Beginning February 1, 2024, NOPB will implement an innovative new railcar inventory system. Existing customers will receive information regarding the new system as well as a link to register and schedule training via email. For additional information and questions, please contact our Business Development team at businessdevelopment@railnola.com.

The New Orleans Public Belt Railroad (NOPB) is a Class III switching railroad with the primary mission of serving the Port of New Orleans and local industries. Learn more about our system and services.

New Orleans Public Belt Railroad Celebrates Completion of Railyard Expansion Project

2023-08-23

The New Orleans Public Belt Railroad (NOPB) celebrated the completion of an expansion project that will further increase throughput in the New Orleans rail gateway. Located along the Industrial Canal in New Orleans, the newly constructed France Road Railyard will improve efficiencies and increase NOPB’s capacity to switch, interchange and store rail cars, now accommodating an additional 220 storage cars.

New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center Partners with Port of New Orleans and New Orleans Public Belt Railroad to Expand SEBconnect Online Portal and App

2024-01-29

The New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center (NOENMCC) announces the Port of New Orleans (PORT NOLA) and the New Orleans Public Belt Railroad (NOPB) have joined SEBconnect, the Convention Center’s online and mobile resource designed to create awareness and educate small and emerging business (SEB) owners in real-time about available contracting, purchasing and new business opportunities

Port NOLA CEO Delivers 2023 State of the Port Address

2023-11-03

Today, Brandy D. Christian, Port of New Orleans (Port NOLA) President and CEO, and New Orleans Public Belt Railroad (NOPB) CEO, delivered the 2023 State of the Port address highlighting successes across the Port’s four lines of business — cargo, rail, industrial real estate and cruise. In the address titled “Delivering Louisiana’s Future,” Christian also touted significant progress in the development of the $1.8 billion Louisiana International Terminal (LIT) as well as major investments in the Port’s other vital maritime infrastructure.

Port NOLA CEO to Deliver 2023 State of the Port November 3rd

2023-10-09

Brandy D. Christian, Port of New Orleans (Port NOLA) President and CEO and New Orleans Public Belt Railroad (NOPB) CEO, will deliver the 2023 State of the Port address, titled “Delivering Louisiana’s Future” Friday, Nov. 3, 2023 at the Sheraton New Orleans. Christian will provide updates and outlooks on the Port’s four lines of business (cargo, rail, industrial real estate and cruise) and share long-term strategies to grow international commerce for Louisiana.