• Next meeting of Morgan City Harbor and Terminal District will be Monday, December 11, 2023 at 5:00 p.m.

Dredge Watch

Atchafalaya River Maintenance Dredging:  Bayous Chene, Boeuf and Black - Dredges Susan Crosby and Crosby Dredger have been on site in Bayou Chene since January 8th with estimated completion by November 30, 2023.

Atchafalaya River Bar Channel - Dredge Arulaq has been on site since January 1, 2020 and operating satisfactory.  The contractor is in the "Acute Remediation Phase" and will continue dredging operations 24/7 until project depth is achieved at 1.2 maximum density throughout the fluid column.  New contract is expected to begin November 2023 upon completion of final task order of previous contract.

Atchafalaya River Crewboat Cut/Bay/Bar - Dredge Carolina commenced dredging operations at Station 910+00 going south toward the Gulf of Mexico with expected completion by January 15, 2024.  Contract awarded July 28, 2023 - this contract will supplement the current work in the Bar Channel by expanding the channel width to 400'.

Berwick Harbor -Dredge Emil Kurtz commenced dredging operations mid-November.

Navigation Condition Surveys can be found HERE

 Current MARSEC Level

   Current MARSEC Level 


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.



POMCbrochure2The 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

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