The $5.4 billion (over four years) Port Cameron project on the Calcasieu Ship Channel near Lake Charles, Louisiana is set to start the first phase of construction in November on 500 acres, with 750 additional acres for future expansion. The first phase of the project will provide Cameron Parish with about 6,667 construction jobs.
The project is being built by Port Cameron LLC, based in Baton Rouge. An economic impact study by Baton Rouge-based economic consulting firm Loren Scott Associates says when fully leased, the port will generate about $2.8 billion in sales and 10,000 jobs for Louisiana.
Port Cameron’s deepwater staging complex will be located on approximately 500 acres just north of LA Highway 27/82 and less than 50 miles south of I-10, in Cameron Parish on the Calcasieu River Ship Channel. The port will be three miles from the Gulf of Mexico and 19 miles from Intracoastal Canal. Access to safe deep water up to 30 miles inland via the Calctsieu Ship Channel.
JLL Houston will handle site leasing.