Port Fourchon

New Port Video Highlights Port Fourchon Tenants, Growth

(GALLIANO, LA) – The Greater Lafourche Port Commission is pleased to announce the release of its new port video, which has been updated with new footage of Port Fourchon and the latest information on our growing port. Port Director Chett Chiasson and the Port Commission Board approved the new video production earlier this year and […]

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Shell Makes Investment to Fourchon Beach Repair Project

(GALLIANO, LA) – The Greater Lafourche Port Commission is pleased to announce a $500,000 investment from Shell Oil Company, received at today’s monthly board meeting. Shell representative Mary Grace Anderson, the Mars Development Manager, presented the check to the entire community on behalf of the Mars B Deepwater Platform Project. Shell’s contribution is to be […]

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Port Fourchon receives $1 M for TWIC Implementation

(GALLIANO, LA) – The Greater Lafourche Port Commission is pleased to announce that the Department of Homeland Security’s Port Security Grant Program has awarded the Port Fourchon/LOOP Port-Wide Area $1,000,033.00 in federal funds for TWIC Implementation. Five entities in the Port Fourchon area will receive funds for their facilities, including the Greater Lafourche Port Commission, […]

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Port Fourchon Open for Business

(GALLIANO, LA) – From recommended evacuation on Friday to the receding of high waters today, the Port Commission and its Harbor Police force have been working hard this Labor Day weekend to secure port businesses and employees during extreme weather and get back to business within hours of storm conditions abating. LA 1 south of […]

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Port Fourchon Implements Command & Control System

(GALLIANO, LA) – The Greater Lafourche Port Commission announces the successful installation of its new state-of-the-art Command and Control C-4 software solution. The Greater Lafourche Port Commission today announced the successful installation of a state-of-the-art software system that seamlessly integrates port-wide command, control, and communications functions. The system is installed at the Port Operations Office […]

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Port Director Ted Falgout Receives USCG Recognition

(GALLIANO, LA) – At the December board meeting of the Greater Lafourche Port Commission, Port Director Ted Falgout was awarded a Coast Guard Certificate of Merit. The Coast Guard cited Mr. Falgout for “outstanding dedication and support of Coast Guard missions” during the recent storm seasons and crediting him with “fostering positive partnerships with government […]

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Port Fourchon Harbor Police Receive Commendation

(GALLIANO, LA) – Harbor Police Chief Jon Callais stood proudly to accept a commendation from Tim Osborn of NOAA for the Port Fourchon Harbor Police force’s hard work and dedication during re-entry after last season’s destructive storms. The Harbor Police were recognized at the Greater Lafourche Port Commission’s monthly board meeting on Wednesday, April 8th. […]

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Chett Chiasson Named Future Port Director

(GALLIANO, LA) – Chett Chiasson was officially named as successor to Executive Director Ted Falgout at the February board meeting of the Greater Lafourche Port Commission. Chiasson is the current Director of Economic Development and will be the second director in port history upon Mr. Falgout’s retirement December 31st. The port’s fifty year anniversary will […]

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Port Fourchon Back in Business after Gustav and Ike

(GALLIANO, LA) In the aftermath of Hurricanes Gustav and Ike, the Port Commission has worked diligently to restore access to businesses in Port Fourchon. The roads to Port facilities have been cleared, and the Harbor Police are allowing business and camp owners, employees, deliveries, and other commercial traffic through the Port Fourchon checkpoint. Belle Pass […]

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Harbor Police Receives Coast Guard Certificate of Merit

(GALLIANO, LA,) –The Port Fourchon Harbor Police Department received a Certificate of Merit from the United States Coast Guard in recognition of their unwavering commitment and exceptional support of the Coast Guard’s port safety, security, and marine environmental protection missions from June 2005-June 2008 at a Change of Command Ceremony held on Friday in Houma, […]

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Economic Impact Study Provides Evidence Port Fourchon is Critical To the Nation’s Economy

