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GLPC WEATHER UPDATES: Visit the Port Commission’s WEATHER & STORM INFO webpage for weather updates, current storm information, and helpful storm prep information and resources. SIGN UP FOR LATEST UPDATES FROM THE PORT COMMISSION: You can sign up to receive a variety of email updates and notices from the Greater Lafourche Port Commission using the NOTIFY ME […]

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Grow Louisiana Coalition Partners with GLPC to Showcase How Industry and Environment Thrive in Port Fourchon

(CUT OFF, LA) – In February, representatives from the Grow Louisiana Coalition approached the Greater Lafourche Port Commission about filming a short video highlighting Port Fourchon. After being brought on an extensive tour of the port, many ideas and footage were exchanged that culminated in a minute-plus video detailing the importance of Fourchon as not […]

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GLPC Joins Partners in Applauding Announcement of $135 Million Award to Finish Elevating LA 1

(CUT OFF, LA) – What long felt like a dream has now come true with the announcement that the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) has awarded a $135 million federal INFRA grant to the LA 1 Improvement Project. The project’s approval, which was made official on Monday (June 15th), will add the final 8.3 miles […]

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GLPC to Hold Monthly Meetings Via Facebook Live Once Again

Pursuant to Proclamation JBE 2020-30 of the Governor of the State of Louisiana, the Greater Lafourche Port Commission hereby certifies that, without the use of a telephone and/or video conferencing, it would otherwise be unable to operate due to the quorum requirement of La.R.S. 42:19. (CUT OFF, LA) – The Greater Lafourche Port Commission and […]

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GLPC Monthly Meetings to be Held Via Facebook Live

Pursuant to Proclamation JBE 2020-30 of the Governor of the State of Louisiana, the Greater Lafourche Port Commission hereby certifies that, without the use of a telephone and/or video conferencing, it would otherwise be unable to operate due to the quorum requirement of La.R.S. 42:19. (CUT OFF, LA) – The Greater Lafourche Port Commission and […]

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Newly Installed View Finders Offer Amazing Visuals of Surrounding Landscape, Offshore Structures

(CUT OFF, LA) – Looking for something to take your mind off what’s going on around us? Well, thanks to the recent installation of two free public view finders at the Irvin P. Melancon Public Boat Launch, you can. The view finders were purchased with port funds and grant money generously awarded to the Greater […]

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Port Operations Continue; Residents Should Monitor Parish Partner Sites for Updates

GLPC Executive Director Says Port Operations Continue; Advises Residents to Remain Informed by Monitoring Parish Partner Sites (CUT OFF, LA) – On behalf of the Greater Lafourche Port Commission and its Board of Commissioners, I would like to encourage everyone to follow the messaging regarding the Coronavirus (COVID-19) being generated by our partners at Lafourche […]

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GLPC Receives Award from DOTD for Transportation Excellence

(CUT OFF, LA) – GLPC attended a DOTD event on Monday, March 9, where they were given a 2020 Transportation Excellence Award for Intermodal/Public Works Project Development. The award was a way of recognizing the efforts and execution of Port Fourchon’s Northern Expansion Phase II, Slip C, Phase III project that utilized GLPC dollars and […]

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Recent Study Points to Amazing Success of GLPC-Run Airport

(CUT OFF, LA) – The South Lafourche Leonard Miller, Jr. Airport continues to make a name for itself in general aviation airport circles, as shown by a recent state-commissioned study revealing the Galliano-based airport ranked fourth overall in total economic benefits with a net output of $97,628,000 in 2019. This represents a jump of more […]

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Greater Lafourche Port Commission, Port Fourchon Turn 60 This Year

(CUT OFF, LA) – Unquestionably the biggest success story in the history of Lafourche Parish can be found at a place called Port Fourchon. So, how did Port Fourchon emerge from a speck of land in southern Lafourche to hosting a valued tenant base that services nearly 100% of all deepwater offshore energy activity in […]

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Rodney Gisclair Appointed to Port Commission Seat B

(CUT OFF, LA) – At a special meeting held on September 25, 2019, Rodney Gisclair was sworn into office as an interim port commissioner for the Greater Lafourche Port Commission. Rodney takes his place at Seat B, which was left vacant by the passing of his brother, longtime commissioner and community icon Perry Gisclair.

