We Are Connected

At NOPB, we have a network that works. New Orleans is the only deep-water port served by 6 Class I railroads: BNSF, Canadian National (CN), CSX, Kansas City Southern (KCS), Norfolk Southern (NS), and Union Pacific (UP). These railroads comprise a 132,000 plus mile network of track, which tie the port community and local industries directly to every major North American market.

By car volume, NOPB is the nation’s fourth-largest rail gateway with 26 miles of mainline track and 75 miles of total track. NOPB’s main classification yard, Cotton Warehouse Yard, is located in Uptown New Orleans near the corporate headquarters. Two additional yards, Claiborne and France yards, serve Downtown customers. The NOPB system also includes four storage yards: Pauline, Race St., East Bridge, and South yards.

Our Direct Class I Connections

The New Orleans Public Belt Railroad connects directly with six (6) large railroads, also known as “Class Is”. NOPB interchanges with the following railroads are featured in the map above.

Direct Class I Connections

   The East

CSX Transportation, Inc. (CSX) 22,000-mile network serving Northeast, Southeast and Midwest U.S. markets. NOPB interchanges with CSXT daily, seven days per week.

Norfolk Southern Railway (NS) 21,000-mile network serving Northeast, Southeast and Midwest U.S. markets. NOPB interchanges with NS daily, seven days per week.

   The West

BNSF Railway, Inc. (BNSF) 32,000-mile network serving the western U.S. and two Canadian provinces. NOPB interchanges with BNSF daily, seven days per week.

Union Pacific Railroad (UP) 32,000-mile network serving western two-thirds of the U.S., including connections into Mexico. NOPB interchanges with UP daily, seven days per week.

   The North/South

Canadian National Railway (CN) 19,000-mile network serving the U.S. Midwest and all of Canada from the Atlantic to the Pacific oceans. NOPB interchanges with CN twice daily, once for carload traffic and once for intermodal container traffic, seven days per week.

Kansas City Southern Railway (KCS) 6,000-mile network serving Southeast, Midwest and Mexico. NOPB interchanges with KCS daily, six days per week, and three times on Thursdays.

Our Facilities

   NOPB Corporate Headquarters

Home to Executive, Finance, Transportation and Administrative Departments as well as the Transportation Command Center. Located at 4822 Tchoupitoulas St.

Corporate Headquartes

   Joe Spot Training Center

Internal Training Center and Classroom Facility for the Safety Department

Joe Spot

   NOPB Engine Terminal

Home to Mechanical and Training Departments and the Original Locomotive Turntable (one of the few remaining in the region. On-Duty Location for NOPB Transportation Crews

Engine Terminal

   NOPB Central Ave Offices

Home to Engineering Department and the Rail Tie Sawmill.

Central Ave Offices

   NOPB Cotton Warehouse Yard Office

Home to Car Shop and the on-Duty Location for NOPB Transportation Crews.

Car shop

Our Yards

   Cotton Warehouse Yard

Main Classification Yard serving customers Uptown/Wharf Switching District. On-Duty Location for NOPB transportation crews.

Cotton Warehouse Yard

   Claiborne Yard

Industrial Service Yard for Downtown Customers with a 260-Car Capacity and On-Duty Location for NOPB Transportation Crews.

Claiborne Yard

   France Yard

Industrial Service Yard for Downtown Customers with 235-Car Capacity.

France Yard

   Pauline Yard

Storage Yard with 90-Car Capacity.

Pauline Yard

   Race St. Yard

Storage Yard with 30-Car Capacity.

   East Bridge Yard

Storage Yard with 75-Car Capacity.

   South Yard

Storage Yard with 90-Car Capacity.

Our Bridges

   Huey P. Long Bridge

The Huey P. Long Bridge, one of America’s highest and longest steel bridges, supports six lanes of vehicular traffic and two tracks of rail traffic across the mighty Mississippi daily. This amazing architectural landmark is owned by the New Orleans Public Belt Railroad (NOPB). NOPB maintains the railroad portion of the bridge while the Louisiana Department of Transportation & Development (LADOTD) maintains the roadway portion of the structure.

Huey P Long Bridge

Rail Served Terminals

   Napoleon


TERMINAL OPERATORS

Ports America, LLC

504.894.6300

New Orleans Terminal, LLC
504.648.6201

RIVER MILE, LOCATION

99.5 AHP, East Bank, Mississippi River

PRIMARY CARGOES

Containers

PROJECT DEPTH

45 feet (13.7 meters)

NO. OF BERTHS

2

LENGTH OF BERTH

2,000 feet total

TOTAL ACREAGE

65 acres

GANTRY CRANES

6 gantry cranes

RAILROAD CONNECTION

On-dock rail at Mississippi River Intermodal Terminal with access to six Class I railroads

HIGHWAY CONNECTION

Clarence Henry Truckway/Tchoupitoulas Corridor

BARGE CONNECTION

Weekly container-on-barge service calls at the Container Terminal

SPECIAL FEATURES

840,000 annual TEU capacity; Load bearing capacity: 1,000 psf live load (ability to stack containers 5 high); 48-acre marshalling yard; Advanced Gate Appointment System with transponders to track truck movements; Reefer plugs: 304 units (40-foot); 15 refrigerated container receptacles with 450 electrified slots; Expansion footprint provides capacity up to 1.5 million TEUs per year.

