CBP New Orleans has issued a Southern Currents notice identifying department closures that are scheduled for Federal holidays in 2020. See below and attached for details.

SUBJECT: 2020 Federal Holidays for the Area Port of New Orleans

Southern Currents 20-011.pdf

The Area Port Director’s office and associated staff, along with the Entry, FP&F, Vessel Repair, and Import Specialist Units will be closed on the days listed below in observance of the respective federal holidays:


Martin Luther King Day                         Monday January 20, 2020

President’s Day                                     Monday February 17, 2020

Memorial Day                                       Monday May 25, 2020

Independence Day (observed)                Friday July 3, 2020

Labor Day                                            Monday September 7, 2020

Columbus Day                                      Monday October 12, 2020

Veteran’s Day                                       Wednesday November 11, 2020

Thanksgiving Day                                 Thursday November 26, 2020

Christmas Day                                      Friday December 25, 2020

New Year’s Day                                    Friday January 1, 2021

Mardi Gras Day, Tuesday February 25, 2020, is not a federal holiday.  Regular hours will be observed at all locations except the Centralized Examination Station [CES] which will be closed due to parade traffic.  If the Container Terminals are open, CBP will be on site to staff the Radiation Portal Monitors [RPMs].  Additional information on relocating the Marine Division due to parade traffic the weekend before Mardi Gras, and on Mardi Gras Day, will disseminated via a Southern Currents closer to Mardi Gras.

Airport and Seaport Operations:

  • U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s Port of New Orleans Airport and Seaport operationsobserve regular hours on federal holidays.
  • The Centralized Examination Station (CES)is closed on federal holidays.
  • The Radiation Portal Monitors (RPMs)follow the Terminal Operator’s schedule on federal holidays.  If the terminal is open, CBP staffs the RPMs.  If the terminal is closed, CBP does not staff the RPMs.

Outlying CBP Ports of Entry:

  • The Port of Morgan City observes regular hourson federal holidays.
  • The Ports of Baton Rouge, Lake Charles and Shreveport are open for specific servicesvia appointment on federal holidays.  Requests for services on a federal holiday should be made by contacting the port office on the business day preceding the federal holiday.
  • The Port of Gramercy is closed on federal holidays.  Requests for services should be directed to the Port of New Orleans Operations Desk.