The Port of Lake Charles is served by two major railroads, Union Pacific Railroad (UP) and Kansas City Southern Railway (KCS), both of which have tracks near the port. These railroads provide crucial connectivity for the transportation of goods to and from the port.
Union Pacific Railroad (UP)
The Union Pacific Railroad operates a mainline that runs near the Port of Lake Charles. UP connects the port to a vast network of rail routes extending across the United States and reaching major industrial centers, distribution hubs and intermodal facilities. Union Pacific offers reliable and efficient rail services for various types of cargo, including containerized goods, bulk commodities and hazardous materials.
Kansas City Southern Railway (KCS)
The Kansas City Southern Railway also serves the Port of Lake Charles providing an additional rail connection for businesses in the region. KCS operates a north-south rail corridor linking the port to major cities in the Midwest, including Kansas City, St. Louis and Chicago. Kansas City Southern’s rail services support the transportation of various commodities, such as chemicals, petroleum, agricultural products and automotive goods