Town of Krotz Springs > Port of Krotz Springs

Port of Krotz Springs

LOCATION-The Port of Krotz Springs is located on the Atchafalaya River at mile 47.5 below the juncture of the Atchafalaya River with the Mississippi River near Simmesport and 76 miles above the intersection of the Atchafalaya River with the U.S. Gulf Intracoastal Waterway at Morgan City.

The Atchafalaya River is maintained at a depth of 12 feet by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. At the port, the channel is approximately 1,000 feet wide, providing ample clearances for anchorage and fleeting.

The Port is located adjacent to State Hwy. 105  and one mile south of U.S. Hwy 190. The nearest rail service is 2 miles away and is provided by Union Pacific Railroad. The nearest interstate Highway is U.S. I-49 located 17 miles west of the Port. U.S. I-10 can be accessed off of U.S. I-49 or can be reached by traveling 40 miles east to Baton Rouge.

The Port is located on 134 acres of riverfront property, half of which is occupied. Electricity, water and gas are available on site. An additional 200 acres of riverfront property has recently been purchased.

ORGANIZATION-The Greater Krotz Springs Port Commission was created by Act No. 228 of the 1956 regular session of the Louisiana Legislature to regulate commerce and industry along the Atchafalaya River and to construct and operate port facilities. It is governed by a board of commissioners consisting of 11 members who are appointed for varying terms by various appointing authorities within St. Landry Parish, including the City of Opelousas (2), the City of Eunice (2), the Town of Krotz Springs (2), the St. Landry Parish Municipal Association (2) and the St. Landry Parish Government (3).

PORT COMMISSIONERS-Senic Batiste, Monita Reed, Bill Thompson, Cheryl Carter, Vernon Hayes, Tommy McMillan, James Soileau, Michael Thibodeaux, Clovis Cornelius, Paul Dicapo, Kenneth Vidrine

PORT DIRECTOR-  E. Lynn Lejeune, Executive Director

Phone: 337/566-8867

Fax:      337/566-8889

E-mail: lynnlejeune1@hotmail.com

PRIMARY CARGOES

Inbound:         Crude Oil

Outbound:       Refined petroleum products and aggregate

OVERALL ANNUAL TONNAGE

3.1 Million

TOTAL GROSS REVENUES              $350,000

TOTAL EMPLOYEES-2

Lynn Lejeune, Executive Director

Cindy Stelly, Secretary

MAIN CHANNEL DEPTH-The Atchafalaya River is maintained at a depth of 12 feet by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. At the port, the channel is approximately 1,000 feet wide, providing ample clearances for anchorage and fleeting. Adjacent to the port area the depth of the river is 100 feet.

CARGO TERMINALS & FACILTIES

Businesses presently operating at the port include ALON USA, Hazelwood Energy, Cabot Corporation, and Acadian Shell & Limestone. There are 300 employees working at the port complex.

Six docks are being operated at the port. Products handled are oil and aggregate. Current tonnage figures show 3.1 million tons of cargo handled at the port.

A new general cargo dock has been constructed. It is a T-dock 145 feet wide that extends 220 feet into the Atchafalaya River with a 25 foot wide roadway.

OTHER PORT AREA SERVICES-20 acres of property available for industrial tenants, plus an additional 200 acres nearby. General Cargo Dock and laydown area.

OTHER PORT-OWNED BUSINESSES, SERVICES AND FACILITIES-Barge mooring and fleeting. Warehousing and laydown area.

 

GREATER KROTZ SPRINGS PORT COMMISSION (PORT OF KROTZ SPRINGS)

P.O. BOX 155

KROTZ SPRINGS, LA 70750

PHONE: 337-566-8867

FAX: 337-566-8889