PORT FACILITIES

The Lake Charles Harbor and Terminal District is the 12th-busiest port district in the United States, according to U.S. Army Corps of Engineers waterborne statistics.

City Docks

The Port’s City Docks facility is located 34 miles inland from the Gulf of Mexico and is connected to the gulf by the 12-meter- (40-foot-) deep Calcasieu Ship Channel.

City Docks is a 200-acre facility that contains the general cargo facilities which include 12 deep water berths that can accommodate up to 12 vessels simultaneously, with more than 1.6 million square feet of covered storage space.

Berths 1-9 and berths 15 and 15B have a projected depth of 35 feet, except Berth 8, which has a projected depth of 40 feet. Berth 8 is used for bulk grains.

The height of the docks at MLW is 14 feet. Most warehouses are serviced by rail. Also located at City Docks is a bulk grain terminal operated by a private party. City Docks includes the Port Foreign Trade Zone 87.

Bulk Terminal No. 1

This dry bulk terminal, is located on 71 acres at the Rose Bluff Cutoff on the Calcasieu Ship Channel, which is located 32 miles inland from the Gulf of Mexico. The bulk terminal has a 2,200-foot-long wharf and a 40-foot projected depth at dockside. The facility can accommodate two vessels for loading and unloading simultaneously.

Bulk Terminal No. 1 operates two traveling ship loaders and two traveling clamshell bucket unloaders. The pet coke ship loader is rated for 3,200 short tons per hour and the calcined coke ship loader is rated for 1,200 short tons per hour. The ship/barge clamshell bucket type unloader and conveyor system is located at the site and traverses 740 feet of dock with an average unloading rate of 300 short tons each of barite per hour.

The site is capable of transfer from vessel to vessel, vessel to truck, or to open storage. The terminal processes more than 3.1 million short tons of dry bulk material annually, such as petroleum coke, calcined coke, barite, rutile, and other dry bulk commodities. Other equipment includes: a 100-ton railcar rollover facility,  a bottom dump rail unloading pit, crusher, radial stacker, three pet coke reclaimers, six 2,200-short-ton storage silos and a truck scale.

Bulk Terminal No. 1

This dry bulk terminal, is located on 71 acres at the Rose Bluff Cutoff on the Calcasieu Ship Channel, which is located 32 miles inland from the Gulf of Mexico. The bulk terminal has a 2,200-foot-long wharf and a 40-foot projected depth at dockside. The facility can accommodate two vessels for loading and unloading simultaneously.

Bulk Terminal No. 1 operates two traveling ship loaders and two traveling clamshell bucket unloaders. The pet coke ship loader is rated for 3,200 short tons per hour and the calcined coke ship loader is rated for 1,200 short tons per hour. The ship/barge clamshell bucket type unloader and conveyor system is located at the site and traverses 740 feet of dock with an average unloading rate of 300 short tons each of barite per hour.

The site is capable of transfer from vessel to vessel, vessel to truck, or to open storage. The terminal processes more than 3.1 million short tons of dry bulk material annually, such as petroleum coke, calcined coke, barite, rutile, and other dry bulk commodities. Other equipment includes: a 100-ton railcar rollover facility,  a bottom dump rail unloading pit, crusher, radial stacker, three pet coke reclaimers, six 2,200-short-ton storage silos and a truck scale.

Automated Terminal

The automated terminal located at City Docks has a 189,000-square-foot warehouse to handle bagged agricultural products.

The multimodal facility is accessible by rail, truck or barge. Two spiralveyor-equipped ship loaders are rated at 125 tons per hour each, and the warehouse has a 1,000 linear-foot dock to connect the facility with the ship loaders.

Bulk Terminal No. 4

Bulk Terminal No. 4 is an aggregate terminal, leased to a private company, with 251-foot dock face extending to 335 feet with dolphins, a 35-foot depth, moves 1 million metric tons of imported aggregate annually, and has a deck height of 12 feet above MLW.

For more information, contact Port Aggregates at (337) 436-1846.

