO since January 2017, as well as the CEO of the New Orleans Public Belt Railroad (NOPB) since its acquisition by the port in February 2018.

“Reflecting on my time at the Port New Orleans and NOPB, I will be departing with immense gratitude for the dedicated team and supportive community who have made the...


Storm cleanup to cause Louisiana rail shippers some delay

Union Pacific

The nation’s Class I railroads expect to have service restored this weekend on tracks serving the ports and industrial facilities on the Gulf Coast between Houston and New Orleans.

Hurricane Laura, packing 120 mph winds when it made landfall early Thursday morning, caused significant damage in the Lake Charles, Louisiana, area.

Union Pacific (UP) (NYSE: UNP) said Friday it is still clearing away storm-related debris from several of its track lines through southern Louisiana.

“We continue to work...


Tropical Storms Marco, Laura on dual path toward Louisiana

Tropical Storms Laura, Marco barrel toward Louisiana

Tropical Storms Marco and Laura continue to gain strength Sunday as they barrel toward the Gulf of Mexico, with Marco nearing hurricane strength, with both storms expected to make landfall in Louisiana. 

Marco will make landfall in the U.S. first, according to Nick Austin, director of weather analytics and senior meteorologist for FreightWaves.

Tropical Storm Marco is the 13th named storm of the hurricane season, matching the record for the most number of tropical storms before September,...


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