Corps, New Orleans port to deepen access to Uptown docks for large ocean-going vessels

Corps, New Orleans Port to Deepen Access to Uptown docks for Large Ocean-Going Vessels

May 26, 2020-

The Army Corps of Engineers and the Port of New Orleans are recommending dredging to 50 feet the access to nearly 2½ miles of the port’s Uptown wharves on the Mississippi River, which will allow the port to compete with other Gulf of Mexico and Atlantic ports to load and unload major ocean-going vessels. Access to the port’s Milan Street and Louisiana Avenue wharves is now limited to ships with drafts of 35 feet or less. At the Nashville Avenue wharf, the draft varies between 35 and 45 feet. The present Napoleon Avenue draft is 45 feet


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