Port Information & Media2022-08-31T11:45:48-05:00

Cargo Statistics & Financial Reports

Download information about the Port’s cargo tonnage and financial information:

The Port of Lake Charles is nationally recognized for its Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR), which is presented by the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) of the United States and Canada. It honors government units and public employee retirement systems whose comprehensive annual financial reports achieve “the highest standards in government accounting and financial reporting.”

This prestigious award requires that organizations supplement their financial reports with data and research to provide a wider scope of information than what is contained in an annual financial report.


POLC April 24, 2023 Meeting Cancelled

The Regular Meeting of the Board of Commissioners of the Lake Charles Harbor and Terminal District scheduled for Monday, April 24, 2023 has been cancelled and rescheduled for Thursday, April 27, 2023. Notice Document

POLC February 27, 2023 Meeting Reschedule

The Regular Meeting of the Board of Commissioners of the Lake Charles Harbor and Terminal District scheduled for Monday, February 27, 2023 has been cancelled rescheduled for Wednesday, March 1, 2023. Notice Document

Study finds Calcasieu Ship Channel has multibillion-dollar economic impact

LAKE CHARLES, Louisiana—The Calcasieu Ship Channel drives $39 billion of the U.S. Gross Domestic Product and two-thirds of the Gross Domestic Product of Calcasieu and Cameron parishes. Those are among the findings of a new study commissioned by Lake Charles Harbor and Terminal District [...]

Passage to the Sea: The Port’s Rich History

The Port’s Rich History - Louisiana's Port of Lake CharlesIt was the late 19th century in Lake Charles, Louisiana — a prosperous waterside oasis amid what was once a no-man’s land. The lumber business was booming. Agriculture was thriving. Commerce was moving on the waterways.

The fledgling city’s business and community leaders petitioned the U.S. War Department for a deeper channel to better move traffic on the Calcasieu River.

The pleas went unheeded, but others were already taking notice


The Port of Lake Charles is pleased to accept invitations whenever possible to address groups and gatherings about its role as a longtime anchor of the Southwest Louisiana economy. If you’re interested in scheduling a speaker, please call Bernadette Courville of the port director’s office at (337) 493-3567.

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