The port authority for the Port of Gretna is the Board of Commissioners of the Port of New Orleans. The Board of Commissioners regulates traffic and sets policy for the Port of New Orleans, including the Port of Gretna. Including seven unsalaried commissioners, the board members are appointed by the Governor of Louisiana from a list provided by local leaders and maritime groups. Two commissioners represent Jefferson Parish.
The Crescent City Connection Division (CCCD), a part of the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development, is charged with planning, building, maintaining, and policing the river crossings across the Mississippi in Jefferson, St. Bernard, and Orleans Parishes. The CCCD owns and operates bridges and ferries from three points, including the Port of Gretna. The ferries are an important part of New Orleans' mass transit system.
The CCCD's Jackson Avenue Ferry Gretna Landing is used for landing passengers and vehicles that use Jackson Avenue in the Port of Gretna. A walkway approach connects to three steel breasting dolphins about 76.2 meters (250 feet) upstream. Idle ferries are moored at the dolphins. The Port of Gretna's Jackson Avenue Ferry Landing has berthing space of 53.3 meters (175 feet) with alongside depth of 7.6 meters (25 feet) MLG.
John W. Stone Oil Distributor LLC owns and operates the remaining facilities in the Port of Gretna. Port of Gretna Fuel Docks No. 1 and 2 are used to receive petroleum products, to supply packaged and bulk-lubricating oil, and to load bunkering barges. Two petroleum pipelines connect the wharf to storage tanks located at the rear of Dock No. 5. Port of Gretna Docks No. 1 and 2 have berthing space of 73.2 meters (240 feet) with alongside depth of 3 meters (10 feet) MLG.
The Stone company's Port of Gretna Dock No. 3 to receive petroleum products, supply lubricating oil, load barges, and moor company-owned gloating equipment. The Stone company's Port of Gretna Dock No. 3 has berthing space of 119 meters (390 feet) with alongside depth of 6.1 meters (20 feet) MLG.
Stone also owns and operates the Port of Gretna Dock No. 4 to receive petroleum products and moor company-owned floating equipment. The Port of Gretna Dock No. 4 has berthing space of 53.3 meters (175 feet) with alongside depth of 13.7 meters (45 feet) MLG.
Stone Oil Distributor owns and operates the Port of Gretna Dock No. 5 to receive molasses by self-unloading vessel and to ship molasses by barge. This Port of Gretna dock also receives petroleum products by barge and ship. Fifteen pipelines connect the dock to 33 storage tanks at the rear with capacity for 260 thousand barrels.
CHR Hansen Ingredient Technology Company also has a pipeline that connects the dock to five molasses storage tanks with total capacity for 1.6 million gallons. The Port of Gretna Dock No. 5 has berthing space of 180 meters (590 feet) with alongside depth of 8.5 meters (28 feet) MLG.
Port of Gretna Dock No. 8 Mooring is used by the Stone company to moor vessels in transit to/from their other docks nearby. Dock No. 8 at the Port of Gretna has berthing space of 55 meters (180 feet) with alongside depth of 9.1 meters (30 feet) MLG.
Stone owns and operates the Port of Gretna Docks No. 6 and 7 to moor vessels in transit to/from nearby wharves. These Port of Gretna docks have alongside depth of 9.1 meters (30 feet).