PAL Membership

Corporate Membership, Associate Membership, Honorary Membership

Port Locations

The ports can be categorized into four broad categories: deep draft, inland, coastal, and developing. The majority of the Louisiana ports are considered shallow-draft inland or shallow-draft coastal ports.



  • To develop and foster good relations among all ports in the State of Louisiana 


  • To promote the exchange of information between ports relative to new techniques or technologies on development, organization, administration, and management 


  • To facilitate the formulation of common positions, policies or plans on questions of common interest and to present such positions at regional, state, national and international discussions 


  • To initiate measures which represent the interests of Association members within intergovernmental and other organizations in order to improve conditions and efficiency of the state’s ports 


  • To promote favorable publicity by publication through newsletters, journals, magazines or other media of all port affairs 


  • To promote academic research and educational interest in the ports and marine sectors 


  • To foster and encourage economic development within the State of Louisiana



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Mailing address:

P.O. Box 82880

Baton Rouge, LA 70884


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