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Port Commission Announces Proposed Development of $800 Million LNG Facility in Port Fourchon

Pictured: Energy World’s recently completed 2 million ton per annum LNG plant in Sengkang, Indonesia, which is the model facility for the proposed plant in Port Fourchon (Photo courtesy of Energy World) (GALLIANO, LA) – Today the Greater Lafourche Port Commission (GLPC) and tenant Energy World USA announced the proposed development of a mid-scale liquefied […]

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Port Signs Agreements with Wisner Trust and Corps of Engineers, Plans Next Generation of Port Facilities

(PORT FOURCHON, LA) – The Greater Lafourche Port Commission (GLPC) is moving forward with its plans to develop the next generation of deepwater port facilities at Port Fourchon, thanks to a newly signed agreement with the Edward Wisner Donation granting GLPC a Right of First Refusal on over 900 acres of property immediately south of […]

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Port Fourchon Hosts Multi-Agency Emergency Preparedness Exercise

(PORT FOURCHON, LA) – Over 40 federal, state and local emergency management and law enforcement officials responsible for the safety and security of the Port Fourchon area held a joint training exercise in Port Fourchon’s Johnny Melancon, Sr. Fourchon EOC (Emergency Operations Center) earlier today to practice coordinated emergency management in the event of a […]

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Port Commission Launches New Website

(GALLIANO, LA) – The Greater Lafourche Port Commission is pleased to announce the redesign of its website at www.portfourchon.com. The website’s new responsive design is user-friendly, with enhanced features that allow for easy navigation and viewing from any device, and prominently features the Port Commission’s two brands, Port Fourchon and South Lafourche Airport.

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Port Fourchon Continues Slip D Development, Focuses on Resilient Design

(PORT FOURCHON, LA) – Today the Greater Lafourche Port Commission (GLPC) announced the completion of the bucket dredging phase in Slip D, the latest development in Port Fourchon’s Northern Expansion area. The initial dredging of Port Fourchon’s new Slip D, which broke ground less than one year ago, is the most recent benchmark completed in […]

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Rodney Gisclair Sworn In As Seat D Commissioner

(GALLIANO, LA) – At a special election on April 9, 2016, voters in the 10th Ward of Lafourche Parish elected Rodney Gisclair, Sr. to fill Seat D on the Greater Lafourche Port Commission board. Newly elected Port Commissioner Rodney Gisclair was sworn into office at a formal ceremony on May 11, immediately joining the nine-member board that has jurisdiction over Port Fourchon and the South Lafourche Airport.

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Governor Appoints Chiasson to Coastal Advisory Commission

(GALLIANO, LA) – Chett Chiasson, Executive Director of the Greater Lafourche Port Commission, has been appointed by Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards to the Governor’s Advisory Commission on Coastal Protection, Restoration and Conservation. Chiasson, who is the port director of Port Fourchon, will serve as a representative of ports and related industries through February 2020.

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Port Board Elects New Officers

(GALLIANO, LA) – At its February 17, 2016 board meeting, the Greater Lafourche Port Commission board elected its executive officers, who will serve through 2018. The board elected Perry Gisclair as President, Kris Gaudet as Vice President, Harris “Chuckie” Cheramie, Jr. as Secretary, and John Melancon, Jr. as Treasurer.

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South Lafourche Airport’s FBO Under New Management, Port Commission Now Owner and Operator of GAO FBO

(GALLIANO, LA) – The Greater Lafourche Port Commission is pleased to announce that as of February 1, 2016, GLPC is both owner and operator of the South Lafourche Airport’s Fixed Base Operator (FBO), which will now be known as GAO FBO. FBO services had previously been bid out to outside vendors since 2007.

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