Mission & History

Port Mission

The Port of Vinton is a public agency whose mission is to create jobs by advancing trade/commerce, promoting industrial growth, and stimulating economic development in an environmentally responsible manner.

Port Background

The Vinton Harbor & Terminal District (Port of Vinton) was created in 1956 when the Louisiana Legislature passed the Navigation and Shipping Act 466 for the purpose of stimulating economic growth in Western Calcasieu Parish. Since then, the port has expanded and today encompasses more than 800 acres of land geared to support private investment and development along the northern reach of the Vinton Navigation Channel.