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Wave Monitoring Buoy to Serve Useful Purpose

(CUT OFF, LA) – When it comes to tracking approaching storms or gauging water levels offshore, wave monitoring buoy stations perform a critical function in keeping everyone informed about sea surface conditions. That’s why a recent partnership between the US Army Corps of Engineers and the Coastal Data Information Program (CDIP) to establish one of […]

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Future Coastal Wetlands Park Continues to Take Shape Daily

(CUT OFF, LA) – After unveiling the Greater Lafourche Port Commission’s comprehensive master plan for a future Coastal Wetlands Park at a press conference held by Louisiana’s Cajun Bayou in March, you may be wondering how that project is coming along. Well, as we move toward purchasing four pedestal-mounted view finders to be installed at […]

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GLPC, Other Local Agencies Successfully Participated in Full-Scale Coast Guard Training Exercise

(CUT OFF, LA) – The Greater Lafourche Port Commission joined the Coast Guard and a bevy of other emergency management partner agencies to participate in an Area Maritime Security Training Exercise Program (AMSTEP) yesterday, July 18th. AMSTEP is a community-based anti-terrorism exercise program that was created to address the requirements of the Maritime Transportation Security […]

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Did You Know? GLPC’s Partnership with NOAA, Other Agencies Helps Provide Publicly Accessible Tidal Data for Port Fourchon

(CUT OFF, LA) – With the potential threat of a 3 to 5-foot storm surge affecting southern Lafourche Parish and Port Fourchon in the next 24 to 72 hours, we want to remind residents and others that a current partnership between GLPC, the U.S. Department of Commerce, NOAA, National Ocean Service, and the Center for […]

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GLPC, Other Local Agencies to Participate in Full-Scale Coast Guard Training Exercise

(CUT OFF, LA) – The Coast Guard will conduct an Area Maritime Security Training Exercise Program (AMSTEP) next Thursday, July 18. AMSTEP is a community-based anti-terrorism exercise program that was created to address the requirements of the Maritime Transportation Security Act of 2002. This full-scale exercise will bring together federal, state, local law enforcement, and […]

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Port Fourchon Continues to Grow as Demonstrated by Latest Phase II Bulkhead Expansion

(CUT OFF, LA) – After the Greater Lafourche Port Commission completed 1,671 linear feet (LF) of bulkhead as part of its Northern Slip C expansion project in February, it was determined that GLPC had surplus dollars that went unspent in the current iteration of Port Priority Program funding to flow through Port Fourchon. With this […]

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NBC Highlights Importance of Port Fourchon in Recently Released Docuseries

(CUT OFF, LA) – In late January, a film crew from NBC News embarked on a docuseries to explore the importance of Port Fourchon. What this production crew discovered was an enlightening experience that checked many of the boxes they were looking to check. The final product of their efforts, called “Water’s Edge,” can now […]

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Commercial, PBS Story to Run on National Television Networks in Coming Days, Weeks

(CUT OFF, LA) – The Greater Lafourche Port Commission will share the national spotlight with other prominent advertisers when a commercial highlighting Port Fourchon airs on Fox Business Network tonight, March 14, between 8:40 and 9:40 p.m. CST. The commercial, which was produced and directed by the Education Alliance, seeks to showcase the importance of […]

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Greater Lafourche Port Commission Accepts Grant Award to Pave Way for View Finders

(CUT OFF, LA) – At the press conference held at Louisiana’s Cajun Bayou in Raceland on Tuesday, March 12th, the Greater Lafourche Port Commission was one of several organizations to find out they had been awarded grant money to assist with a project. With the support of Louisiana’s Cajun Bayou, the funding awarded to GLPC […]

