Port Fourchon

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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