The Port is ideally located — the Canadian National (CN) Railroad's north-south main rail line runs directly adjacent to the port's property and provides regular service to the facility as needed. The terminal is also located directly adjacent to Interstate 55 with nearby direct links to I-12, I-10, and I-59, and outside of the congested Port of New Orleans and Port of Baton Rouge cargo markets. The 140-acre Port Manchac inter-modal terminal offers a prime inland location to store and trans-load bulk, break-bulk, neo-bulk, and containerized shipments by barge, rail, and truck. Barge service to the Port of New Orleans/Mississippi River is accessed through Lake Pontchartrain/North Pass.
Canadian National Railroad (CN) • Gulf Ports Association of America (GPAA) • Ports Association of LA (PAL) • Tangipahoa Economic Development Foundation (TEDF) • Ponchatoula Chamber of Commerce • Louisiana Department of Economic Development (LED) • Louisiana Department of Wildlife & Fisheries • U.S. Coast Guard • NOAA • Southeast Louisiana Business Center
Patrick J. Dufresne, Executive Director/CEO
Helen Muller, Administrative
Donald Boihem, President • Daryl Ferrara, Secretary • Lucas Watkins, Treasurer
Ernest Drake III, Member • William Joubert, Member • Cheryl Brumfield, Member • James Daniels II, Member
The South Tangipahoa Parish Port Commission serves as the official governing authority for Port Manchac. The seven (7) commission members are appointed by the governor of LA to six (6) year terms and receive no compensation for their community service to the organization. The commission was originally created by Act #299 of the Louisiana Legislature in 1962.