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Port Fourchon Continues to Grow as Demonstrated by Latest Bulkhead Expansion

(CUT OFF, LA) – The Greater Lafourche Port Commission is proud to announce the completion of the NE Slip C 1671 Linear Feet Bulkhead Project, which adds nearly a 1/3-mile of additional waterfront property for prospective tenants to operate from. The cost of the bulkhead project was more than $11 million, with better than $9.2 […]

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Bicyclist Makes Point to Visit Port Fourchon on Journey Across America

(CUT OFF, LA) – Adam Iscoe seems like your normal, everyday guy, except he’s not. The 23-year-old Texas native is currently bicycling across America after being awarded the Judith Lee Stronach Baccalaureate Prize by UC Berkeley in California. Ever since finding out he received the prize, he’s been traveling the countryside with a specific interest […]

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GLPC Board Elects Officers

(CUT OFF, LA) – At the February 13, 2019 board meeting, the Greater Lafourche Port Commission (GLPC) board elected its officers. The board elected Harris “Chuckie” Cheramie, Jr. as President, Rodney Gisclair as Vice President, Perry Gisclair as Secretary, and John Melancon, Jr. as Treasurer. New Port Commission President Harris “Chuckie” Cheramie said, “I appreciate […]

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GLPC Board Begins New Term as Calendar Turns to 2019

(CUT OFF, LA) – At this morning’s Greater Lafourche Port Commission (GLPC) board meeting, the newly elected and incumbent members were sworn in for the 2019-2024 term by Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry. The nine-member board, which serves the 10th Ward of Lafourche Parish, includes Harris “Chuckie” Cheramie Jr., Seat A; Perry Gisclair, Seat B; […]

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Port Leases Property for Next Generation of Port Facilities, Advances Toward Approval of Deeper Channel

PORT FOURCHON, LA – The Greater Lafourche Port Commission (GLPC) took a major step forward in its plans to develop the next generation of Deepwater port facilities at Port Fourchon, thanks to an agreement signed recently by the Edward Wisner Donation Trust granting GLPC a lease of over 900 acres of property immediately south of […]

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Adams Appointed to Port Commission Seat I

(CUT OFF, LA) – At a formal ceremony during the July 11 board meeting, Randy Adams was sworn into office as an interim port commissioner for the Greater Lafourche Port Commission. Adams takes his place at Seat I, which was left vacant by the passing of his father-in-law, port pioneer and musical legend Ervin “Vin” […]

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GLPC and Corps Sign Assumption of Maintenance Agreement

New Orleans, LA – On Wednesday, April 4, 2018, the Greater Lafourche Port Commission (GLPC) formally entered in to an Assumption of Maintenance Agreement with the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) to extend the reach of the federally-maintained channel in Bayou Lafourche at a signing ceremony at USACE District Headquarters. “This agreement is the […]

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Curtis Pierce Sworn In As Seat E Commissioner

Newly elected Port Commissioner Curtis Pierce was sworn into office at a formal ceremony on November 8, 2017, officially taking his place at Seat E during the Greater Lafourche Port Commission’s monthly board meeting. Voters in the 10th Ward of Lafourche Parish elected Mr. Pierce at a special election on October 14, 2017, to fill GLPC’s open board seat. The nine-member GLPC board has jurisdiction over Port Fourchon and the South Lafourche Airport and is the only elected port commission in the state of Louisiana.

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Fourchon LNG, LLC Formally Kicks Off Federal Regulatory Process for $888 Million LNG Facility in Port Fourchon

CUT OFF, LA – The Greater Lafourche Port Commission (GLPC) and tenant Energy World USA (EWUSA) announce that wholly owned Fourchon LNG LLC has filed its formal letter to request initiation of the pre-filing review process with the US Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). Upon completion of the pre-filing process, Fourchon LNG LLC intends to […]

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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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