• 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 04/23/2015
port-exports-continue-to-grow Above, a November 2014 photo shows Planters Rice Mill of Abbeville exporting ricefrom the Port of Morgan City for the first time. Trucks transported about 150 truckloads of rice to the port in order to export 3,000 tons of rice by ship to Haiti. Below, rice is shown as it is transferred from a truck to a barge. 4,000 tons of rice on way to Haiti BY ZACHARY FITZGERALDzfitzgerald@dailyreview.com In the past eight months, import-export business has become a fairly common site at the Port of Morgan City with ships making stops at the port 18 times, and that business is continuing with about 4,000 tons of rice set to be exported to...Read More
Published on 04/23/2015
ports-impact-keeps-growing This file photo shows an aerial view of the Port of Morgan City. A national study released this week found that coastal ports are having an increasing economic impact on their communities. Legislators push to get money for maintenance A nationwide study of ports released Tuesday shows a big increase in the impact of coastal ports to the U.S. economy. Legislators are trying to make sure those ports get the maintenance funds they need to function at their full potential. Since the last American Association of Port Authorities economic impact study in 2007, the contributions of U.S. seaports to the nation’s economy have...Read More
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-reportingBy 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 Weather Service, Erickson...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


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