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Expanding Rail Infrastructure for the Future

Port Corpus Christi manages an astonishing number of rail cars, and is set to expand capacity with the opening of Nueces River Rail Yard Phase II by First Quarter 2017. 

Phase I of the Nueces River Rail Yard came online in early 2015 and included a 9,920 foot long unit train siding. The opening of Phase II will add an additional eight 8,000 foot long unit train sidings. 

Along with deep water shipping channels and easy highway access, an efficient rail system is an integral component for multi-modal strategic logistics at Port Corpus Christi. 

Further updates on expanding rail capacity at Port Corpus Christi are available in the following links:

Wall Street Journal - Today's Top Supply Chain and Logistics News from WSJ

Transport Topics - Port of Corpus Christi to Improve Aging Rail System

Caller Times - Port's Rail Improvements coming at right time

Locomotives from three Class I rail lines and the port's shortline rail road at the Grand Opening of Nueces River Rail Yard Phase I in 2015.


Western Hemisphere Ports Day 2016

Port Corpus Christi is joining the American Association of Port Authorities(AAPA) and its entire membership in celebrating Western Hemisphere Ports Day on April 5. On this special occasion, the association will recognize the industry’s role in job creation and economic prosperity, and its commitment to education, training, and environmental stewardship initiatives on behalf of the communities they serve across the Amercas.

“AAPA serves an important role as a champion for ports across the America’s. At Port Corpus Christi we are very aware of the impact our port provides to the local and global economy. As ports provide such a vital link every day, we are proud to support AAPA and Western Hemisphere Ports Day,” said John LaRue, Port Corpus Christi Executive Director.

“As the unified and recognized voice of the port industry, AAPA is excited to tell the world our story,” said Kurt Nagle, AAPA’s president and CEO. “Ports Day is part of an ongoing commitment to highlight to policymakers and the public about the vital role ports play in moving the goods we depend on and linking us to the global economy.”

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Read More: Port Corpus Christi Press Release



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