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Welcome to the Port of Lake Charles News Hub, where we bring you the latest updates and insights on maritime activities, industry trends, and regional developments. Stay informed about our port’s dynamic ecosystem, featuring articles on cargo handling, infrastructure enhancements, and collaborative efforts driving economic growth. Your gateway to maritime excellence starts here.

Breakbulk cargo being unloaded at the Port of Lake Charles
2021 Breakbulk Americas
The Port of Lake Charles offers world-class facilities and capacity to efficiently handle breakbulk cargoes of all ranges. Dependable deepwater access, shore power, on-site rail service and multi-lane access to nearby interstate highways all make the Port of Lake Charles a destination of choice on the U.S. Gulf Coast. That’s[…]
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Calcasieu Ship Channel Funding Management Board Meeting 3/18/2021
Public Notice Public Notice is hereby given that the Calcasieu Ship Channel Funding Management Board will hold a public meeting on Thursday, March 18, 2021 at 11:30 a.m. in the Board Room of the Lake Charles Harbor and Terminal District (Port of Lake Charles), 1611 W. Sallier St., Lake Charles,[…]
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Public Notice is hereby given that the Calcasieu Ship Channel Advisory Committee will hold a public meeting on: Wednesday, March 17, 2021, at 10:00 AM Port of Lake Charles Board Room 1611 West Sallier Street, Lake Charles, LA 70601 Live streaming on the Port’s YouTube and Facebook page will also[…]
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Declaration of Extreme Emergency
The Port of Lake Charles has declared an Extreme Emergency due to Hurricane Laura. View the Declaration: Declaration-of-Extreme-Emergency
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Therrance Chretien to lead cargo, trade development
Therrance Chretien has been named director of cargo and trade development at the Port of Lake Charles. The appointment was announced by Richert Self, port director, at this week’s meeting of the Lake Charles Harbor and Terminal District’s board of commissioners. Chretien previously served as deputy director of operations. He began[…]
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Get a plan before a hurricane threatens
PREPARE EARLY: The Port regularly sees plenty of big things coming in from the Gulf of Mexico. From time to time, however, they’re not impressive cargo ships — they’re dangerous, destructive storms. Hurricane season is under way. The Port offers tips from FEMA on how households can prepare now for[…]
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Richert Self now in place as Port’s executive director
Richert L. “Ricky” Self has formally taken command as executive director of the Port of Lake Charles. He has been with the Port since 2003, serving most recently as deputy executive director. Self’s longtime oversight of finances during his tenure at the Port has led to multiple national commendations for[…]
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Special Board Meeting Replaces Regular Meeting
There is no regular meeting this month of the Board of Commissioners of the Lake Charles Harbor and Terminal District. A regular meeting had been scheduled for May 26. Instead, board business was conducted during the special meeting that took place May 18.
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Guidelines for Port Employees Set
MEMORANDUM TO:                         All Employees FROM:                  Bill Rase, Executive Director DATE:                    May 11, 2020 SUBJECT:             Guidelines for Port[…]
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