April 4, 2010 |
"Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans" is not a remake of, or a sequel to, "Bad Lieutenant," as the people involved with both movies have taken pains to point out. When Abel Ferrara, who directed the first "Bad Lieutenant," heard that the iconic title of his 1992 film was being repurposed for a 2009 project directed by Werner Herzog, starring Nicolas Cage and produced by Ed Pressman (one of the producers of the first movie), the Bronx-born auteur did not mince words: "I hope they're all in the same streetcar and it blows up," he said.
September 7, 2005 |
Hurricane Katrina's battering of the Port of New Orleans is being felt throughout Latin America as companies scramble to reroute northbound vessels loaded with steel and apparel while importers in the region await delayed shipments of American grain and fertilizer. The Louisiana port is one of the United States' principal gateways for commerce with Latin America and the Caribbean.
October 17, 1986
Dockworkers in New Orleans returned to their jobs after negotiators for three longshoremen's union locals reached tentative agreements with stevedoring companies. Talks between Locals 854, 1494 and 1802 and the New Orleans Steamship Assn., which represents most of the companies at the Port of New Orleans, ended after the International Longshoremen's Assn. Local 3000, the area's largest, ratified a new contract the day before.
June 6, 1996
Hughes Aircraft Co.'s Naval and Maritime Systems unit in Fullerton has been awarded a $2 million contract for initial work on a U.S. Coast Guard vessel traffic control system. The contract puts Hughes into competition with two other contractors, Lockheed Martin Corp. and Raytheon Co., for a second-stage contract next year that would call for construction of vessel control systems at as many as 16 major U.S. ports over a 10-year period.
October 11, 1986 |
Union workers representing about 2,700 striking longshoreman picketed docks Friday in New Orleans and Mobile, Ala. After contract talks with shippers broke down over the issues of overtime pay and size of work crews, three Mobile locals with about 600 members on Friday joined the four New Orleans locals of the International Longshoremen's Assn. who walked out Thursday night. Two more New Orleans locals were refusing to cross picket lines in the dispute with the New Orleans Steamship Assn.
February 24, 2014 |
The Mississippi River reopened to water traffic with restrictions Monday afternoon after a weekend oil spill forced its closure, the U.S. Coast Guard said. Officials had closed a 65-mile stretch of the river and the Port of New Orleans after 31,500 gallons of light crude oil spilled from a barge that ran into a towboat Saturday about 50 miles west over land from New Orleans. Earlier Monday, officials reopened part of the river east of the spill to vessels with Coast Guard approval.