Read the Port’s Financial Annual Report

Tariffs, Documents and Forms

Download the Port’s tariff and other documents here:

TARIFF 13 (EFFECTIVE MARCH, 1, 2020)
Stevedore Permit Procedures
Safety Manual
Tug Boat Permit Procedures
Line Handlers Application Permit
Berth Application and Assignment
Deposit Dredged Material Application
Vessel Agency Permit Procedures & Application

Marine Service Resources

Approved List of Companies

Railroad

Port Rail, Inc.
150 Marine Street
Lake Charles, LA 70601
(844) 876-7245

Union Pacific
24125 Old Aldine Westfield Rd.
Spring, TX 77373
(281) 350-7592

Burlington Northern Santa Fe
2650 Lou Menk Dr., 3rd Floor
Fort Worth, TX
(817) 352-6558
(900) 795-2673

Kansas City Southern Railway Co.
(816) 983-1372

Pilot

Lake Charles Pilots Association
Lake Charles Pilots, Inc.
4902 Ihles Road
Lake Charles, LA 70665
(337) 436-0372
dispatch@lakecharlespilots.com

Export Grain Elevator

The Grain Elevator is owned and operated by IFG Port Holdings, LLC, a private company. For use and fees of the grain elevator, please contact:

IFG Port Holdings LLC
150 Marine Street
Lake Charles, LA 70601
(337) 494-4333

IFG Port Holdings LLC
1500 Broadway
New York, NY, 10036
(212) 302-9000

Cargo Inspections and Testing

SGS North America Inc.
12641 Featherwood, Suite 350
Houston, TX 77034
(281) 478-8229

Intertek Commodities
Petroleum Cargo Inspection
2717 Maplewood Dr.
Sulphur, LA 70663
(337) 625-7060
lake.charles.ops@intertek.com

Marine Cargo Surveyors

R. Partin Marine Services
P.O. Box 3729
Lake Charles, LA 70602
(337) 217-3330
(337) 274-0460
ops@amalash.com

Sabine Surveyors
3519 Patrick Street, Suite 232
Lake Charles, LA 70605
(337) 477-7720

Environmental Services

Environmental Response Services, Inc.
8583 Joe Ledoux Road
Lake Charles, LA 70605
(337) 562-0001
Fax: (337) 562-0002
ops@ers-nbc.com

Marine Repairs

Bludworth Marine L.L.C.
3502 Broadway
Houston, TX 77017
(713) 644-1595
mauricedulka@msn.com

Launch Services

Blue Star Marine
P.O. Box 4163
Lake Charles, LA 70606
(337) 802-8529
(337) 310-8783 fax
(337) 540-2518 alternate
bluestarmarinela@yahoo.com

Freight Forwarders

G.A Becnel
P.O. Box 1226
Lake Charles, LA 70602
(337) 439-3278
jeanbecnel@gabecnel.com

Harbor Freight Logistics, LTD
706 Kirby Street
Lake Charles, LA 70601
(337) 433-6255
Fax: (337) 433-2773
agency@thompsonshipping.net

Agility Project Logistics
810 W. Bayou Pines
Lake Charles, LA 70601
(337) 310-2170
www.agility.com

Fumigation and Pesticide Service

DeGesch America, Inc.
14802 Park Almeda Drive
Houston, TX 77047
(713) 433-4777
houston@degeschamerica.com

Cotecna Inspection Inc.
40 Veterans Memorial Boulevard
Kenner, LA 70062
Phone: 833 268 3262
sales@cotecnausa.com

Industrial Fumigant Co.
106 North Avenue D
Crowley, LA 70526-5020
(337) 783-3847

International Fumigators, Inc.
150 Marine Street, Box 21
Lake Charles, LA 70601
(337) 494-0078

Marine Tug and Tow Service

Harbor Docking & Towing, Inc.
4902 Ihles Road, Suite B
Lake Charles, LA 70605
(337) 439-3462
john.buchanan@harbordocking.com

Seabulk Towing, Inc.
8146 Big Lake Road, Suite B
Lake Charles, LA 70605
(337) 439-8982
aandrus@ckor.com

US Government Agencies

United States Coast Guard
125 West Broad Street, Suite 200
Lake Charles, LA 70601
(337) 491-7800

U.S. Coast Guard
2875 Jimmy Johnson Blvd.
Port Arthur, TX 77640
(409) 723-6509

U.S. Customs Service
152 Marine Street
Lake Charles, LA 70601
(337) 721-3400

Border Patrol
152 Marine Street
Lake Charles, LA 70601
(337) 477-9245

USDA / APHIS / PP&Q
P.O. Box 5124
Lake Charles, LA 70606
(337) 437-7324

Stevedores

Federal Marine Terminals, Inc. 
150 Marine Street, Bldg. 200, Suite C
Lake Charles, LA 70601
(337) 433-3362
fedmar@fedmar.com

Sonic Stevedores, LLC
150 Marine Street
Lake Charles, LA 70601
(337) 304-8370
pr@sonicestevedores.com

