Deep-water port, the fourth largest liner service seaport in US and a major west Gulf container load centre. It also handles bulk cargoes and tankers. Principal cargoes include bagged rice and foodstuffs, paper products, plywood, petroleum coke and other petroleum products, woodchips, barite and rutile. Port-owned railroad tracks from Lake Charles serve industries on the Calcasieu Ship Canal. Two rail carriers, Union Pacific and Southern Pacific, serve the area. Over-the-road motor carriers offer service to the area.
In Louisiana, 34 n.m. inland from Gulf of Mexico, accessed via the Calcasieu Ship Channel.
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