Port of Iberia receives largest contract in its history

Craig Romero, executive director, Port of Iberia

The Port of Iberia was recently awarded $21.4 million to finalize the deepening of the navigational channel from Intracoastal City to Freshwater Bayou, reports KLFY News.

It represents the largest awarded contract in the port’s 85-year history. Port Director Craig Romero says the funds will help finish the final phase of the dredging of the navigational channel to the Gulf of Mexico. Phase one began last year and consisted of the Corp of Engineers dredging from the freshwater locks to the Gulf of Mexico.

The final phase will finish up the dredging project begun around five years ago. With the funding, the entire channel will be able to reach a consistent 16 feet deep, allowing larger shipments to come further inland. Read more.