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.
Air Products • Acadian Hardwoods & Cypress • Associated Terminals • Balchem • Bayou Signs • Cornerstone Chemical • Crown Castle • Griffin Industries • Purus Industries / Premier Chemicals • Restore The Earth
Canadian National Railroad (CN) • Gulf Ports Association of America (GPAA) • Hammond Airport • Ports Association of LA (PAL) • Tangipahoa Economic Development Foundation (TEDF) • Louisiana Department of Economic Development (LED) • Louisiana Department of Wildlife & Fisheries • U.S. Coast Guard • NOAA • Southeast Louisiana Business Center
Emergency Responders: LA State Police • Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Department • Ponchatoula Police Department • Ponchatoula Fire Department • Manchac Fire Department
Patrick J. Dufresne, Executive Director/CEO
Robyn Pusey, Administrative Assistant
South Tangipahoa Parish Port Commission positions for 2023
Daryl Ferrara – President 2023
William Joubert – Vice-President
Tina Roper – Secretary
Jimmy Schliegelmeyer, Jr. -Treasurer
Timothy DePaula – Member
William Sims – 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.
STPPC official meetings are regularly scheduled for the 2nd Tuesday of each month @ 12 noon, unless otherwise noted.