It is the mission of Port Corpus Christi to serve as a regional economic development catalyst while protecting and enhancing its existing industrial base and simultaneously working to diversify its international maritime cargo business.
Port Corpus Christi is one of the top ten ports in the United States in total tonnage. For 86 years we have offered shippers a profitable alternative to the crowded roads of trade. From oil and petrochemicals to agricultural and project cargo, the Port handles the goods of the world.
Port Corpus Christi sits on the Texas Gulf Coast, 150 miles north of Mexico. South Texas’ warm, dry climate partnered with the Port’s modern, multipurpose infrastructure support year-round operations, making it an ideal location for greater productivity and cost effectiveness. Shipping through Port Corpus Christi provides the advantage of a strategic US Gulf central location, a 45’ deep, short transit ship channel; dockside rail and truck access; BNSF, KCS and UP on site; excellent highway access; heavy lift capabilities; 125-plus acres of open storage and fabrication sites; 300,000 square feet of covered dockside storage; and excellent security operations.
Port Corpus Christi is a diverse port, handling liquid and dry bulk cargo, project and breakbulk cargo, military, and frozen cargo. The refrigerated warehouse, a state of-the-art, 100,000 sq. ft. facility, boasts chilled and frozen space a short 60’ from dockside and enclosed, temperature-controlled rail and truck loading docks. Cargo Dock 8, one of the strongest open wharfs on the Gulf of Mexico, is handling tons of wind turbine, military, H/L modules and breakbulk shipments everyday. The Joe Fulton International Trade Corridor provides 12 miles of new and existing roadway, seven miles of new rail line improving overland transportation, four miles of ship channel frontage and access to 630 green-field acres for development. In support of the tremendous growth in rail car volumes, Port Corpus Christi is planning a new interchange rail yard, The Nueces River Rail Yard. This two-phase, $45 million project is partially funded by a Texas Department of Transportation TIGER Grant.
The La Quinta Trade Gateway, a 1,100-acre multipurpose cargo handling facility is under development. Its 3,600-foot shoreline and 45’ channel depth will accommodate a container terminal, project cargo, storage, warehousing, distribution centers, industrial parks, logistical centers and associated business. The La Quinta Trade Gateway is situated close to highway and rail access and only 17 nautical miles from the deep waters of the Gulf of Mexico. Work is in progress to extend the La Quinta Ship Channel 1.4 miles at a depth of 45’ to reach the planned facility. Completion is scheduled for July 2013.
Port Corpus Christi offers one of the largest Foreign Trade Zones in the United States. At almost 25,000 acres, FTZ #122 provides deferred, reduced and eliminated duties, no Ad Valorem taxes or quotas, and simplified inventory controls and record keeping.
Port Corpus Christi is committed to maintaining an Environmental Management System that promotes regulatory compliance and pollution prevention through continual improvement and teamwork. Our Port has made great strides in recycling and reducing electrical consumption and air pollution.
Outstanding infrastructure. Strategic location. Extraordinary management. Exceptional staff. Port Corpus Christi is your Global Texas Connection and The Port of the Lone Star State™.