Business Growth at the Port of Iberia

The Port of Iberia is off to a great start of 2019 according to Port of Iberia Executive Director, Craig Romero. “Quite a number of port businesses have new contracts and projects,” stated Romero. “The Bayou Companies are busy with 1.8 million feet of pipe coating for a major pipeline project. The pipe was previously […]

Read More

Port Welcomes New Board Member Shane M. Walet

Shane Walet was recently appointed to the Port of Iberia Board of Commissioners by the Village of Loreauville. He is replacing resigning Board Member Gene Jefferies. Walet brings nearly 25 years of oil and gas experience to the Port. He is presently a Quality Technical Services Specialist for National Oilwell Varco-Tuboscope. “I’m honored to be […]

Read More

E.R. “Smitty” Smith, III Selected Board President

E.R. “Smitty” Smith, III was recently selected as 2019 President of the Port of Iberia Board of Commissioners.  He replaces outgoing President Roy A. Pontiff.  Smith was appointed to the Board by the City of New Iberia in 2014.  He is owner of Instrument Electrical Solutions, Inc.  “The Port of Iberia has been and will […]

Read More

Port of Iberia Expansion

The Port of Iberia is in the final stages of acquiring approximately 146 acres for expansion. According to Port’s Executive Director, Craig Romero, they are purchasing 106 acres of property for $5.5 million. This property was previously appraised ranging from $8 to $16 million. “We getting a great deal,” stated Romero. The other 40 acre […]

Read More

Port of Iberia Growth in 2018

RedGuard, a Kansas-based company, is fully operational on 9 leased acres at the Port of Iberia. RedGuard is an expert in the design and build of blast-resistant buildings for base camps, field offices, sleeping units, restrooms, medical units, sensitive equipment and more. They can accommodate most customer requirements and create customer-specific modifications. RedGuard continues to […]

Read More

Dynamic Industries Ships Modules for Shell

After two years of fabrication, Dynamic Industries recently shipped off modules for Shell Oil’s Appomatox project. The modules are going to Ingleside, Texas where they will be attached to larger hulls being built in South Korea. Within a year they will end up at the production facility in the Gulf of Mexico. Port of Iberia […]

Read More

Business Progress

New Port tenant, Logan Industries is already outgrowing their 30,000 square foot facility. Logan Industries provide a wide range of products and services to the oil and gas construction, drilling, production and support/diving industries worldwide. The Port of Iberia facility stores large components of offshore rigs. Executive Director Craig Romero is negotiating possible expansion of […]

Read More

Pontiff Selected Board President

Roy A. Pontiff was recently selected as 2018 President of the Port of Iberia Board of Commissioners. He replaces outgoing president Gene L. Jefferies. Pontiff was appointed to the Board by the Iberia Parish Council in 2014. He previously served as the Port’s Executive Director for 17 years. “I’m honored to be able to continue […]

Read More

AGMAC Update

Executive Director Craig Romero recently made a presentation to the Mississippi River Commission at a meeting in Houma, LA. during their annual low-water inspection trip. The Mississippi River Commission develops plans to improve the consideration of the Mississippi River, foster navigation, promote commerce, and prevent destructive floods.  They provide water resources engineering direction and policy advice […]

Read More

Continued Growth

New companies… new jobs… and new infrastructure investment mean continued growth for the Port of Iberia. Executive Director Craig Romero is in the final stages of negotiating leases with three new companies to locate at the Port of Iberia. Caliche New Iberia, LLC, a Houston based company is in the process of signing a “Right […]

Read More