What Port Customers and Tenants Are Saying
“The State will continue to partner with Southwest Louisiana.”
“The Port of Lake Charles is a driving force in the economic boom happening now in Southwest Louisiana. Undoubtedly special attention should be paid to the infrastructure so necessary for this flurry of industrial activity—most notably the Port of Lake Charles and the Calcasieu Ship Channel. As Speaker of the House, I will work with our area’s elected officials, economic development alliances and port leadership to ensure our community takes full advantage of these opportunities. The bold vision and courage demonstrated by the Port of Lake Charles and by this community’s leadership is a model for the rest of the nation.”
—Chuck Kleckley, Speaker of the House, Louisiana House of Representatives
“…unique combination of transportation capabilities…”
“Magnolia LNG chose to build our liquefied natural gas export facility along the Calcasieu Ship Channel because of the site’s unique combination of transportation capabilities and infrastructure. The channel connects the region to the rest of the world and its smooth operation is important to our continued success.”
—Maurice Brand, President and CEO, Magnolia LNG
“…active in working with shippers and customers…”
“The Port of Lake Charles’ current leadership is very active in working with shippers and customers to assure that their needs are met; their concerns are addressed timely; facilities will accommodate cargo (current and future); and business will continue for years ahead. Having association with the Port since 1975, I can say that this is the most approachable, personable, and proactive group that has ever served us. Having worked in ports around the globe, I’m proud to call the Port of Lake Charles my home.”
—Randy Partin, President, Amalash Corp.
“The Port does an excellent job managing and maintaining the Calcasieu Ship Channel. Upcoming developments on port property will result in expanded opportunity to market our services to the global shipping industry.”
—Alan Basden, President, Basden Agencies, Inc.
“… helped us explore various expansion options…”
“In 2006, we began doing operational business with the Port when we moved the trans-loading of one of our raw materials to Bulk Terminal 1. Other raw materials are stored on port property, and the Port ships the materials to us via barge or truck. The Port has helped us explore various expansion options and they always respond in a timely manner.”
—Matthew Brumwell, Plant Superintendant, Alcoa
“…well-maintained and reliable…”
“The Port’s capital improvements and property developments allow us to more readily sell our construction materials, and the facilities we lease from the Port are well-maintained and reliable.”
—Andrew Guinn, President and CEO, Port Aggregates, Inc.