Gulf Stream Marine, Inc.
1000 Manchester Street, Suite C
Houston, TX, 77012
(713) 926-7611
(713) 705-8247
info@gulfstreammarine.com

James J. Flanagan Shipping, Inc.
595 Orleans Street, Suite 1500
Beaumont, TX 77701
Physical Address: 401 Bunker Road
Lake Charles, LA 70615
(409) 833-5053
tomf@jjflanagan.com

Lake Charles Stevedores 
401 Bunker Road / P.O. Box 111
Lake Charles, LA 70615
(337) 439-9473
deangela@lcstevedores.com

Vessel Agents

Basden Agencies
1009 West McNeese Street
Lake Charles, LA 70605
(337) 479-2424
basden@basdenagencies.com

Biehl & Company L.P.
576 Dennis Avenue
Sulphur, LA 70665
(337) 313-4450
ops.beaumont@biehlco.com

ISS Marine Services, Inc.
710 West Prien Lake Road, Suite 211
Lake Charles, LA 70601
(337) 474-3433
iss.lakecharles@iss-shipping.com

Moran-Gulf Shipping Agencies, Inc.
340 N. Post Oak Road
Sulphur, LA 70663
(337) 533-8681
lkc@moranshipping.com

Seagull Marine, Inc.
115 Canvasback Drive, Suite 100
St. Rose, LA 70087
24-hr Duty Agent: (504) 465-1017
24-hr Email: lmiseqicz@agility.com or jorgeron@agility.com

T. Parker Host
350 Pine Street, Suite 770
Beaumont, TX 77701
(409) 225-5387
(409) 515-1119
SabineOps@tparkerhost.com

Thompson Shipping Agency, LLC
706 Kirby Street
Lake Charles, LA 70601
(337) 433-6255
agency@thompsonshipping.net

Valls Ship Agencies, L.P.
One Lakeshore Drive, Suite 1170
Lake Charles, LA 70629
(337) 437-3970
jweeks@vallsgroup.com

Line Handlers

Ace Marine Services, Inc.
150 Marine Street
Lake Charles, LA 70601
(337) 436-8656
mail@acemarineservices.com

Harbor Marine Transporting & Mooring Inc.
1009 West McNeese Street
Lake Charles, LA 70605
(337) 479-1723
basden@basdenagencies.com

J.T. Cade Maritime, LTD
706 Kirby Street
Lake Charles, LA 70601
(337) 529-6094
jtcademaritime@mail.com

LNG Terminal Services, Inc. (TSI)
8146 Big Lake Road
Lake Charles, La 70605
(337) 478-2524
info@lngtsi.com

Bunkering Services

Intergulf Corporation
PO Box 1590
LaPorte, TX 77571
(281) 474-4210
bwilliams@intergulfcorp.com

J.A.M. Marine Services
7010 Mykawa Road
Houston, TX 77033
(713) 844-7710
Fax: (713) 844-7789
(800) 228-3848

Garbage and Liquid Disposal

Environmental Response Services, Inc.
P.O. Box 4288
Lake Charles, LA 70606
(337) 562-0001
(337) 562-0002 fax
ops@ers-nbc.com

Ship Chandlers

Ace Marine
P.O. Box 560
Lake Charles, LA 70602
(337) 436-8656
mail@acemarineservices.com

Cherokee Marine
6104 Mary Ann Street
Lake Charles, LA 70615
(337) 433-7447
cherokeemarine@suddenlinkmail.com

Martin Energy Services
Three Riverway, Suite 400
Houston, TX 77056
(713) 350-6800

World Ship Supply
1485 East Sam Houston Parkway, Suite 1000
Pasadena, TX 77503
(713) 222-6005
world@worldship.com

Trucking and Motor Freight

Dupre Logistics Transport, Inc.
201 Entergy Pkwy
Lafayette, LA
(337) 237-8471
(337) 314-2206

John N. John
P.O. Drawer 921
Crowley, LA 70527-0921
(337) 783-3394
dispatch2006@johnnjohn.com

Lake City Trucking
P.O. Box 16285
Lake Charles, LA 70616-6285
(337) 494-6900
gary@lakecitytrucking.com

SAIA Motor Freight Line, Inc.
3840 Highway 397
Lake Charles, LA 70615
(337) 439-2468

Seafarers’ Center

Lake Charles Seafarers’ Center
150 Marine Street
Lake Charles, LA 70601
(337) 436-1315
Fax: (337) 436-1401