As the future of oil and gas exploration in the U.S. shifts to the deep waters of the Gulf of Mexico, the Port of Iberia and its vast skilled labor workforce is poised to expand its role as a national leader in top-side fabrication.
And with work already beginning on the 53-mile Acadiana Gulf of Mexico Access Channel the Port of Iberia will be well-positioned geographically and strategically to cater to the 10 to 12,000 ton market that will dominate exploration past 500 meters.
With lease rates at the port’s publicly owned property well below market value and large sites of land available, the port is ready and willing to welcome new tenants.
More than 100 companies currently call the Port of Iberia home, with some 5,000 employees and an annual payroll in excess of $166 million dollars, which generates 1.4 billion dollars in economic impact for Iberia Parish.
The port also features true intermodal transportation: the future corridor of Interstate 49 is less than one mile away, the L&D railroad is on-site, the AGMAC channel will provide direct unimpeded access to the Gulf and the Acadiana Regional Airport’s 8,000 foot fully-instrumented concrete runway is within three miles. So locate or expand your business where business is being done – the Port of Iberia in Iberia Parish. To visit the Port’s website, click here.