The Port of Corpus Christi has been in operation since 1926 and has since become the 3rd largest port in the United States, based on total revenue tonnage, and the 2nd largest exporter of crude oil. The Port boasts a 47-foot-deep channel, three Class I railroads – BNSF, KCS, and UP – and a location adjacent to connecting Texas highways Interstate 37 and Highway 181. With all these assets at our disposal, our mission is and always will be to leverage commerce to drive prosperity for Corpus Christi and the coastal bend.
The Bulk Terminal sits on the north side of the Inner Channel. The Port has a new Liebherr LHM 550 rail-mounted crane with a maximum outreach of 48 meters, 144-ton max capacity, and maximum free digging unloading rate of 1500 ton per hour with continuous unloading. For loading and unloading dry bulk commodities directly to rail, truck or ground unloading rate may vary.
Five multi-purpose cargo docks are available for loading and unloading all your breakbulk cargo, including wind turbine components, steel pipe, flat steel, containers, Ro/Ro cargo, super-sacks, heavy lift, and project cargo.
Strategically located near major United States oil and gas production areas, including the Eagle Ford Shale and the Permian Basin, the Port of Corpus Christi is a premier logistics partner and prime gateway for a secure and efficient supply of energy to the world including growing markets in Latin America, Europe and Asia.
In December 2018, the Port of Corpus Christi became the first Port in Texas to export LNG after Cheniere Energy’s Corpus Christi Liquefaction facility successfully loaded the first LNG cargo for export to Europe. The $13 Billion LNG export project is comprised of production Train 1 that is in commercial operation, Train 2 that is currently in the commissioning phase with expected commercial operation in 2019 and Train 3 that is currently under construction. The aggregate nominal LNG production capacity is 13.5 million tonnes per annum (mtpa). Cheniere is currently developing additional LNG production trains and the vast project site on the 47 feet deep La Quinta ship channel, only about 15 nautical miles from open waters of the Texas Gulf Coast, has the potential to increase the LNG export capability to 23 mtpa.
Strategically located near the Panama Canal, the Port of Corpus Christi is a premier logistics partner and prime gateway for a secure and efficient supply of LPG to the west coast of South America, Asia and beyond.
Wind Energy / Project Cargo:
Port Corpus Christi provides an array of advantages for the movement of break bulk and heavy lift cargo such as wind energy components. Facilities include 6 near dock laydown yards; highway and rail accessible; a 47′ deep ship channel; dockside rail; three Class-1 rail carriers and a short line railroad; a skilled labor force; open, covered and dockside storage; and state-of-the-art security and safety operations.
Port Corpus Christi has been a pioneer in development and implementation of efficient transportation and logistics solutions for the renewable energy industry and particularly for the wind energy industry.
Please learn more here or contact IRPT Member:
Port of Corpus Christi Authority
400 Harbor Drive
Corpus Christi, Texas 78401