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New Orleans Port Halts Container Terminals on Hurricane Ida

  • Container, break-bulk operations to cease on Monday: NOLA
  • Mississippi river closure could affect U.S. grains exports
Storm surge begins to encroach ahead of Hurricane Ida in Louisiana, on Aug. 29.
Storm surge begins to encroach ahead of Hurricane Ida in Louisiana, on Aug. 29.Photographer: Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg

The port of New Orleans has halted container terminal and break-bulk operations as Hurricane Ida lashes the Louisiana coast with torrential rain and heavy winds.

New Orleans Terminal and Ports America, ceased loading and unloading at the terminals on Monday, the port authority said on its website. Other companies involved in break-bulk, or the moving of cargo onto smaller ships, will also stop work the same day.