WORKING AND COMMITTED TO PROMOTING ECONOMIC GROWTH IN ST. MARY PARISH AND PROVIDING A NAVIGABLE 20 FOOT CHANNEL FOR INDUSTRY SO THAT FUTURE GENERATIONS CAN LIVE, WORK AND PLAY ALONG THE ATCHAFALAYA RIVER
The Port of Morgan City 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. Together with Bayou Bouef, Bayou Black, and Bayou Chene, these waterways are connections to traffic throughout the continental United States and abroad.
With a Congressionally authorized channel, 20 feet deep and 400 feet wide, Morgan City is the focal point of waterborne transportation in four directions. The port’s buoy is located at latitude 29° 10’ 0.107”, longitude 91° 33’ 53.99”.
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.