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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.


6 Facts That Make the Port a Global Leader

The Port of Lake Charles, nestled in the heart of Louisiana, stands as a vital economic engine for the region. As one of the busiest ports on the United States Gulf Coast, it plays a crucial role in facilitating trade, supporting industries, and driving [...]

POLC October 20, 2023 Meeting Time Change

The Special Meeting of the Board of Commissioners of the Lake Charles Harbor and Terminal District scheduled for October 20, 2023 at 12:00 p.m. has been cancelled and rescheduled for Friday, October 20, 2023 at 3:00 p.m.  The meeting will be held in the [...]

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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