A Look Inside New Orleans Terminal

New Orleans Terminal is located at Napoleon Avenue along the Mississippi River. It is the single operator for the N.O.T. Container Facility, the N.O.T. Container Freight Station and the New Orleans Intermodal On-dock-Rail Ramp. At 61 acres with a capacity of 366,000 teus, the terminal has over 300,000 FT2 warehousing space, 335,000FT2 open support land and a container marshaling yard of 45+ acres. There is also an on-dock rail and is located within close proximity of the six, Class 1 rail lines that intersect New Orleans.
As the most advanced marine terminal in the Port of New Orleans, we are constantly keeping pace with the latest technology, equipment, infrastructure and services to maintain the ever-changing operational requirements of our customers. As vessel capacity expands, New Orleans Terminal quickly adapts itself to expeditiously deliver consistent, professional and seamless service.  
New Orleans Terminal was the first to utilize computerized portals at the gate complex. The terminal utilizes an innovative self-learning system for inbound and outbound gates along with OCR and GPS systems.  We have expanded GOS lanes and OCR portals that increase automation through automatic in/out and remote damage inspection capabilities.


Gate Operations:
Monday through Friday
Opening Times:
Appointments Only: 7:00 am until 5:00 pm.
Reefer Processing: Appointments only 6:00am
Hours for containerized cargo that is overweight/size: 8:00am-3:00pm
Main truck gate will remain open during lunch.
Entry gate will close at 4:30 p.m. in order to process.
Cut-off Times
Single Move (Non-Reefer): 4:00 pm
Double Move (Non-Reefer): 3:30 pm
Any Reefer Moves: 3:00 pm
Breakbulk moves are by appointment only.
Please call: 000-000-0000
Email: [email protected]

Prior to entry, all truckers must have an appointment made through this portal:

This system enables trucks to move through the terminal using a computer-based appointment system, transponders and digital cameras.


Register through this portal to maintain your RFID tags:

A valid TWIC card and credentials
A valid RFID tag
Trucking company should be registered with the Uniform Intermodal Interchange Agreement (UIIA).
Trucking company should have valid insurance and credit with the Steamship Line (SSL).
Import Pickups: container number and bill of lading
Empty Pickups: Valid Booking #/SSL/Container length, height, type
Empty Returns:  SSL/Container length, height, type
Export Deliveries have or know the following:  
            •  Valid Booking #
            •   SSL
                Container length, height and type.
            •  Have hazardous cargo documentation
            •  Oversized measurements
            •   Reefer commodity and temperature
Wear a safety vest at all times when on terminal grounds.
Obey all speed limit regulations posted on terminal.
Stop at all intersections and give the right away to any/all pedestrians.
Travel only on designated roadways. Keep lanes open for RTGs and RMGs.
Park in designated areas only.
Stay inside your vehicle prior to being serviced on the straddle line. Once the straddle carrier has arrived, stand outside your vehicle and inside the designated box painted on the ground next to your cab.
Follow all posted signs and/or verbal orders to prevent delays or being returned to a previous processing area.

Travel with a passenger(s) while on terminal. It is strictly prohibited.
Exceed the posted speed limit. Keep at least 10 feet between each vehicle.
Sound truck horns except for an emergency
Take videos or photographs on terminal grounds.
Talk on cell phones while driving or being serviced.
Repair or clean equipment while on terminal grounds
Leave the area once your designated interchange spot has been assigned.
Exit terminal without indicating noticeable damage on the TIR. You will be responsible for all damages.
Smoke unless in designated areas.