Companies from China, Austria, Switzerland, Italy and the United States have located major operations along San Patricio County’s La Quinta Ship Channel at the Port of Corpus Christi, taking advantage of the ability to ship from Texas to anywhere in the world.
Seventy miles south of the shale play and 200 miles southwest of Houston, the Port is vital to the success of San Patricio’s major natural gas refining, manufacturing and agriculture industries.
The Port provides a straight, 45-foot deep channel (approved and authorized for 52 feet) and quick access to the Gulf of Mexico and the entire United States inland waterway system. The Port delivers outstanding access to overland transportation, with on-site and direct connections to three Class-I railroads, BNSF, KCS and UP, and direct, vessel-to-rail discharge capabilities.
Anchored by strong leadership, the Port Authority Commission works closely with locally elected officials to advocate for business friendly legislation, and evaluate outdated mandates and restrictions. The Port has developed a brand new strategic plan that takes into account a changing economic horizon, and the need to meet the demands of a diverse customer base.
Photo Credit – Ron Jorgensen Bay Area Studios