(GALLIANO, LA, –At a press conference held today, an economic impact study entitled “Economic Impacts of Port Fourchon on the National and Regional Economies” was officially released to media and a crowd of about 80 local and state leaders. Completed by Dr. Loren Scott with Loren C. Scott and Associates, the study provides evidence of […]

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TWIC Enrollment Center Opens in Port Fourchon

(GALLIANO, LA, DECEMBER 26, 2007) –The South Lafourche Leonard Miller, Jr. Airport has undergone major renovations over the last several months that are attracting new business to the area. Construction at the airport is ongoing. The Port Commission has completed a runway strengthening project strengthening the runway from 12,500 pounds to 75,000 pounds to allow […]

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Port Security Eligibility Changed

(GALLIANO, LA, OCTOBER 9, 2006) – The 2006 Security and Accountability for Every (SAFE) Port Act now has inclusion of “energy” as a national economic interest when determining port security funding and report language specifically mentioning LOOP/Port Fourchon as a national energy interest. The Conferees note that “energy” was specifically included in language to take […]

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Vehicular Access to Fourchon Beach Extended to September 15

(GALLIANO, LA, AUGUST 8, 2007) –Public vehicular access to Fourchon Beach west of Pass Fourchon will be open until September 15 to accommodate Labor Day weekend beachgoers. Access is across Fourchon Bridge, take a right on to the Chevron access road, across Pass Fourchon, then left to the beach. The temporary access involves cooperation between the Greater Lafourche […]

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Fourchon Beach to Open

(GALLIANO, LA, JULY 2, 2007) –The Fourchon Beach west of Pass Fourchon will be opened to public vehicular access on Tuesday, July 3 beginning at 3 p.m. Access will be across Fourchon Bridge, take a right on to the Chevron access road, across Pass Fourchon, then left to the beach. The temporary access involves cooperation between the Greater […]

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Harbor Police Officers Receive Lifesaving Medals

(GALLIANO, LA, OCTOBER 18, 2006) – Harbor Police Officer Jason Plaisance and Officer Brent Constransitch received lifesaving medals at last Wednesday’s Port Commission meeting for their gallant actions during an incident in April 2006. Their efforts prevented the loss of life and upheld the highest traditions of the Harbor Police and the Greater Lafourche Port […]

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Port Security Eligibility Changed

(GALLIANO, LA, OCTOBER 9, 2006) – The 2006 Security and Accountability for Every (SAFE) Port Act now has inclusion of “energy” as a national economic interest when determining port security funding and report language specifically mentioning LOOP/Port Fourchon as a national energy interest. The Conferees note that “energy” was specifically included in language to take […]

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Port Fourchon Receives $3.8 Million from Fema to Dredge Channels

(GALLIANO, LA, AUGUST 23, 2006) –The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced that it will grant $3.8 million as the federal share to dredge and clear Port Fourchon from silt and sediment caused by Hurricane Katrina. The areas being dredged with this funding includes Slips A and B in the […]

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Washing Away to Air August 29

(GALLIANO, LA, AUGUST 23, 2006) – On the anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, “Washing Away”, the story of Louisiana’s disappearing coastline and how this unfolding crisis affects all of America, will be aired. Narrated by Academy Award Winner Susan Sarandon, the documentary will premiere statewide in Louisiana Tuesday, August 29 at 8 p.m. and will rebroadcast […]

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Port Fourchon Receives International Environmental Award

(GALLIANO, LA, JULY 28, 2006) – The American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA), the organization representing public ports throughout the Western Hemisphere, has selected Port Fourchon to receive an Environmental Improvement award in the category of Environmental Enhancement for the Port’s Maritime Forest Ridge and Marsh Restoration project. The Maritime Forest Ridge project seeks to […]

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Colonel Wagenaar Visits Port

(GALLIANO, LA, JULY 28, 2006) – On Tuesday, the Port Commission discussed a number of issues and provided a tour of Port Fourchon to Colonel Wagenaar, head of the New Orleans District Corps of Engineers. According to Port Director Ted Falgout, “It was great to have the Colonel take time from his busy schedule to […]

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Repairs to the Recreational Boat Launch in Fourchon Expected to be Completed for Upcoming Golden Meadow-Fourchon Fishing Rodeo

