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Next regular meeting of the Morgan City Harbor and Terminal District is Monday, August 12, 2019 at 5:00 p.m. at the Port's Emergency Operations Center at 7327 Highway 182, Morgan City, LA 70380

Dredge Watch

    • Atchafalaya River Crewboat Cut/Bay/Bar - Dredge commenced April 11, 2019.  Contractor has completed the Crewboat Cut reach and moved downstream to Atchafalaya Bay Channel reach.  Dredge had to come in due to inclement weather with Tropical Storm Barry but has returned to the job as of 07/17 at 9:45 a.m. Re-shoaling was occurring at the Crewboat Cut reach so the contractor will return to re-sweep this area at the end of the contract in August/September.  Mod#3 is being processed to add $5,920,190 (approximately $2.3 million CY) to the contract.  Port contributed $1,250,000 was received and will be used to supplement this dredging effort.
    • Bayou Chene - Contract is being delayed because funding will be reduced by approximately $10+ million to to supplement funding for significant overruns caused by extreme high water on Contract 18-C-0051.
    • Atchafalaya River Bar Channel - Contract awarded to BRICE Civil Constructors September, 2018 and contractor is expected to commence dredging operations in July/August 2019.  M/V Dredge Capt. John E. Graham is at Halimar Shipyards undergoing modifications to become operable dredge.  Task Order #1 expected to be issued in July/August 2019.
    • Berwick Harbor - Shoaling in Berwick Harbor has been significant this high water season with some areas already showing nearly plus 3' elevation on the latest surveys.  Corps has only limited funding to address Berwick Harbor, Stouts Pass and other MR&T funded dredging this FY due to significantly reduced project funding for FY2019 in combination with a protracted ongoing high river event.  FY20 President's budget is $10.965M.

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The Port of Morgan City , Morgan City, Louisiana, is the birthplace of the offshore oil exploration industry. It has been an avenue of both domestic and international trade since 1957, with convenient, direct access to ocean-going traffic across the globe.

Nestled in the heart of the Gulf, the Port is located at the confluence of the Atchafalaya River and the Intracoastal Waterway at GIWW WHL Mile Marker 95.

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The port is uniquely situated to handle trade from throughout the United States and the world. Its docking and cargo handling facilities serve a wide variety of medium draft vessels.There are over 200 private dock facilities located in the Morgan City vicinity. These facilities have heavy lift, barge-mounted cranes with capacities to 5,000 tons, track cranes to 300 tons, and mobile cranes to 150 tons.

The Port of Morgan City is a viable alternative for shippers utilizing shallow and medium draft vessels in the Gulf of Mexico. From the Port of Morgan City, U.S. exports can easily be shipped to ports of call in Mexico, Latin America or the Caribbean.  Establishing long-term, international relationships is a goal of the port's commissioners and staff.

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