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William T. “Bill” Bergeron (Photo courtesy of WTCNO)

Bergeron to be Honored

marine manufacturing and service firm with up to 1,400 employees, the largest reported inland river barge contract in U.S. maritime history at $58 million, with shipyards and services in Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and Venezuela.  Bergeron previously served as Chairman of the Board of Commissioners of the Port of New Orleans. Bergeron has also received honors such as the Governor’s Lantern Award presented by former Governor Dave Treen as well as special recognition from former Alabama Governor Fob James for construction of the most modern barge-building plant in the United States

Gov. Edwards Appoints Charles H. Ponstein to Port NOLA Board of Commissioners Photo courtesy Port NOLA

Ponstein Appointed on Port of New Orleans Board

 Gov. John Bel Edwards appointed Charles H. Ponstein to the Board of Commissioners of the Port of New Orleans as the St. Bernard Parish representative on the seven-member regional board. Ponstein was sworn in during today’s monthly Board meeting and will serve a five-year term succeeding William T. Bergeron. With the Port’s acquisition of the New Orleans Public Belt Railroad effective Feb. 1, 2018, Port Commissioners also serve as directors of the New Orleans Public Belt board, Ponstein will become NOPB’s newest director with this appointment.   “Charles Ponstein

Port NOLA Chairman Michael Kearney, joined by Port NOLA President and CEO Brandy D. Christian, receives the 2017 Diolkos Award at the 7th Annual Rail Supply Chain Summit in Chicago on June 14, 2017. Photo Credit: MEP&A

Port NOLA Chairman Receives Leadership Award

Michael W. Kearney, Chairman of the Board of Commissioners of the Port of New Orleans, was named recipient of the 2017 Diolkos Award at the 7th Annual Rail Supply Chain Summit in Chicago on June 14, 2017.   The Diolkos Award recognizes an individual with outstanding vision and leadership within the supply chain who equally has contributed to his community.  The award is named after Ancient Greece’s Diolkos Wagonway, the world’s first supply chain and earliest known form of rail transport, which facilitated the transfer of heavy cargo from sea, over land, to the sea.   &ldq

View of Cowes Harbour (Photo:  Cowes Harbour Commissioners)

Cowes Harbour Seeks Harbour Commisioner

of varied backgrounds and experience to help increase diversity on the Board. Candidates should demonstrate enthusiasm, commitment and local knowledge, and have an interest in public service.   The following skills and experience have been identified as being beneficial to the current Board of Commissioners, but should not be considered prescriptive: strategic communications, marketing, HR and personnel, environmental.     Further information and an application form are available online.   Applications are welcomed up to and including Friday, 3rd March 2017. The appointment

Brandy D. Christian  Photo Port of New Orleans

Christian Heads New Orleans Port as President & CEO

The Board of Commissioners of the Port of New Orleans has announced that, effective Jan. 1, 2017, Brandy D. Christian has begun service as the Port’s president and chief executive officer following her two-year tenure as its chief operating officer.   “Brandy is an experienced maritime professional with a strategic mindset and clear focus on actionable goals,” said Chairman of the Board of Port Commissioners Michael Kearney. “The Board’s competitive national search for a COO was part of an executive succession plan. We had hoped the successful candidate would

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