Port of New Orleans (Port NOLA) and Gulf Stream Marine (GSM) announced this week that GSM will begin operations at the Alabo Street Wharf as a new port tenant.
“Gulf Stream Marine is highly respected for their operational expertise with breakbulk, bulk and heavy-lift cargo, and they are a welcome addition to our tenant portfolio,” Brandy D. Christian, president and CEO of Port NOLA and CEO of the New Orleans Public Belt Railroad, said in a statement announcing the deal. “Our partnership with GSM reinforces and strengthens Port NOLA and the region’s position in the global supply chain.”
The Alabo Street Wharf is over 16 acres and includes 1,700 linear feet of berthing space at a draft of over 35 feet and a 125,310-sq.-ft. transit shed. The facility is connected to Class I rail and highway systems and serves markets in the southern states and the U.S. Midwest, serving shippers from around the world.
Once operational, GSM will have two terminals in Louisiana, including New Orleans and Lake Charles.
“Expanding GSM’s reach and bringing our specialized expertise to serve breakbulk and project cargo customers at the Port of New Orleans was the next step in our growth plan,” explained Michel Miron, executive vice-president, operations. “We worked very closely with the leadership team at the port to find the perfect fit for our service offering, and we look forward to working together to grow this viable gateway.”
GSM joins Coastal Cargo, Empire Stevedoring and Ports America in offering breakbulk and heavy-lift cargo services at Port NOLA.