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.