MISSISSIPPI RIVER INTERMODAL TERMINAL IMPROVEMENTS
The Port of New Orleans’ newly expanded and redesigned Mississippi River Intermodal Terminal is strategically located to the port’s container operations and significant addition to its Napoleon Avenue Container Terminal. The project transformed and repurposed a former rail yard and storage yard for empty containers into a modern, fully intermodal (ship, truck and railroad) container transfer facility. The project features five acres of 18-inch thick concrete designed for heavy loading, 10,000 linear feet of new railroad track, two new state-of- the-art electric rubber-tire gantry cranes, new high-mast lighting and all new electrical, mechanical and water service utilities required for safe, efficient operations. Modern, current methods of analysis together with sound engineering principals yielded confident design decisions for this modernization project. The resulting facility has produced improved cargo throughput, efficiency and customer and user satisfaction since its commissioning.