The Calcasieu Ship Channel is highly important to our economy and our community. After all, it is a place for work, a place for fun, and a place where we live. The Lake Charles Pilots help to protect all of these by safely navigating crude oil, gasoline, liquefied natural gas (-260°F), chemicals, aggregate, bulk agricultural, and bulk pet-coke through the ship channel to our ports. We have intrusted these highly skilled professionals to protect our Calcasieu Ship Channel from devastation.
Considering the amount of tonnage handled by the Port of Lake Charles, (ranked 11th in the country), and related industries, such as PPG, CMS Energy, Conoco and Citgo, the Calcasieu Ship Channel has one of the finest safety records in the United States. The Lake Charles Pilots and the Lake Charles Bar Pilots intend to keep it that way.