With a ceremonial turning of the dirt a new project has broken ground at Port Corpus Christi. The commencement of construction on the new Oil Dock 15 is made possible through a Martin Midstream and Port Corpus Christi partnership.
The big ship ready dock will feature an 1,100 foot slip, 52 foot depth, and load at a rate of 30,000 barrels per hour. Oil Dock 15 will accommodate big ships for exporting large volumes of oil from Corpus Christi.
Marking the momentous occasion, the groundbreaking ceremony was well attended by Martin Midstream representatives, regional professionals and community members, many regional delegates, and Port Corpus Christi Commissioners and staff.
Regional media provided great coverage on the Martin Midstream/Port Corpus Christi Oil Dock 15 Groundbreaking Ceremony.
Port Corpus Christi continues to secure its role as the Energy Port of the America's. Roots in the petrochemical industries run deep. Natural gas is very important to the industries investing billions of dollars around the South Texas port. Port Corpus Christi is the top wind energy port in the nation.
Including wind turbine components, project cargoes related to other energy sectors are frequently handled at Port Corpus Christi docks.
Port Corpus Christi has a number of projects setup within a $1 billion capital investment plan. A major item already underway is the deepening of the Corpus Christi Ship Channel from 45 to 52 feet.
Port Corpus Christi Executive Director, John LaRue, spent some time talking with the Journal of Commerce. See: "Corpus Christi plays to its strengths in handling energy cargoes."
A wind turbine section being moved at Port Corpus Christi Cargo Dock 8 on the Inner Harbor.
MOVE OUR PORT
Strategically located on the western Gulf of Mexico, Port Corpus Christi is the sixth largest port in the United States in total tonnage. With a straight, 45' deep channel, the Port provides quick access to the Gulf, the United States inland waterway system and the world beyond.