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Port of Lake Charles.

In 2000, the Port of Lake Charles handled 7,798,671 tons of cargo, a 7 percent increase over 1999, according to Terry Jordan, executive director. Barite, a product used in the oil well drilling industry, increased by 226 percent from 1999. The port also handled 45 percent of all PL-480 Title II cargoes moving through the U.S. Gulf. Title II cargoes are bagged and packaged products such as flour, rice, beans, vegetable oil, etc. These cargoes are labor-intensive and produce many jobs.

The Port of Lake Charles ranks 11th among United States ports for foreign cargo trade tonnage. Bagged rice is the port's single largest tonnage cargo moving through the City Docks. In 2000, the port produced more than 600,000 International Longshoremen labor hours.

The port handled 49 percent more cargo through its bagging facility in 2000 than it did in 1999. This is cargo the port would not have been able to handle before the bagging facility was built in 1999.
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Date:Apr 1, 2001
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