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Port of New Orleans Officials Envision Massive Expansion


The Port of New Orleans has long been the home of major cargo business, but space is becoming increasingly limited upriver as these businesses continue to grow. Port officials are now eyeing a potential new project, however, that would solve this problem and also serve as a needed boost to the economy of Louisiana’s St. Bernard parish. With a new $1 billion-plus container terminal and distribution facility in consideration on a 675-acre undeveloped tract of land in Meraux, thousands of jobs would be created and, according to the port’s president and CEO, Brandy Christian, the expansion could make the Meraux facility “a logistics hub that attracts businesses that rely on port access.”

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