An Invitation from Chris Bonura, Manager of Communications for the Port of New Orleans

Dec 3, 2008 by

The Port of New Orleans will hold a second public informational meeting to discuss plans for building a refrigerated terminal at Gov. Nicholls on Thursday, Dec. 11 between 6 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. at the New Orleans Center For the Creative Arts (NOCCA), 2800 Chartres Street in the Jazz concert room.

Members of Port staff and the project design team will be available to discuss the project and field questions. The Gov. Nicholls Street Wharf is currently used to handle cargo overflow. After looking at several alternate sites, the Port has decided to move its refrigerated terminal to the Gov. Nicholls Street Wharf. With the impending closure of the Mississippi River Gulf Outlet, waterborne access to the Port’s existing refrigerated cargo terminal at Jourdan Road has been compromised. The Port believes the terminal capacity must be moved to the river to retain jobs.

The content and the format will be similar to the meeting held on Sept. 30 in the Port administration building. The second meeting is being held in the neighborhood to allow for more public dialog. For more information, please visit the and click on the Gov. Nicholls meeting icon.

Chris Bonura
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[Note: I have received a lot of email about the grave concerns many people have about this facility. I encourage all to get out there and check it out for themselves, and don’t be afraid to ask the tough questions. It’s a 50/50 shot that I’ll be able to get there, but if I do you’ll be hearing about it.

-Loki, HumidCity Founder and Curator]

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