UPDATE ISSUED 19NOV2020 AT 1640 LOCAL: The Marine Desk located on the Customhouse First Floor, 423 Canal Street, Suite 186, will reopen for normal business hours on Friday, November 20, 2020.

SC 21-013

Effective immediately (0440 local on 18NOV2020), the Marine Desk located on the Customhouse first floor, 423 Canal Street, Suite 186, will temporarily relocate because a CBP employee has tested positive for COVID-19 and the area will be sanitized.

The Customhouse is being sanitized out of an abundance of caution due to COVID-19.  We have no information that the CBP employee has been in close contact with anyone from industry.  CBP New Orleans is open for business.

Temporary Marine Desk information is as follows:

Marine Division – Louis Armstrong International Airport

  • Location:       CBP Office – first floor of the airport terminal near baggage claim     carousel #6
  • Telephone:    (504) 303-7663
  • Fax:               (504) 303-7675

All Marine Division functions will be performed at the airport during normal marine division hours: 7:30 AM – 4:00 PM.  E-Mail Entrances and Clearances are in effect. 

Notification will be sent once the area is sanitized.

Questions regarding this notice should be directed to Customs and Border Protection Trade Chief Denise Emmer at (504) 670-2052 or denise.emmer@cbp.dhs.gov.



Troy Simon

Assistant Port Director

Port of New Orleans

New Orleans Field Office

U.S. Customs and Border Protection

Office: (504) 670-2214