Norfolk Southern reopens New Orleans intermodal terminal
Norfolk Southern Monday reopened its intermodal terminal in New Orleans, closed since Hurricane Katrina struck the Gulf Coast Aug. 29.
Due to local curfews, the terminal, located at 2900 Florida Ave., is now accepting inbound and outbound shipments at the gate from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday.
“The restoration of intermodal service will assist with the transportation of reconstruction and relief materials to the Gulf Coast region,” said Bob Huffman, Norfolk Southern’s vice president intermodal operations. “We are working closely with our customers to coordinate our start-up plans with the goal of resuming regular service quickly and safely.”
At the same time Norfolk Southern also reopened its Oliver Yard terminal, located at 2101 Ferdinand St. The yard serves local industrial customers and interchanges freight with the New Orleans Public Belt Railroad, which serves the Port of New Orleans.