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Cargo Statistics & Financial Reports

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

2020 Financial Report
2019 Financial Report
2018 Financial Report
2017 Financial Report
2016 Financial Report

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.


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 [...]

Big cargo? That’s us. No problem.

The Port of Lake Charles handles it—and we’re ready to handle yours. For nearly a century, the Port has offered deepwater access at the center of the Gulf of Mexico—with expansive concrete laydown aprons, and the ability to send cargo deep into America [...]

Port of Lake Charles remaining vital to LNG operations

Watch the video here. By Jade Moreau Published: Nov. 23, 2021 at 9:43 PM CST|Updated: 14 hours ago Lake Charles, LA (KPLC) - Southwest Louisiana is quickly becoming the largest exporter of LNG, and many of those operations are done at the Port of Lake Charles. [...]

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

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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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