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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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CAMO & Port Fourchon Launch AIS Vessel Safety Initiative

(PORT FOURCHON, LA) – The Coastal and Marine Operators (CAMO) group today announced it has successfully completed the first step in rolling out a major initiative to protect the safety of mariners, the environment and hydrocarbon pipelines from being damaged. The CAMO group began transmitting Automatic Information System (AIS) safety messages directly to mariners in […]

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Port Fourchon Begins Slip D Construction

                 (GALLIANO, LA) – Amid the hustle and bustle of summertime fishing rodeos and family vacations, not to mention the daily traffic of workers and supplies going in and out of Port Fourchon, one recent addition quietly slipped into port and began some ground-breaking work. Literally. The dredging contractor for the Greater Lafourche Port […]

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