Port Fourchon is a multi-use coastal port that functions primarily as a land base for multiple offshore oil & gas support service companies.
A port unlike any other, Port Fourchon is filled not with traditional cargo but with a multitude of individually leased and independently run specialized docks and service facilities.
In addition, it is a commercial and recreational fishing mecca, an intermodal transportation hub, a unique area for recreation and ecotourism, a hot spot for research on coastal restoration and marsh creation methods, and a shining example of how industry and environment can coexist successfully.
Port Fourchon sits at the mouth of Bayou Lafourche, where it empties into the Gulf of Mexico and is easily accessible from any area in the Gulf and Caribbean. Located at the end of Highway 1 in Louisiana, Port Fourchon is in the center of one of the richest and most progressive industrial areas in the Gulf region. Port Fourchon is constantly expanding to meet the needs of business and industry.
Under the direction of the Greater Lafourche Port Commission, the port is fortunate to have knowledgeable leadership, available land, and irrefutable logistical advantage that enable it to be the nation’s premier port for the continued support of oil and gas activities in the Gulf. With its wide range of services and extensive private and public investment, Port Fourchon can boast of its ability to offer functional and practical options to companies seeking new opportunities in everything from oil & gas services to commercial fishing, seafood, shipping, tourism, or recreation.