• 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, February 8, 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 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
Published on 10/20/2015
bayouland-radio-amateurs Mac Wade, director of the Port of Morgan City, was the August guest of the Bayouland Emergency Amateur Radio Service. He presented an in-depth assessment of the port's responsibilities and long-range goals. Of particular interest was an update on the new emergency center that is nearing completion and the role that communication will play in this new building.  Another meeting with the BEARS and other interested citizens will be held at the port office so the members can view a power point presentation and view the various maps to become more aware of the role the port and the Atchafalaya play in everyday life in...Read More
Published on 10/20/2015
meetings-focus-on-coastal-projects Port of Morgan City Executive Director Raymond “Mac” Wade speaks during the Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority Board meeting held Wednesday at the Morgan City Municipal Auditorium.  Wade requested that the port’s dredging projects be included in the state’s coastal master plan citing the potential beneficial use of dredge material to restore the coast.  At right is Port of Morgan City dredging consultant Ansel Taylor. BY ZACHARY FITZGERALD zfitzgerald@daily-review.comPort of Morgan City leaders made their case Wednesday to include the dredging of the Atchafalaya River and surrounding waterways in the state’s coastal restoration master plan, saying that the fertile soil dredged out...Read More
Published on 10/20/2015
port-center-to-open-in-mid-october Architect Carl Blum, left, speaks to Morgan City Harbor and Terminal District commissioners Joseph Cain, Scott Melancon and Gary Duhon during a tour of the Port of Morgan City’s Government Emergency and Operations Center Monday. The center is scheduled to be substantially complete by mid-October. BY ZACHARY FITZGERALD zfitzgerald@daily-review.com Some minor issues have pushed back the projected completion date of the Port of Morgan City’s $11 million Government Emergency and Operations Center by about two weeks to mid-October. Despite delays, work is nearly two-thirds finished on the center, which will house governmental tenants on a daily basis and serve as a command center...Read More
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


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