Specialized Dry Bulk Handling
Bulk Dock 1
Coal, ore, minerals and other dry bulk commodities can be discharged directly from vessels to railcars or trucks at Bulk Dock #1. This facility can also be used to load vessels when special handling is required.
Location and Access
Bulk Dock #1, which is operated by the Port of Corpus Christi Authority, is located at the Bulk Terminal, on the north side of Tule Lake Channel in the Inner Harbor. Road access is via Joe Fulton International Trade Corridor. Rail service is provided by the BNSF Railway, Kansas City Southern Railway and Union Pacific Railroad through the Corpus Christi Terminal Railroad, Inc. (CCTR).
From bottom of bucket to water line at MHT 83ft at maximum crane outreach for either 18 or 52 cubic yard bucket. Panamax class vessels are handled at this facility. Please contact your stevedore for details on handling vessels exceeding 700 feet in length and/or exceeding 36 (MLLW) feet draft.
The Liebherr LPS 550 has a free digging rate of 600 short tons per hour when loading direct to truck using an 18 cubic yard bucket to discharge products weighing 150 pounds per cubic foot. Actual productivity varies depending on the product and type of operation.
Draft: 36 ft (MLLW)
Slip Length: 835 ft
Dock Length: 396 ft
Gantry Crane Travel Length: 335 ft
Loaded Bucket Outreach: 157 ft
Bulk Dock 2
Coal, petroleum coke, and other dry bulk commodities can be loaded directly to vessels from bottom dump railcars, dump trucks or storage at Bulk Dock #2.
Location and Access
Bulk Dock #2, which is operated by the Port of Corpus Christi Authority, is located at the Bulk Terminal on the north side of the Tule Lake Channel in the Inner Harbor. Road access is via Navigation Boulevard. Rail service is provided by the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway, Tex-Mex Railway Co. and Union Pacific Railroad through the Corpus Christi Terminal Railroad, Inc. (CCTR). A certified rail track scale is located convenient to the Bulk Terminal for accurate weighing of railcars.
From bottom of spout to waterline at MHW: 62 ft Panamax class vessels are handled at this facility. Vessels over 850 feet length overall must be shifted to permit full access by the loader.
The radial shiploader is capable of loading products weighing 55 pounds per cubic foot at a maximum rate of 1500 tons per hour. Actual productivity will vary depending on the product and vessel. Quotations and arrangements for loading vessels at this facility can be obtained from the local stevedores.
Draft: 47 ft (MLLW)
Slip Length: 1,270 ft
Dock Length: 375 ft
Loading Area (without shifting): 350 feet on a 135 ft beam
Outreach from Face of Dock: 87 ft