Maritime Month and Maritime Day Celebration 2019

The Port of New Orleans (Port NOLA) celebrates its third annual Maritime Month May 1-31 and National Maritime Day on May 22 to pay tribute to the region’s rich maritime history and to recognize the hardworking men and women who serve in the industry.

The theme of Port NOLA’s 2019 Maritime Month is “Your Working River” and features a variety of events, promotions and partnerships to honor the Port’s vital role in job creation and its connection to the community.

The 2019 campaign kicked off when the Board of Commissioners of Port NOLA approved a resolution officially declaring May 2019 as Maritime Month.

Events are scheduled throughout the month and include:

April 25 – Maritime Month/Day Board Resolution

May 9 – City Proclamation of Maritime Month/Day and the industry’s value

May 7 – National Travel & Tourism Week – Pep Rally at Champions Square

May 12-18 - Harbor Police Appreciation/National Police Week

May 14 - New Orleans Public Belt utility box art reveal

May 18 – STEM NOLA Working River Day

May 22 – Live broadcast WWL-TV morning news aboard Gen. Kelley

May 22 – Global Maritime Ministries Port Employee Appreciation Lunch

May 23 - New Orleans Public Belt Procurement Day

May 24 - Public Port Tour – the monthly public Port tour on the Gen. Kelley


Watch video clips from our live WWL-TV broadcast

Kicking off Maritime Day with Brandy D. Christian, Port NOLA CEO, discussing Avondale Marine's Future - Click here

How Giant New Cranes are Helping Port NOLA Meet Growing Demand - Click here

Big River Coalition Director on Mississippi River Ship Channel Dredging Work - Click here

Cruise Ship Industry's Growing Impact on Port NOLA - Click here

Port NOLA's Sustainable Development Efforts - Click here

Port NOLA's Economic Impact for Small Businesses - Click here

Great Day Louisiana's segment during National Police Week - Click here

WWL-TV's Maritime Month 2019 Promo - Click here