Good News for Port of Iberia

Craig Romero discusses project with Redguard

Craig Romero discusses project with Redguard

RedGuard, an expert in design and building of blast-resistant buildings, has recently purchased the former Geo Marine property at the Port of Iberia. This manufacturing facility is in addition to their Curtis Lane location.

CSC Sugar, LLC, a leader and innovator in sugar trading, distribution and refining, has recently purchased surplus sugar from area sugar mills Patriot Construction, formerly LeBlanc Marine, is providing material handling and loading the sugar to barge at their Port of Iberia facility. CSC Sugar operates dry transfer and liquid sugar plants in El Paso and Fort Worth, TX, Covington, TN, Chicago, IL and Fairless Hills, PA.

Dynamic Industries, Inc. has completed delivery of 92 pre-assembly modules for one of the world’s largest energy companies. Continue reading

AGMAC Fall 2019 Update

The Port of Iberia is another step further in dredging the Acadiana Gulf of Mexico Access Channel (AGMAC). The AGMAC would allow dredging of a 16-foot deep channel from the Port of Iberia to the Gulf of Mexico via the Intracoastal Canal. Craig Romero, Port Executive Director, stated that $13.5 million has been received from the state to begin Phase I. The first step to prepare for the dredging is to lower five pipelines to required depth at the Commercial Canal between the port and the Intracoastal Waterway. This work is slated to begin in July 2020. Improved bulkheads to 20 feet inside the port have already been completed at a cost of $29 Million dollars over the past 5 years. Romero emphasized the importance of the channel to Port businesses to remain competitive. “Dynamic, Omega, Frank’s…they are all being denied the ability to bid on projects because of navigation charts showing a low depth at the Port of Iberia,” Romero said.