Road & Interstate Access

The Port of Lake Charles, situated along the Calcasieu Ship Channel in Louisiana, serves as a bustling gateway for trade and commerce. Beyond its maritime infrastructure, the port benefits from its strategic integration with a robust interstate highway system. The presence of interstates near the Port of Lake Charles enhances connectivity, fosters efficient transportation of goods and fuels regional economic growth.


The interstates surrounding the Port of Lake Charles form a crucial transportation network that enables the swift movement of goods. These interstates facilitate seamless and efficient transportation allowing businesses to transport cargo quickly and cost-effectively. Interstate 10 (I-10) and Interstate 210 (I-210) are two major highways that serve as key arteries connecting the port with major markets across the United States.

Interstate 10 (I-10)

I-10, running east-west, connects the port to Houston, Texas, to the west, and Baton Rouge and New Orleans, Louisiana, to the east. This connectivity enables easy access to major metropolitan areas, supporting regional trade and fostering economic development.

Interstate 210 (I-210)

I-210, a beltway around Lake Charles, enhances local connectivity, connecting the port to various industrial and commercial areas within the city and its surroundings.

Cargo ship on Calcasieu Ship Channel in Louisiana

Future Investment

Recognizing the importance of efficient transportation, authorities continue to invest in the development and improvement of the interstate infrastructure around the Port of Lake Charles. These investments focus on expanding capacity, enhancing safety features and improving connectivity with other major transportation corridors. Such infrastructure upgrades further solidify the port’s position as a critical logistical hub ensuring seamless connectivity and fostering long-term economic prosperity.

Lumber arrives at City Docks in Lake Charles, Louisiana