The New Orleans Public Belt Railroad (NOPB) is a Class III switching railroad with the primary mission of serving the Port of New Orleans and local industries. The NOPB is a neutral carrier, with direct connections to six (6) Class 1 Railroads, for which we play an important role in expediting local and intermediate freight through the strategic New Orleans rail gateway. The NOPB is a diversified company, with a full service car repair shop, locomotive shop, track maintenance and repair division, and railcar storage capabilities.
Our goal is to provide customers with a first class transportation solution focused on safety, customer service, greater productivity, reliability, and expense management.
Please review our website to determine how the NOPB can help your business.
New Public Belt GM lays tracks for a stronger partnership with the Port and other stakeholders. Read more »
Huey P. Long Bridge
Did you know that this NOPB-owned and maintained bridge over the Mississippi River is the longest and highest steel railroad bridge in the U.S.? Read more »
Public Meeting Notices
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Public Belt Railroad Commission announces new President Pro Tem David Schulingkamp and new Commissioner Todd James. Read More Here.
New Orleans Public Belt operates nearly 25 miles of main track and 97 miles of yard track, exclusively serving many of the Port of New Orleans facilities on the east bank of the Mississippi River.