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World-Class Events on the Port Corpus Christi Harbor

Historic buildings formerly used for cotton warehousing at Port Corpus Christi have transformed into a world-class events venue at the Solomon P. Ortiz International Center.  The Ortiz Center was established in the year 2000, and maintains classic architectural cues with a touch of modern elegance. 

The Ortiz Center provides a unique location on the Inner Harbor of the Corpus Christi Ship Channel with full service operations including catering and event planning.

The inspire Coastal Bend Business and Medical Magazine features more in the article, 'Celebrate Good Times, Come On!'

Book your next event at the Ortiz Center!


Texas Crude Oil Reaches Europe via Port Corpus Christi

When the United States Federal government repealed a 40 year ban on the export of crude oil and condensates near the end of 2015 Port Corpus Christi was ready with necessary infrastructure in place.  As the Eagle Ford Shale oil and gas formation in South Texas began to produce, Port Corpus Christi underwent massive capital improvement projects.  New docks were added, customers grew their tank storage and pipeline connections.  The South Texas port is well connected to the Eagle Ford Shale and to the Permian Basin with direct connected pipelines bringing product to Port Corpus Christi for waterborne transport across the globe. 

On New Years Eve of 2015 the THEO T left Port Corpus Christi carrying the first U.S. export cargo of crude oil in 40 years.  Bound for European shores, the THEO T departed a NuStar Energy dock at Port Corpus Christi with Eagle Ford Shale crude oil sold by ConocoPhillips to the international trading company Vitol.  That first U.S. crude oil shipment has now reached its European destination. 

The Corpus Christi Ship Channel Improvement Project is underway for further deepening and widening of Port Corpus Christi's ship channels.  The construction of a new taller Corpus Christi Harbor Bridge is set to begin construction in 2016.  These projects will make way for some of the world's largest class of vessels to access the Inner Harbor at Port Corpus Christi to load product for global export. 

View the full video of the THEO T sailing from Port Corpus Christi.

THEO T - First US crude oil export shipment sails from Port Corpus Christi

Read More:

Texas crude oil export shipments reach European destinations - San Antonio Business Journal

Texas' energy future gets big boost - mySATexas' energy future gets big boost - mySA

Emco Wheaton plays key role in first U.S. crude oil shipment in 40 years - Logistics Magazine Australia

Emco Wheaton Plays Key Role in First US Crude Oil Shipment - MarineLink

Five Eagle Ford companies to watch as United States becomes natural gas exporter - San Antonio Business Journal

Bakken Export Expectations - The Bakken Magazine

South Texas is ready to export oil if and when demand returns - San Antonio Express News

Oil Politics and Prices - The Impact of U.S. Oil Exports - Seeking Alpha

US Lifts 40-Year Ban on Oil and Gas Export - Construction CitizenUS Lifts 40-Year Ban on Oil and Gas Export - Construction Citizen

Port of Corpus Christi undergoing infrastructure build out in time for crude oil exports - San Antonio Business Journal

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The Port of Corpus Christi Speakers Bureau consists of knowledgeable individuals, exciting topics, and personable presenters.
Presentations and Tours are available, and scheduled the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month. Security Clearance procedures require scheduling at least 15 days prior to desired date.
We'd love to talk to you about The Port of the Lone Star State! Our speakers are available for presentations at your school, business, or organization.




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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.

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