Since its dedication in 1978, the Port of West St. Mary has successfully positioned itself as a Louisiana Coastal Port located on the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway. Growing from the initial 50 acres in 1974 to the current 1050 acres including an industrial business park property located in Baldwin, Louisiana, the Port of West St. Mary consists of an entrance canal and one east/west slip that is approximately 1.26 miles in length. Services provided by the Port of West St. Mary consist of developable property sites that can be built to suit tenants’ needs; a bulkhead area for loading and off loading equipment, supplies, and cargo; a port-owned and operated water distribution system; rail spur access, roads, and warehousing

The Port of West St. Mary’s mission is to encourage and promote local and regional economic development, both Port and Non-Port related, by providing owners property and quality facilities that lead to the improvement in quality of life for the residents of St. Mary Parish and in neighboring areas. .