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Cargo Statistics & Financial Reports

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The Port of Lake Charles is nationally recognized for its Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR), which is presented by the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) of the United States and Canada. It honors government units and public employee retirement systems whose comprehensive annual financial reports achieve “the highest standards in government accounting and financial reporting.”

This prestigious award requires that organizations supplement their financial reports with data and research to provide a wider scope of information than what is contained in an annual financial report.


Port of Lake Charles cracks nation’s top 10 for cargo

Major gains in cargo have made the Port of Lake Charles one of the top 10 busiest ports in the nation. The new ranking is by U.S. Army Corps of Engineers waterborne commerce statistics for 2022. Here is the latest top-10 list: 1.     Houston 2.     South [...]

6 Facts That Make the Port a Global Leader

The Port of Lake Charles, nestled in the heart of Louisiana, stands as a vital economic engine for the region. As one of the busiest ports on the United States Gulf Coast, it plays a crucial role in facilitating trade, supporting industries, and driving [...]

Passage to the Sea: The Port’s Rich History

The Port’s Rich History - Louisiana's Port of Lake CharlesIt was the late 19th century in Lake Charles, Louisiana — a prosperous waterside oasis amid what was once a no-man’s land. The lumber business was booming. Agriculture was thriving. Commerce was moving on the waterways.

The fledgling city’s business and community leaders petitioned the U.S. War Department for a deeper channel to better move traffic on the Calcasieu River.

The pleas went unheeded, but others were already taking notice


The Port of Lake Charles is pleased to accept invitations whenever possible to address groups and gatherings about its role as a longtime anchor of the Southwest Louisiana economy. If you’re interested in scheduling a speaker, please call Bernadette Courville of the port director’s office at (337) 493-3567.

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