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Ports

Acadiana is home to five ports providing access to navigable waterways, including the Gulf of Mexico: Port of Iberia, Port of Krotz Springs, Port of Vermilion, Twin Parish Port, and Mermentau River Harbor and Terminal District.

Port of Iberia

  • Over 100 industries present and operating
  • Over 2,000 acres of land under development
  • Over 4,000 acres of undeveloped land available at the port and adjacent property
  • Over 5,000 employees working at the port
  • Channel depth is 13 ft., bottom width is 125 ft., and surface width is 200 ft.
  • 100,000 linear feet of developed water frontage
  • Over 10 miles of roadways access the port
  • Total rail frontage is 13,000 linear feet
  • 25,000 linear feet of bulkheads
  • Activities generate $1.4 billion in economic impact
  • Located in New Iberia (Iberia Parish)
  • Port of Iberia website: www.portofiberia.com 

Port of Krotz Springs

  • On the Atchafalaya River at mile 47.5 below the juncture of the Atchafalaya River with the Mississippi River
  • 134 acres of riverfront property
  • Channel depth is 12 ft., width is 1,000 ft.
  • Rail service is within 1/2 mile and interstate within 17 miles
  • Located in Krotz Springs (St. Landry Parish)
  • Port of Krotz Springs website: http://portsoflouisiana.org/documents/port_profiles/GreaterKrotzSprings.pdf

Port of Vermilion

8 miles south of Abbeville on the west bank of the Vermillion River

8 miles north of the U.S. Gulf Intracoastal Waterway and Freshwater Bayou (FWB).

Access is via FWB and GIWW with a controlling depth of 12 feet. 

Port of Vermillion website http://portsoflouisiana.org/documents/port_profiles/Abbeville.pdf

Twin Parish Port (Port of Delcambre)

Shallow draft port 25 miles south of the heart of Acadiana in Delcambre (Iberia Parish)

Port of Iberia website : http://www.portofdelcambre.com/

Mermentau River Harbor and Terminal District

Shallow draft port 40 miles west of the heart of Acadiana in Mermentau (Acadia Parish)

One mile north of U.S. Hwy 90 and one mile east of the Village of Mermentau on the Mermentau River

Port of Mermentau website : http://portsoflouisiana.org/documents/port_profiles/Mermentau.pdf