   Nashville

TERMINAL OPERATORS

Ports America, LLC

504.894.6300

RIVER MILE, LOCATION

Mile 99.8 to 101.1 AHP, East Bank, Mississippi River

PRIMARY CARGOES

Heavy-lift, project cargo

PROJECT DEPTH

Nashville A: 35 ft; Nashville B: 40 ft; Nashville C: 45 ft

NO. OF BERTHS

11 (1 container berth)

LENGTH OF BERTH

4,345 feet (1,324 meters) total

TOTAL ACREAGE

103 acres

GANTRY CRANES

Access to four gantry cranes at parts of Nashville B & six at Nashville C

RAILROAD CONNECTION

Serviced by the New Orleans Public Belt on front and rear apron; on-dock rail access at MRIT

HIGHWAY CONNECTION

Clarence Henry Truckway/Tchoupitoulas Corridor

EQUIPMENT

Three mobile harbor cranes with up to 150-ton capacity; one floating crane with 25-metric-ton capacity

ADDITIONAL SERVICES

Ro/Ro capacity at two locations

   Milan

TERMINAL OPERATORS

New Orleans Terminal, LLC

504.648.6201

RIVER MILE, LOCATION

99.1 & 99.4 AHP, East Bank, Mississippi River

PRIMARY CARGOES

Breakbulk cargo & used as container freight station for New Orleans Terminal’s Napoleon operations

PROJECT DEPTH

35 feet (10.6 meters)

NO. OF BERTHS

4

LENGTH OF BERTH

1,772 feet

COVERED STORAGE

107,081-square-foot shed (9,948 square meters) & 199,859-square-foot shed (18,567 square meters)

SPECIAL FEATURES

231.5-feet-wide front apron (70 meters); 65,000-square-foot paved open area on landside; 269,352-square-foot open wharf area; 18 acres of marshalling for empties and chassis

RAILROAD CONNECTION

Serviced by New Orleans Public Belt on rear apron

HIGHWAY CONNECTION

Clarence Henry Truckway/Tchoupitoulas Corridor

ADDITIONAL SERVICES

Direct discharge to rail/truck

   France

TENANT

Terminal Operator unassigned, please contact Port of New Orleans Customer Service at 800.776.6652.

RIVER MILE, LOCATION

Western side of Industrial Canal

PRIMARY CARGOES

Breakbulk cargo

PROJECT DEPTH

30 feet (9-10 meters)

NO. OF BERTHS

1

LENGTH OF BERTH

830 feet (253 meters)

TOTAL ACREAGE

3.3 acres behind berth

RAILROAD CONNECTION

Serviced by New Orleans Public Belt Railroad

HIGHWAY CONNECTION

France Rd. to Interstate 10

SPECIAL FEATURES

147-foot-wide wharf (45 meters) marshalling area near Berth 1 is for lease

   Louisiana

TERMINAL OPERATORS

Coastal Cargo Company, LLC
504.587.1200

RIVER MILE, LOCATION

97.8 to 98.3 AHP, East Bank, Mississippi River

PRIMARY CARGOES

Louisiana Avenue, Harmony and Seventh Street Wharves

PROJECT DEPTH

35 feet (10.6 meters); except for Harmony Street Wharf - 32 feet (10.6 meters)

NO. OF BERTHS

6

LENGTH OF BERTH

4,458 feet of water frontage

TOTAL ACREAGE

37.1

COVERED STORAGE

431,021 square feet total

RAILROAD CONNECTION

Serviced by New Orleans Public Belt

HIGHWAY CONNECTION

Via Clarence Henry Truckway/

Tchoupitoulas Corridor

SPECIAL FEATURES

Total of 1.07 million square feet of open area

   First street

TERMINAL OPERATORS

Empire Stevedoring (LA), Inc.

504.896.9162

RIVER MILE, LOCATION

97.3 AHP, East Bank, Mississippi River

PRIMARY CARGOES

Breakbulk cargo

PROJECT DEPTH

35 feet (10.6 meters)

NO. OF BERTHS

2

LENGTH OF BERTH

1,280 feet

TOTAL ACREAGE

6.6

COVERED STORAGE

140,655-square-foot shed (13,000 square meters)

RAILROAD CONNECTION

Serviced by New Orleans Public Belt on front and rear apron

HIGHWAY CONNECTION

Clarence Henry Truckway/Tchoupitoulas Corridor

   Jourdan Rd

TERMINAL OPERATORS

New Orleans Cold Storage

504.944.4400

RIVER MILE, LOCATION

Eastern side of the Inner Harbor Navigational Canal, where it meets the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway

PRIMARY CARGOES

Refrigerated cargo

PROJECT DEPTH

29 feet (8.8 meters)

NO. OF BERTHS

2

LENGTH OF BERTH

1,400 square feet (426 meters)

TOTAL ACREAGE

19.6

COVERED STORAGE

200 feet x 800 feet refrigerated warehouse with the capacity to store 55 million pounds of refrigerated cargo

RAILROAD CONNECTION

Blast freezing system capable of freezing meat products to 0 degrees F within 24 hours

SPECIAL FEATURES

Serviced by New Orleans Public Belt on front and rear apron

ADDITIONAL SERVICES

24 dock doors on the truck/container side of the warehouse four main

   Henry Clay

TERMINAL OPERATORS

New Orleans Cold Storage
504.944.4400

RIVER MILE, LOCATION

101.1 AHP, East Bank, Mississippi River

PRIMARY CARGOES

Refrigerated cargo

PROJECT DEPTH

38 feet (11.6 meters)

NO. OF BERTHS

2

LENGTH OF BERTH

1,441 feet total (439.2 meters)

TOTAL ACREAGE

10 acres

COVERED STORAGE

95,020 square feet (8,828 square meters) refrigerated warehouse

RAILROAD CONNECTION

Serviced by the New Orleans Public Belt on front and side apron

HIGHWAY CONNECTION

Clarence Henry Truckway/Tchoupitoulas Corridor

EQUIPMENT

Blast freezing system capable of freezing products to 0˚F within 24 hours