The Port Commission is completing repairs of hurricane damage at Irvin P. Melancon, Jr. Recreational Boat Launch in preparation for the Golden Meadow – Fourchon International Fishing Rodeo to be held June 29 – July 1, 2006. “The Port Commission has contracted Greater Gulf Construction, and we are happy to announce that these improvements will […]

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Port Commission’s Updated Hurricane Guide Presented to Port Companies

(GALLIANO, LA, JUNE 2, 2006) – On June 1, 2006, over 50 representatives from facilities located in Port Fourchon, attended a Hurricane Readiness Meeting at the Port Operations Center in Fourchon. The Port’s updated 2006 Hurricane Guide was presented. Ted Falgout, Port Director, welcomed the crowd to the meeting and showed pictures of last year’s […]

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Supply Vessel Sinks in Belle Pass

(GALLIANO, LA, MAY 15, 2006) – At about 11:25 pm on Saturday, May 13, 2006, Harbor Police received information that SEACOR ENERGY, a 200’ long oilfield service vessel, had struck an underwater obstruction and was sinking in Port Fourchon’s Belle Pass jetties. No injuries were reported. The Harbor Police responded to the scene and four […]

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Belle Pass Dredging Under Way

(GALLIANO, LA, MAY 12, 2006) –The channel to Port Fourchon is getting a “face lift” by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. As a result of the 2005 hurricanes, shoaling in the channel is currently being removed and restoration of the rock entrance jetties will soon begin. According to Port Director Ted Falgout, “These welcomed […]

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Scientists from Across the World Visit Port Fourchon as Part of “Envisioning the Gulf Coast” Sympoisum

(GALLIANO, LA, MAY 1, 2006) – A group of scientists from across the world visited Port Fourchon on Monday, April 24, 2006 as part of a 3 day symposium entitled “Envisioning the Future of the Gulf Coast. The event was sponsored by BP and America’s Wetland. Ted Falgout, Port Director, gave a presentation to the […]

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Kazakhstan Ambassador and Congressman Melancon Visit Port Fourchon

(GALLIANO, LA, APRIL 24, 2006) – On Sunday, Ambassador Kanat Saudabayev from Kazakhstan and Congressman Charlie Melancon visited Port Fourchon. Ted Falgout, director of the Port gave a presentation on the importance of Port Fourchon to the nation’s energy and its history. “The Port Commission was established in the 1960s, but the real success of […]

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DOTD Breaks Ground for Construction of LA1 Bridge to Port Fourchon

(GALLIANO, LA, MARCH 28, 2006) – Governor Kathleen Babineaux Blanco, Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) Secretary Johnny B. Bradberry, U.S. Senators Mary Landrieu and David Vitter, U.S. Representative Charlie Melancon, and a large group of state and local officials were on hand to break ground Friday afternoon for a new LA 1 bridge […]

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New Port Video Illustrates Port Fourchon as a World-Class Facility

(GALLIANO, LA., JANUARY 23, 2006) The Greater Lafourche Port Commission announces the release of their new port video illustrating Port Fourchon as a world-class facility positioned to meet the challenges of the future. Port Director, Ted Falgout said, “Port Fourchon’s well-planned port facilities and services have become a vital link in the support of our […]

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Port Fourchon’s Role in Restoration of Oil and Gas Infrastructure More Important Than Ever

(GALLIANO, LA, November 2, 2005) With still over half the Gulf of Mexico’s oil and gas shut-in as a result of recent hurricanes, Port Fourchon’s role as a support base has gained even greater significance. If servicing over half the drilling activity in the Gulf of Mexico was not enough, Port Fourchon is now playing […]

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Electricity Restored in Port

(GALLIANO, LA, SEPTEMBER 27, 2005) Electric power was restored in Port Fourchon at about 8:00 p.m. last night, Monday, September 26, 2005. The Leeville Bridge will open for marine traffic now that electricity has been restored. The Golden Meadow Floodgate is now open for marine traffic. Highway 1, Highway 3090 & all port roadways are […]

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