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 FEB. 4, 2021)
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
[email protected]

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
667 Madison Avenue, 5th Floor
New York, NY 10065
(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
[email protected]

Marine Cargo Surveyors

R. Partin Marine Services
P.O. Box 3729
Lake Charles, LA 70602
(337) 217-3330
(337) 274-0460
[email protected]

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
[email protected]

Marine Repairs

Bludworth Marine L.L.C.
3502 Broadway
Houston, TX 77017
(713) 644-1595
[email protected]

Launch Services

Blue Star Marine
P.O. Box 4163
Lake Charles, LA 70606
(337) 802-8529
(337) 310-8783 fax
(337) 540-2518 alternate
[email protected]

Freight Forwarders

G.A Becnel
P.O. Box 1226
Lake Charles, LA 70602
(337) 439-3278
[email protected]

Harbor Freight Logistics, LTD
706 Kirby Street
Lake Charles, LA 70601
(337) 433-6255
Fax: (337) 433-2773
[email protected]

Fumigation and Pesticide Service

DeGesch America, Inc.
14802 Park Almeda Drive
Houston, TX 77047
(713) 433-4777
[email protected]

Cotecna Inspection Inc.
40 Veterans Memorial Boulevard
Kenner, LA 70062
Phone: 833 268 3262
[email protected]

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
[email protected]

Seabulk Towing, Inc.
8146 Big Lake Road, Suite B
Lake Charles, LA 70605
(337) 439-8982
[email protected]

Ace Marine
P.O. Box 560
Lake Charles, LA 70602
Phone: 337 436-8656
[email protected]

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
[email protected]

Sonic Stevedores, LLC
150 Marine Street
Lake Charles, LA 70601
(337) 526-8230
[email protected]

Gulf Stream Marine, Inc.
1000 Manchester Street, Suite C
Houston, TX, 77012
(713) 926-7611
(713) 705-8247
[email protected]

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
[email protected]

Lake Charles Stevedores 
401 Bunker Road / P.O. Box 111
Lake Charles, LA 70615
(409) 833-5053

Vessel Agents

Basden Agencies
1009 West McNeese Street
Lake Charles, LA 70605
(337) 479-2424
[email protected]

Biehl & Company L.P.
576 Dennis Avenue
Sulphur, LA 70665
(337) 313-4450
[email protected]

ISS Marine Services, Inc.
710 West Prien Lake Road, Suite 211
Lake Charles, LA 70601
(337) 474-3433
[email protected]

Moran-Gulf Shipping Agencies, Inc.
340 N. Post Oak Road
Sulphur, LA 70663
(337) 533-8681
[email protected]

Host Agency, Inc.
350 Pine Street, Suite 770
Beaumont, TX 77701
(409) 225-5387
(409) 515-1119
[email protected]

Thompson Shipping Agency, LLC
706 Kirby Street
Lake Charles, LA 70601
(337) 433-6255
[email protected]

Valls Ship Agencies, L.P.
One Lakeshore Drive, Suite 1170
Lake Charles, LA 70629
(337) 437-3970
[email protected]

Aztec Marine Agencies, Inc.
6885 Phelan Blvd., Suite 101
Beaumont, TX 77706
(409) 866-6077
[email protected]

GAC Shipping US, Inc.
2615 Calder St # 250
Beaumont, TX 77702, USA
(409) 727-3909
[email protected]

Gulf Inland Marine Services, Inc.
2341 South Darla Avenue
Gonzales, LA 70737
(225) 647-2770
[email protected]

Norton Lilly
One St. Louis Centre, Suite 5000
Mobile, AL 36602
(251) 431-6335
[email protected]

Wilhelmsen Ships Service, Inc.
2300 FM 365, Suite 160
Nederland, TX 77627
(281) 867-2087
[email protected]

Gulf Marine Contractors
2408 Timberloch Place, Suite C4
The Woodlands, TX 77380
866-594-6886
[email protected]

Riverside Shipping LLC
451 Dinwiddlie Street
Portsmouth, VA 23705
(757) 967-8000
[email protected]

Line Handlers

Ace Marine Services, Inc.
150 Marine Street
Lake Charles, LA 70601
(337) 436-8656
[email protected]

Harbor Marine Transporting & Mooring Inc.
1009 West McNeese Street
Lake Charles, LA 70605
(337) 479-1723
[email protected]

J.T. Cade Maritime, LTD
706 Kirby Street
Lake Charles, LA 70601
(337) 529-6094
[email protected]

LNG Terminal Services, Inc. (TSI)
8146 Big Lake Road
Lake Charles, La 70605
(337) 478-2524
[email protected]

Bunkering Services

Intergulf Corporation
PO Box 1590
LaPorte, TX 77571
(281) 474-4210
[email protected]

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

3 Riverway, Suite 400
Houston, TX 77056
713-350-6800 office
251-379-8045 mobile
[email protected]

Garbage and Liquid Disposal

Environmental Response Services, Inc.
P.O. Box 4288
Lake Charles, LA 70606
(337) 562-0001
(337) 562-0002 fax
[email protected]

Ship Chandlers

Ace Marine
P.O. Box 560
Lake Charles, LA 70602
(337) 436-8656
[email protected]

Cherokee Marine
6104 Mary Ann Street
Lake Charles, LA 70615
(337) 433-7447
[email protected]

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
[email protected]

Trucking and Motor Freight

Berard Transportation
3214 W Admiral Doyle Drive
New Iberia, LA 70560
(337) 229-6326
[email protected]

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
[email protected]

Lake City Trucking
P.O. Box 16285
Lake Charles, LA 70616-6285
(337) 494-6900
[email protected]

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