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Next regular meeting of the Morgan City Harbor and Terminal District is Monday, February 10, 2020 at 5:00 p.m. at the Port's Emergency Operations Center at 7327 Highway 182, Morgan City, LA 70380

Dredge Watch

    • Atchafalaya River Crewboat Cut/Bay/Bar - Dredge commenced April 11, 2019 and completed as of January 20, 2020.  Click here for updated surveys of the area.
    • Bayou Chene - Contract is being delayed because funding was reduced by approximately $10+ million to to supplement funding for significant overruns caused by extreme high water on Contract 18-C-0051.  Decision on best use of FY20 project funding will have to be carefully evaluated once FY20 funding picture becomes clearer after Work Plan allocations are determined.  No guarantee of additional funds.
    • Atchafalaya River Bar Channel - Contract awarded to BRICE Civil Constructors September, 2018.  M/V Dredge Capt. John E. Graham has been on site since January 1, 2020 and operating satisfactory.
    • Berwick Harbor - Shoaling in Berwick Harbor was significant during high water season and the Dredge Ingenuity arrived November 14, 2019 and worked 20 Grand Point, Tidewater Point, Morgan City Dock East, Bayou Shaffer and Berwick Bay Harbor, with completion on January 12, 2020.  The USACE Dredge Jadwin will complete the cut between the Highway 182 bridge and the railroad Bridge in late January. 

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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.

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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.

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