Hurricane Beryl Impact to the Port: Hurricane Readiness Condition 3

Jul 03, 2024


Corpus Christi, TX, USA – Due to the active tropical conditions anticipated in the Gulf of Mexico, the Port of Corpus Christi has increased its Hurricane Readiness Status to Hurricane Readiness Level 3 (Increased Readiness), in accordance with its 2024 Hurricane Readiness Plan. The Port continues to monitor possible impact scenarios for the developing system in and around the Coastal Bend region.

The Port of Corpus Christi remains fully engaged in general readiness activities in coordination with surrounding communities, industry partners and state and federal agencies. All Port of Corpus Christi users shall immediately adhere to the requirements and recommendations set forth in U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) Marine Safety Information Bulletin (MSIB) 55-24 and forthcoming MSIBs.

The USCG Captain of Sector Port Corpus Christi (CoTP) has set Port Condition Whiskey from the Colorado Locks to the U.S. Mexico border, including the Port of Corpus Christi, effective 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, July 3, 2024. Under this condition, owners, operators or agents of all self-propelled oceangoing vessels over 500 gross tons, all barges and their support tugs should review USCG plans to depart or remain in port.

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About Port Corpus Christi

As a leader in U.S. energy export ports and a major economic engine of Texas and the nation, the Port of Corpus Christi is the third-largest port in the United States in total waterborne tonnage. Strategically located on the western Gulf of Mexico with a 36-mile, soon to be 54-foot (MLLW) deep channel, the Port of Corpus Christi is a major gateway to international and domestic maritime commerce. The Port of Corpus Christi has excellent railroad and highway network connectivity via three North American Class-1 railroads and two major interstate highways. With an outstanding staff overseen by its seven-member commission, the Port of Corpus Christi is “Moving America’s Energy.” For more information about the Port of Corpus Christi, visit


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