Developing Avondale hub near New Orleans port
In order to facilitate the redevelopment of the former Avondale Shipyard site, the port of New Orleans, the New Orleans Public Belt Railroad Corporation, Jefferson Parish and Avondale Marine have been authorised to enter into nonbinding cooperative endeavour agreements (CEA).
The port of New Orleans will issue a jurisdictional permit to Avondale Marine for use and development of a port and intermodal facility within the port’s jurisdiction.
Upon completion of a suitably located rail extension at Avondale Marine’s expense, the New Orleans Public Belt Railroad will connect and provide service to ensure the site has neutral access to all class I railroads operating within the New Orleans gateway.
The nonbinding CEA outlines opportunities for collaboration among the parties geared toward developing Avondale into a maritime and logistics hub. (kd)