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May 2020

Guidelines for Port Employees Set

By |2020-05-15T14:35:46-05:00May 15th, 2020|2020|

MEMORANDUM TO:                         All Employees FROM:                  Bill Rase, Executive Director DATE:                    May 11, 2020 SUBJECT:             Guidelines for Port [...]

April 2020

4/7/2020 – Status of Port Operations

By |2020-04-07T14:42:59-05:00April 7th, 2020|2020|

Here is the latest information on Lake Charles Harbor and Terminal District operations: CITY DOCKS, BULK TERMINAL 1, ALL MAINTENANCE DEPARTMENTS: All are operating to provide normal services for all tenants. Rotating work schedule is in effect. ADMINISTRATION: The Port's administration building remains closed to help prevent contact and exposure [...]

March 2020

03/27/2020 – Status of Port Operations

By |2020-03-27T14:10:20-05:00March 27th, 2020|2020|

Here is the current information on Lake Charles Harbor and Terminal District operations: CITY DOCKS, BULK TERMINAL 1, ALL MAINTENANCE DEPARTMENTS: All continue to operate to provide normal services for all tenants with the implementation of a rotating work schedule. ADMINISTRATION: The Port of Lake Charles’ administration building remains closed [...]

January 2020

Jon Ringo named General Counsel, succeeding Dees

By |2020-01-17T14:32:24-06:00January 17th, 2020|2020|

Jonathan “Jon” Ringo has been named General Counsel for the Port of Lake Charles. The announcement was made by Port Executive Director William J. Rase III. Ringo succeeds Michael K. “Mike” Dees, whose service at the Port spanned four decades. Dees retired in December. Ringo has been Port’s Assistant [...]

August 2019

Port helps boost area’s latest Small Market of the Year award

By |2019-08-01T15:20:57-05:00August 1st, 2019|2019|

The Port is proud to play a major role in Lake Charles' nationally recognized economic success yet again. Gaming, LNG and commerce are among the reasons Southern Business and Development magazine has named Lake Charles a winner for the ninth consecutive year. The city's gaming resorts operate on Port property, [...]

It’s the 60th anniversary of nation’s first LNG shipment

By |2019-08-01T15:20:22-05:00August 1st, 2019|2019|

This year marks the 60th anniversary of America's first trans-Atlantic transport of liquefied natural gas — and it took place in Southwest Louisiana. The MV Methane Pioneer left Lake Charles on June 1, 1959, and arrived 15 days later at the Canvey Island Import Terminal in the United Kingdom. The [...]

April 2019

Port of Lake Charles Annual Report

By |2019-04-15T21:34:24-05:00April 15th, 2019|2019|

An Ever-Widening Role The Port of Lake Charles has anchored the Southwest Louisiana economy for nearly a century. That mission continues in 2019. The Port has come a long way since, say, 1950, when rice was king. Today, it has a far-reaching vision — with a wide-ranging capital projects [...]

Moody’s upgrades Port of Lake Charles’ bond rating, cites “strong financial position”

By |2019-04-15T20:49:18-05:00April 12th, 2019|2019|

LAKE CHARLES, La. — In a show of confidence, national credit rating group Moody’s Investor Service upgraded the Port of Lake Charles’ bond rating this month, citing its “strong financial position” and “conservative debt management strategy.” The rating, which measures the Port’s creditworthiness, has increased from A3 to A2 [...]

December 2018

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