• 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, October 12, 2015 at 5:00 p.m. at the Port of Morgan City, 800 Youngs Road, 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 08/10/2015
port-gets-visit-from-international-trade-vesselBY ZACHARY FITZGERALD zfitzgerald@daily-review.com Malte B, a 300-foot ship based in Antigua and Barbados, arrived Wednesday at the Port of Morgan City to export 2,500 tons of rice to Haiti. The trip is the 19th that an import-export ship has made to the Port of Morgan City since August 2014. For the 19th time in a year, an import-export ship made its way into the Port of Morgan City Wednesday afternoon, but port officials say ships could be making at least weekly trips to the port if adequate funds were available to dredge the waterways. A 300-foot-long ship named Malte...Read More
Published on 07/15/2015
new-operations-emergency-center Channel 3 KATC news report on new operations center. Read More
Published on 05/15/2015
stations-will-provide-real-time-weather-water-dataBY ZACHARY FITZGERALD zfitzgerald@daily-review.com Darren Wright, physical oceanographic real-time system program manager for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, speaks Monday about the two new stations recently installed in the Atchafalaya River Bar Channel. As of Monday, mariners now have access to more real-time weather and waterway information in the Atchafalaya River to assist them in their navigation efforts and decision making. Two Physical Oceanographic Real-Time System stations, which were recently installed near the Eugene Island Lighthouse and about two miles south of Eugene Island in the Atchafalaya River Bar Channel, became operational Monday, according to officials. The Morgan City Harbor and Terminal District Commission met Monday at the Port of Morgan City. The stations were paid for by $550,000 in 2011 port security grant funding. Eugene Island Lighthouse...Read More
Published on 05/12/2015
experts-slow-storm-season-shouldn-t-deter-preparations BY ZACHARY FITZGERALD zfitzgerald@daily-review.com U.S. Rep. Charles Boustany, R-Lafayette, helped host a 2015 Hurricane Preparedness Public Meeting Tuesday at the Morgan City Municipal Auditorium. Though meteorologists are forecasting a below average year for hurricane activity in the Atlantic, one big storm can make a season. Forecasters expect sevennamed storms, three hurricanes and one major hurricane of Category 3 or greater, said Andy Patrick, meteorologist in charge of the National Weather Service office in Lake Charles. Hurricane season starts June 1 and ends Nov. 30. Patrick was one of the speakers at Tuesday’s 2015 Hurricane Preparedness Public Meeting at the Morgan City Municipal Auditorium. U.S. Rep. Charles Boustany, RLafayette, partnered with the National Weather Service, National Atmospheric and Oceanic Administration, and Port of Morgan City to host the meeting. “Our maritime sector...Read More
Published on 05/12/2015
new-sensor-systems-add-safety-at-louisiana-portsBy: Tegan Wendland, ReporterTwo major Louisiana shipping hubs will see improvements this week, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. New sensor systems will make navigation safer and allow for more efficient ship traffic at the Port of Morgan City and the Port of Fourchon.(NOAA)The Physical Oceanographic Real Time System, or PORTS, was created by NOAA and uses oceanographic and meteorological sensors to provide mariners with accurate real-time information on the environment at seaports. NOAA is working with individual ports to design the systems.In a statement on its website, NOAA’s Center for Operational Oceanographic Products and Services director said, “Even...Read More
Published on 05/07/2015
port-facilitates-international-tradeThe Oslo Bulk 9, a 360-foot cargo ship, arrived Monday at the Port of Morgan City to export 3,500 tons of rice to Haiti for Planters Rice Mill in Abbeville. On Tuesday, workers were loading rice onto the ship from barges. Port Director Raymond “Mac” Wade expects the ship to leave the port tonight.Published by Daily Review 5/6/15Read More


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