Uniquely Situated to Handle Trade Throughout the US and Abroad.
Viable Alternative For Shippers
Utilizing Shallow & Medium Draft Vessels in the Gulf of Mexico
We Can Handle Bulk, Break-bulk, Project and Container Cargoes
Morgan City is the Focal Point of Waterborne Transportation in 4 Directions


  Physical Address:
7327 Highway 182
Morgan City, La 70380

  Operating Hours:
8am - 4:30pm (Closed for lunch)

  Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 1460,
Morgan City, La 70381

  Tel:  985-384-0850
  Fax: 985-385-1931


  Port Terminal:
800 Youngs Road
Morgan City, LA
  • Next regular meeting of the Morgan City Harbor and Terminal District is Monday, March 13, 2017 at 5:00 p.m. at the Port's Emergency Operations Center at 7327 Highway 182, Morgan City, LA 70380



Latest News

Published on 06/14/2016
By: ZACHARY FITZGERALD zfitzgerald@daily-review.com Port of Morgan City leaders say they are relieved to have a roughly one-mile section of the Atchafalaya River dredged and back open to vessel traffic. They are now focusing on a dredge demonstration downriver that they hope will allow officials to keep a 12-mile stretch of the waterway open year-round. Emergency dredging in the Atchafalaya River to remove a 6,000-foot-long plug of sand is complete, officials said during Monday’s Morgan City Harbor and Terminal District Commission meeting. The section was dredged to 22 feet deep and 250 feet wide. Dredging the sand plug, located about...Read More
Published on 03/16/2016
BY ZACHARY FITZGERALD zfitzgerald@daily-review.com Port officials expect the projected 8-foot crest in the Atchafalaya River to exacerbate the buildup of sediment in the Atchafalaya River Bar Channel, Port of Morgan City Executive Director Raymond “Mac” Wade said. The Morgan City Harbor and Terminal District Commission met Monday. National Weather Service forecasters expect the river to crest March 24 near 8 feet in Morgan City. As of this morning, the river was at 5.8 feet in Morgan City near the 6-foot flood stage. The forecast shows the river reaching 7.2 feet Saturday. The temporary flood protection structure is still in place on...Read More
Published on 02/09/2016
unbelievable-test-for-new-port-centerPort of Morgan City Executive Director Raymond “Mac” Wade speaksduring Monday’s port meeting held at the new Government Emergency and Operations Center.  Behind him are screens showing a view of the Atchafalaya River in Morgan City and an aerial view of the surrounding waterways. BY ZACHARY FITZGERALD zfitzgerald@daily-review.com The Port of Morgan City’s new Government Emergency Operations Center has gotten quite the test during the past month with multiple agencies operating out of the building on a daily basis. Port officials opened the $11 million center in early January, sooner than they expected because of the high water on the Atchafalaya River....Read More
Published on 01/08/2016
BY SHEA DRAKE sdrake@daily-review.com Morgan City Port Terminal District officials hope to position the city as a lucrative import and export market for small vessels by creating a dredge system that agitates mud and keeps it from sticking to the Lower Atchafalaya River bar channel floor. “Traditional maintenance dredging has failed to provide a reliable channel,” Port Director Raymond “Mac” Wade said in a dredging presentation. “It has negatively impacted and limited our ability to attract new customers.” The current cutter head dredges used are not effective for long term luff management. In order to be cost effective, Wade believes...Read More

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