• 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, May 11, 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 04/15/2015
BY ZACHARY FITZGERALD zfitzgerald@daily-review.com Import-export business at the Port of Morgan City is on the rise and has steadily increased since the first ship of that kind came to the port in August 2014, port officials say. Port of Morgan City Executive Director Raymond “Mac” Wade said getting into the import-export business within the past year “has put us on the map.” The port has been “very busy” and the “phones are ringing off the hook,” Wade said. The Morgan City Harbor and Terminal District commission held its monthly meeting Monday. Import-export business started coming to the port when the...Read More
Published on 03/08/2015
construction-underway-on-emergency-centerWorkers pour the foundation Tuesday for the Port of Morgan City's $11 million Government Emergency and Operations Center on La. 182 in Morgan City near the municipal auditorium. About 560 cubic yards were poured at the site, Port Executive Director Raymond "Mac" Wade said.Read More
Published on 03/04/2015
meteorologist-public-s-help-vital-to-weather-reporting By ZACHARY FITZGERALD zfitzgerald@daily-review.com MORGAN CITY — Roger Erickson, warning coordination meteorologist for the National Weather Service in Lake Charles, stressed Tuesday the importance of having the public’s assistance to ensure the weather service gets accurate severe weather reports. The Port of Morgan City hosted a National Weather Service Skywarn class Tuesday. The St. Mary Parish Office of Homeland Security also partnered to organize the event. Skywarn classes, which are held across the region, inform people about how to report weather incidents, Erickson said. Skywarn consists of a group of volunteers who report to the National...Read More
Published on 02/10/2015
By ZACHARY FITZGERALD zfitzgerald@daily-review.com MORGAN CITY — Today’s trip to Washington, D.C., for Port of Morgan City Executive Director Raymond “Mac” Wade will be one to both thank federal officials for their help to get additional funding to dredge the Atchafalaya River Bar Channel and to let them know that more funding is still needed, he said. Wade is traveling to Washington, D.C., today to discuss dredging, to hunt for money and to thank the Louisiana congressional delegation for signing a letter that led to the acquisition of $4 million in additional funding for Atchafalaya River dredging....Read More
Published on 11/19/2014
crewboat-cut-authorized-as-new-channel Aerial view of the rocks placed along the Crewboat Cut in the Atchafalaya River. By ZACHARY FITZGERALD zfitzgerald@daily-review.com MORGAN CITY — After about eight years of planning and work, the Crewboat Cut is now officially the new federally authorized channel for vessels to travel through on the Atchafalaya River, according to port officials. U.S. Coast Guard personnel marked the Crewboat Cut last week, and the channel officially opened Wednesday, Port of Morgan City Executive Director Raymond “Mac” Wade said. The buoys have been removed from Horseshoe Bend, which was the previously authorized channel, Wade said. “The...Read More
Published on 09/11/2014
land-o-lakes-company-brings-ship-to-morgan-city Submitted Photo Courtesy of PMI Nutrition International The 360-foot ship Oslo Bulk 9 has begun landing at the Port of Morgan City By ZACHARY FITZGERALD zfitzgerald@daily-review.com MORGAN CITY — PMI Nutrition International, a company owned by Land O’ Lakes, began bringing a 360-foot ship into the Port of Morgan City about three weeks ago, and a company official says it plans to export feed ingredients and import salt to the port as frequently as possible. Kevin Schluender, director of Ingredient Merchandising for Purina Animal Nutrition Inc., said any international business Purina Mills does is done through PMI Nutrition International. Purina Mills...Read More


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