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Port Corpus Christi critical component as Texas leads nation in wind power development

As your Port of the Lone Star State, Port Corpus Christi continues as a critical component of strategic logistics for the wind power industry.  Port Corpus Christi is the nations wind port.  This goes hand in hand with the Lone Star State, Texas as the top state in the nation for wind power development. 

As an integral part for Texas wind power, wind turbine components are consistently moved via ship, rail, and highway to and from Port Corpus Christi.

Officials with the State of Texas have just announced that Texas will continue to take the lead in wind power installations and will transmit the power across the state through a new and vast network of high efficiency transmission lines.  The scale of this project is immense, and could prove to be a great lesson for the rest of the nation to learn from. 

The New York Times shares the Texas wind story with the world - "Texas is Wired for Wind Power, and More Farms Plug In"

BNSF Railway transports wind turbine components from Port Corpus Christi. 
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Wind turbine towers ready for direct highway access from Port Corpus Christi will soon produce Texas wind power.

June 2014 numbers show continuing upward trend

The growth continues!  The numbers are in for June 2014, and show the continuing upward trend of outbound shipments from your Port of the Lone Star State! 

Platts reports on the continual rise in shipments in a recent article, "Eagle Ford crude, condensate shipments through Port of Corpus Christi up in June".

Measured in barrels per day (b/d), crude and condensate is up at 551,934 b/d in June of 2014 compared to 341,824 b/d for June of 2013.  Port Corpus Christi data is listed in short tons, Platts uses a conversion rate for light sweet crude, as found in the Eagle Ford Shale, of 277.24 lb/barrel. 

The continued upward trend of outbound shipments at the South Texas port are in direct correlation to steady production increase in the Eagle Ford Shale play. 

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Outbound shipments at Port Corpus Christi continue to rise.

Read more here.

Construction at voestalpine Texas progresses towards December 2015 opening

One of the world's top industrial and technology groups, voestalpine, is well underway in the construction of a high tech iron processing facility at Port Corpus Christi's La Quinta Trade Gateway. 

Word from voestalpine Texas is that the facility will be fully operational by December of 2015.  Workers are busy with land preparation and construction of docks for access to the deep water of the La Quinta Channel. 

The voestalpine Texas facility at Port Corpus Christi's La Quinta Trade Gateway will utilize natural gas from the South Texas Eagle Ford Shale in the production process for high quality Hot Briquetted Iron (HBI).  The iron will be processed to remove impurities resulting in HBI that will ultimately be used for high quality sheet steel for high end automobiles among other applications. 

The Corpus Christi Caller Times published a great update on the progress at voestalpine Texas, and includes a video.  Check it out by clicking the following link : EXCLUSIVE: voestalpine planning December 2015 plant opening (+ Video)

voestalpine Texas environmental stewardship

voestalpine Texas LLC is looking to set the benchmark for environmental practice for South Texas industry.  The voestalpine Group is based out of Linz, Austria.  The Group is in the process of building an industrial facility at Port Corpus Christi's La Quinta Trade Gateway.  voestalpine Texas LLC will produce high quality Hot Briquetted Iron, using natural gas as a reducing agent. 

In keeping with their committment to a healthy environment, voestalpine Texas recently pledged USD 1,500 to the "Skip the Plastic" campaign.  The campaign aims to reduce plastic bag litter along the waterways and beaches of the Corpus Christi region, and in the Gulf of Mexico. 

voestalpine Texas is looking to be a prime example of an industrial group successfully combining business with environmental stewardship. 

Read more on the voestalpine Group's blog here

Photo: voestalpine Texas; Neil McQueen (Skip the Plastic) with Matthias Pastl (Communication and Environment, voestalpine Texas LLC).
Photo: voestalpine Texas; Beach in Corpus Christi
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Alliance Between 2 Top Ports Strengthens World Trade Opportunity

Two of the world's leading port's re-affirmed their commitment to cooperatively boost world trade in Barranquilla, Colombia.  Port Corpus Christi and The Palermo Port Society representatives gathered to sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) in Colombia that had been signed in Corpus Christi, Texas earlier in 2014.  

The MOU establishes an alliance of cooperation aimed at generating new business by promoting efficient logistical land and sea port routes between Colombia's Palermo Port Society and The Port of the Lone Star State, Port Corpus Christi.  The cooperative alliance will support economic growth while increasing job opportunities and revenues at Port Corpus Christi and the Palermo Port Society.

There is a lot of news coming out of Colombia on this occasion.  Read the news from Barranquilla (Spanish) in the following links :

Diario ADN - Parlermo Sociedad Portuaria firmó convenio con Estados Unidos

El Universal - Alianza de Palermo Sociedad Portuaria y Puerto Corpus Christi

Emisora Atlantico -  Palermo Sociedad Portuaria firma alianza comercial con el Puerto Corpus Christi de Texas

#RegionCaribe - Sociedad Portuaria de Palermo firma acuerdo comercial con el Puerto del estado de Texas, Corpus Christi

BQEconomia - Acuerdo entre puerto de Palermo y el de Texas

News from Corpus Christi, The Caller Times - Port Partners with Colombian group

The press release from Port Corpus Christi is available here.

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Notice to Port Users:

Notice is hereby provided to all Port users that the Port of Corpus Christi Authority is considering revising Tariff 100-A, Item 220 – Charges for Corpus Christi International Seaman’s Center, to make this a mandatory assessment.

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