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 Improves Efficiency with Lower-Emission Locomotives

2020-05-22

The New Orleans Public Belt Railroad (NOPB), upgraded its locomotive fleet with the arrival of eight new locomotives to replace aging engines, improve efficiency, and lower overall emissions. Recognizable by their bright blue color, the new locomotives provide reliable service and support the short-line railroad’s commitment to integrating more sustainable business and operational practices.

New Orleans Public Belt Railroad Resumes Operations Just Four Days After Hurricane Ida

2021-09-07

The New Orleans Public Belt Railroad (NOPB) resumed service to the New Orleans Gateway on Thursday, September 2, just four days after Hurricane Ida made landfall as a category 4 storm.

Recent New Orleans Public Belt Railroad Wins Strengthen the Port NOLA Gateway

2021-07-21

The New Orleans Public Belt Railroad continues to make strides as a thriving rail service with recent milestones and expansion efforts resulting in significant improvements in output, safety and capacity.

Port of New Orleans Celebrates Fifth Annual Maritime Month

2021-05-03

The Port of New Orleans (Port NOLA) recognizes its fifth annual Maritime Month May 1-31 and National Maritime Day on May 22 to pay tribute to the region’s rich maritime history and to honor the hardworking men and women of the local maritime workforce.