The Port of Iberia has long been an important part of the south Louisiana economy and industrial landscape. But with work underway to deepen its access channel to the Gulf of Mexico, the port is poised to be an even stronger force in the area.
Millions of dollars have been secured to dredge the Acadiana Gulf of Mexico Access Channel, or AGMAC, and the first phase of work is happening now. “That is going to take the Port of Iberia to another level,” says Craig Romero, executive director of the port. “The water depth will allow for the larger vessels that are needed to service operations in the Gulf. It will allow us to handle shipments going and coming from offshore.” Read more.