A Straight Channel Leads Straight to Business
With a straight, 47’deep channel and strategic location on the western Gulf of Mexico, Port Corpus Christi provides quick access to the Gulf, the United States inland waterway system and the world beyond.
Corpus Christi Ship Channel
The channel has a draft of 47’, authorized and permitted for 54′. Port Corpus Christi has actively taken measures to deepen and widen the ship channel to accommodate larger vessels and enhance efficiencies.
Corpus Christi Ship Channel Improvement Project
The Corpus Christi Ship Channel Improvement Project is the Congressionally authorized project to deepen and widen the Port’s 47’ channel to a depth of 54’ from the Gulf of Mexico to the Viola Turning Basin in the Inner Harbor, and to extend the existing 47’ La Quinta Ship Channel 1.4 miles at a depth of 43’ to the Port’s La Quinta Multi-Purpose Facility, which was completed in 2012.
Learn more about the Corpus Christi Ship Channel Project.