2018 National Planning Conference

Mississippi River Port Fireboat Tour

Monday, April 23, 2018 from 8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. CDT

Location: Mobile Workshop Departure Area

CM | 2.50

Cost: $

Activity Type: Mobile Workshops

Activity ID: NPC180026


  • What cargoes currently move through the Mississippi River port in New Orleans
  • How the city developed a new strategic master plan that lays out a vision and strategy for the port's growth and development over the next 20 years
  • How with the port and the city coordinated efforts to develop a unified tourism district with access to more than three contiguous miles of waterfront


Board the Port of New Orleans's fireboat for a guided tour of port facilities located on the Mississippi River. The boat will proceed from the port's administration building on the Mississippi River, first upriver to view the its riverfront facilities and then downriver toward the historic Vieux Carre’. Learn about the current land uses of the port and cargoes moving through it, as well as the port’s new strategic master plan that lays out a vision and strategy for the next 20 years of its growth and development.

Mobile Workshop Guides

Nicholas Perez-Alvarez, AICP
Manning Architects
New Orleans, LA

Amelia Pellegrin, AICP
Port of New Orleans
Gretna, LA

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