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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

September 2018

Rice Cook-Off 2018 Winners

By |2019-04-04T19:42:42-05:00September 21st, 2018|2018|

September is National Rice Month, and in celebration, the Calcasieu-Cameron Rice Growers sponsored the 21st Annual Rice Cook Off September 19, 2018, at the Port of Lake Charles. The Port of Lake Charles hosted the event and was the sponsor of the awards luncheon. Family and Consumer Science students from […]

March 2018

Site Selection Magazine Boasts SWLA

By |2019-04-04T19:42:58-05:00March 23rd, 2018|2018|

Experts who track the long-term economic growth of Southwest Louisiana are running out of superlatives to describe the record-setting pace of Lake Charles and the surrounding region. When noted economist Dr. Loren C. Scott prepared his annual Louisiana Economic Outlook and presented it in October 2017, he wrote this about […]

December 2017

Forbes Mentions Port of Lake Charles

By |2019-04-04T19:43:07-05:00December 15th, 2017|2017|

2017 will go down as a good year for U.S. trade growth, but that’s coming on the heels of a rarity — two successive years of decline, something that had only happened once before in at least a quarter century. Here is a look at the 10 U.S. seaports where […]