Logistics, Transportation & Trade

For 300 Years, New Orleans has been the business gateway to America and the world. Now, with unmatched intermodal connectivity, our reach is only improved, and ready for the next Tricentennial.

Local businesses benefit from incredible multimodal transportation (rail, air, truck, barge, and ship), value-added offerings including warehousing, storage, third-party logistics providers, state-of-the-art facilities, rail connectivity, port operations , ground and air freight, and wholesalers.

The Port of New Orleans, a deep-water port, and its network of land, river, rail, and roadway is the very definition of elite multimodal connectivity. It is the nation’s only deep-water port with six Class-1 railroads.

And let's not forget the brand new MSY airport! The $1 billion, 35-gate terminal provides an improved passenger experience showing off the spirit of New Orleans throughout the facility through the presence of live music and local restaurants that characterize New Orleans’ distinct culture.

New Orleans Rankings


largest port

#4 Largest Port (Global Trade Magazine, 2018)


fastest-growing airport

#3 Fastest Growing Airport of the Past Decade / MSY / FAA, 2017


class one railroads

Only U.S. Seaport Connected to 6 Class One Railroads



#7 in North America for Connectivity (Business Facilities, 2017)


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