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. The NOPB is a neutral carrier, with direct connections to six large Class I Railroads; instrumental in expediting local and intermediate freight through the strategic New Orleans Gateway. NOPB is a diversified company, with a locomotive shop, track maintenance and repair division, and rail car storage capabilities.

Our mission is to provide customers with a first class transportation solution focused on safety, customer service, greater productivity, reliability, and expense management.