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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 [...]