Between Morgan City and Berwick of St. Mary Parish lies the Port of Morgan City. The port was created in 1957 and is a very active in both domestic and international trade. It is located near the east bank of the Atchafalaya River in what is called Berwick Bay. This bay has a bridge that connects Berwick to Morgan City.
Many offshore workers pass through here on a regular basis, and Arnold & Itkin understands the many potential hazards that these workers face on a daily basis. Our firm is passionate about serving clients who were injured in the Port of Morgan City, and we can help you if you were injured as well. Whatever the circumstances of your accident, we would like to help you determine your options.
This port has direct access to major U.S. and Louisiana State highways, which is why it is so essential to the economy and industry in the region. The location is just one hour away from major cities like New Orleans, Lafayette, and Baton Rouge. This port, while not directly on it, lies close to the Gulf of Mexico, which is a huge producer of U.S. oil and gas. By using the Atchafalaya River, it saves transporters 342 miles round trip. This is a cost-saving alternative to the U.S. Gulf Intracoastal Waterway by way of Harvey Locks. There are multiple types of cargo that come through this port such as containers, bulk, and project cargoes. The combined tonnage of all the cargo that passes through this port on a yearly basis is 2.1 million.
The channel at its most shallow depth is 20 feet deep, with 400 feet of width. Like most ports, the Port of Morgan City is home to various cargo terminals and facilities that utilize the port services. An important feature of these facilities is the docking. The Port of Morgan City has an 800-foot long dock on the Bayou Boeuf. This is very helpful to those who have container and bulk cargo vessels. The port facility also includes a large warehouse storage unit as well as plenty of yard storage, totaling about 19 acres. Both the railroad and Highway 90 are nearby, which makes the location ideal for the transportation of goods.
If you were injured while working at the Port of Morgan City, we are compelled to uphold and protect your right to recovery. The offshore injury attorneys at our firm want to see if you may be entitled to compensation by way of a claim under the Jones Act or some other type of maritime law. There are many different types of maritime occupations that Louisiana maritime workers can be involved in. Whatever it may be, if you were injured while performing your duties, you can get help from an attorney who cares about you and your long-term recovery.
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