Focus on Port of New Orleans, World Trade Center of New Orleans and New Orleans & Company highlights continued growth in global commerce, worldwide opportunities in trade and record tourism in “The Big Easy.”
October 9, 2019 – DB Schenker, a global transportation and logistics company recently held a series of Facebook Live events in New Orleans with a focus on the Port of New Orleans, World Trade Center of New Orleans and New Orleans & Company. In three separate Q&A’s hosted by DB Schenker, Brandy D. Christian, CEO of Port NOLA, J. Edwin Webb, CEO, World Trade Center of New Orleans, and Kim Priez, Vice President, Tourism, New Orleans & Company, tell viewers about the renaissance of New Orleans following devastating weather-related events, the resiliency of its people and working together to rebuild their brands, the city of New Orleans and overall trade for Louisiana.
“Today the port of New Orleans is thriving,” according to Brandy D. Christian, CEO, Port of New Orleans (NOLA). “This success is due to the collaboration and partnerships we’ve put together but there is still much that needs to be done,” she added. In 2019, Port NOLA moved 619,000 twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs) up 12% year-over-year and more than at any other time in its history. This growth has been driven by poultry exports and the petrochemical boom in Louisiana. Watch the full video here.
According to J. Edwin Webb, CEO, World Trade Center of New Orleans, WTCNO was the first of what are now more than 300 World Trade Center organizations in nearly 100 countries. Founded in 1944, the organization is currently comprised of more than 1,000 member representatives. ‘Our goal is to help businesses of all shapes and sizes, but particularly mid-sized businesses understand what international trade means from the export and import side,” Webb said. “We want to help them understand how to expand their businesses and marketplace to grow their revenue, innovation and maintain jobs,” he added. Watch the full interview here.
New Orleans & Company is a nationally accredited, 1,100-member destination marketing organization (DMO), and the largest and most successful private economic development corporation in Louisiana. According to Kim Priez, “tourism is the lifeblood of New Orleans and our job is to influence visitors to choose New Orleans over other destinations.” In 2018, New Orleans hosted a record 18.5 million tourists, but it wasn’t always easy to get them to come. Following Hurricane Katrina, tourism dropped to less than 3.5 million visitors. Watch the full interview to find out how they did it.
About DB Schenker
DB Schenker is one of the largest Integrated logistics service providers in the United States with over 8,100 employees in 37 branches and 52 logistics centers providing over 21 million sq. ft. of warehousing space for its clients. DB Schenker offers land transport, air and ocean freight, as well as comprehensive logistics solutions and global supply chain management services with single-source management
For more information, go to www.dbschenker.com/usa.