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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 Receives $800,000 Grant for Airport Improvements

(GALLIANO, LA, JUNE 7, 2006) – On June 6, 2006, the Port Commission received an $800,000 grant from US Department of Commerce Economic Development Administration (EDA) to be used for infrastructure improvements to the South Lafourche Leonard Miller, Jr. Airport. The project consists of constructing 8,400 linear feet of asphalt roadways and placing 7,000 linear […]

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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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Executive Director Informs Board of Upcoming Retirement

(GALLIANO, LA., MARCH 7, 2006) At today’s Greater Lafourche Port Commission’s Board Meeting, Executive Director, Ted Falgout informed the Commissioners of his retirement plans for the end of 2006. “I have served as Executive Director of this Commission for over 27 years, during which time we have seen tremendous progress. Over this period I have […]

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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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Saturday’s Open House at Port Commission seeks ideas for a new Louisiana

(GALLIANO, LA., JANUARY 17, 2006) – The Louisiana Recovery Authority announced locations for open house events Saturday, January 21, 2006 for Louisiana Recovery Planning Day. In South Lafourche an open house will be hosted from 10am-4pm at the Greater Lafourche Port Commission’s Administration Building in Galliano. There are now 30 open house meetings scheduled January […]

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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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Port Commission Assists Terrebonne Parish Repair Levees

(GALLIANO, LA, OCTOBER 3, 2005) The Greater Lafourche Port Commission has put port projects on hold to assist Terrebonne Parish Levee District by allowing them to use our excavator for emergency repairs to levees in Terrebonne Parish. “I am extremely grateful to the Port Commission for allowing us to use their equipment to fix the […]

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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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