Coastal Cargo is a well-known private company, which is responsible for several ports in the Gulf South:
- Pascagoula (MS)
- New Orleans (MS)
- Houston (TX).
The project cargo operated by the firm totals 95% in New Orleans. Besides, the company has an additional license to operate in:
- Baton Rouge (LA)
- Panama City (FL).
The facilities of Coastal Cargo include:
- bulk & break-bulk carriers
- ro-ro vessels
- project cargo
- storage services
- general cargo vessels
- warehousing (management and operation).
They work as terminal operators and stevedores. Their specialization includes:
Initially, the firm consisted of two companies located in New Orleans. Today it is one of a few independent organizations in the USA, which allows it staying flexible and responsive to the market. Coastal Cargo is the leading operator of Texas and the Gulf region in general, which is achieved by their investment in the human and equipment resources.
The greatest advantages of the firm are as follows:
- experienced workforce
- depth of services
- unmatched breadth
- high-quality work
- great experience (more than a century).
The stevedore license will open new opportunities for the expansion of the company.
Coastal Cargo responsibilities in the Lake Charles Port
The Board of the Lake Charles Port voted 5-2 for the approval of the license for the Coastal Cargo Company to operate in the port. The firm is the 5th one working there after:
- James J. Flanagan Stevedores
- Federal Marine Terminals
- Stevedores of the Lake Charles
- Sonic Stevedores.
The port is situated in Louisiana State on the Calcasieu Ship Channel leading to the Gulf of Mexico.
According to the words of Keith McCready (the general manager of Coastal Cargo), they are planning to bring new business to the port with the emphasis on the project cargo for the industrial expansion projects in the southwestern part of Louisiana. It will add to the $73,000,000,000 worth projects in the pipeline.