Expansive Port Facilities Focused on Efficiency
ECO's expansive port facilities provide superior vessel support and unmatched efficiency. In an industry where the bottom line is controlled by efficiency in cargo movement, expediting vessel turnaround is a key factor in determining profit or loss. Chouest's port services are second to none, reinforcing ECO's role as the preeminent offshore supply source in the Gulf of Mexico and Brazil.
The Model for Material Movement and Vessel Service
In 1996, ECO had a vision to create a truly workable solution to minimizing port turnaround time. The result is C-Port, a revolutionary multi-service terminal concept located at Port Fourchon. Today, C-Port serves as the focal point of Chouest port operations, incorporating 18 specialized slips and 37 overhead cranes working around the clock to transfer cargo and provide support to deepwater offshore vessels. Read more.
State-of-the-Art Port Facility in Brazil
Operations have begun at B-Port, a massive logistics support base and naval repair shipyard at the Port of Açu, located in São João da Barra in northern Rio de Janeiro-RJ, Brazil. Upon final completion, B-Port will feature nine 25.2-meter wide slips. Located near the growing Campos Basin, the facility comprises 574,200 square meters of total area, including 567 linear meters of straight docks and a 13,700 MT floating drydock. Inside and out, B-Port can fully support 15 vessels simultaneously.
Maximizing Efficiency in Cargo Movement
Combining proprietary software and cutting-edge information technology, C-Logistics expedites and tracks cargo movement throughout the Chouest fleet day and night, providing clients with reliable schedules, less downtime and predictable transportation costs. A unique supply management plan is created for each customer utilizing a fully integrated logistics formula designed to maximize efficiency and accelerate lines of supply. Read more.
Traditional Services, Uncompromising Service
While C-Port caters to the deepwater exploration industry, Martin Terminal assists in serving the supply and material needs of ECO's more traditional shelf drilling and production customers. Comprising over 75 acres, Martin Terminal offers extensive staging, storage, dispatching and lubricant services. Martin's north yard offers over 1,200 linear feet of dockside loading area.
An Innovative Solution for Loading and Storage
C-Terminal represents another important multi-purpose Chouest property at Port Fourchon. This innovative terminal facility features 1,400 feet of waterfront bulkhead property, over 226,000 square feet of outside storage area, and 24,000 square feet of warehouse storage space. The facility houses a bulk/cement/barite plant and provides customers with fuel, water, MI mud and drilling fluids for purchase on site. Additional features include 23,000 square feet of office space, three fixed-position cranes and 600 feet of adjacent bulkhead available for future development. Contact Sammy Rebstock at (985) 664-4792.
Meeting the Demands of the Future, Today
The northern development of Port Fourchon has enabled ECO to continue the expansion of port operations to meet future demands. ECO recently opened a towering fifteen-story covered drydock to perform preservation, repair and inspection projects on the largest of vessels. Construction is underway on additional facilities for loading, staging and storage.
Fourchon Heavy Lift
Equipped for Heavy Lifting
Fourchon Heavy Lift is the premier heavy-lift dock service provider for the deepwater oil and gas industry in the Gulf. Situated on 35 acres at Port Fourchon, Fourchon Heavy Lift offers 1,500 feet of steel bulkhead frontage and 24-hour operations providing a variety of specialized services supporting both topside and subsea development projects. The facility is anchored by a 500-ton derrick crane and hoist, complemented by several high-capacity crawler cranes, rough-terrain cranes and high-capacity forklifts.
Setting a Clean Standard for the Industry
Clean Tank, LLC was established in 1998 to provide tank cleaning and fluid recovery services to oil and gas companies operating out of Port Fourchon. Clean Tank has since evolved into one of the largest tank cleaning companies serving the U.S. Gulf Coast. Services include cleaning of liquid mud, dry bulk, fuel, methanol and chemical tanks; fuel and chemical recovery and filtering; and cleaning of bilges, frac tanks, MPTs, cutting boxes, valves, baskets and other miscellaneous oil and gas containment devices and equipment.