• Port of Morgan City

    Uniquely Situated to Handle Trade Throughout the US and Abroad
  • Port of Morgan City

    Morgan City is the Focal Point of Waterborne Transportation
    in 4 Directions
  • Port of Morgan City

    We Can Handle Bulk, Break-bulk, Project and Container Cargoes
  • Port of Morgan City

    Viable Alternative For Shippers Utilizing Shallow & Medium Draft Vessels
    in the Gulf of Mexico
  • Port of Morgan City

    A BNSF spur connects the Port to the U. S. Rail Network


  Physical Address:
800 Youngs Road
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

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  • Next meeting of the Morgan City Harbor and Terminal District is  Monday, September 12, 2016 at 5:00 p.m. at the Port's Emergency Operations Center at 7327 Highway 182, Morgan City, LA 70380

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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.


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.

Latest News

Published on 06/16/2016
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 02/17/2016
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
Published on 02/10/2016
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. The...Read More
Published on 12/07/2015
emergency-center-near-completionBY ZACHARY FITZGERALDzfitzgerald@daily-review.com First floor of new building is '99 percent' done Above, a flag pole gets installed this morning at the Port of Morgan City’s Government Emergency and Operations Center on La. 182 in Morgan City. Port of Morgan City Executive Director Raymond “Mac” Wadewalks Thursday on the first floor of the port’s new center. The cubicles shown are set up for U.S. Coast Guard personnel. In one year, the Port of Morgan City’s $11 million Emergency Operations Center has gone from the planning stages to nearly finishing construction on a one-of-a kind facility for south Louisiana. The two-story, 35,000-square-foot building is expected to house...Read More
Published on 10/20/2015
clearing-the-way-for-shipping Manson Construction Co. began dredging Berwick Bay Sept. 19 and will finish the project in about a month.  The contract dredged about a 3-mile stretch from 20 Grand Point and Tidewater Point to Stouts Pass. Dredging should start in the Atchafalaya River Bar Channel Oct. 29 and could last up to 100 days. BY ZACHARY FITZGERALDzfitzgerald@daily-review.comDredging work is ongoing in Berwick Bay and set to begin in the Atchafalaya River Bar Channel by the end of October in an effort to keep the area’s waterways deep enough for vessels to navigate. Workers began routine maintenance dredging of Berwick Bay in the Atchafalaya River Sept. 19 as...Read More

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