Media Advisory: Port of Corpus Christi To Host Town Hall in Laredo as Part of RAPPORT, Community Listening Tour

Aug 01, 2018


Corpus Christi, TX, USA – On Tuesday, August 7, 2018, Port of Corpus Christi staff and Port Commission members will welcome stakeholders and community members to the latest stop on the Port’s town hall series, RAPPORT Laredo. RAPPORT brings community members together with Port representatives and officials for open dialogue and updates on Port activities, at a time when the Port is undergoing several critical expansion and improvement projects.

Special guest, Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28), is slated to speak at the event. Congressman Cuellar has been an active supporter of the Corpus Christi Ship Channel Improvement Project. Earlier this year, Cuellar joined other Members of the Texas Congressional Delegation to pen a letter to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), imploring the USACE to designate more discretionary funding to the project.

The Port began its new town hall series, RAPPORT, in 2017, as an exchange of ideas, and an opportunity to learn more about what is going on at the Energy Port of the Americas. To date, the Port has hosted forums in Midland and Portland, Texas, in Corpus Christi at the Del Mar College Center for Economic Development, on North Padre Island and in San Antonio at The Studio at The Historic Pearl. Port Corpus Christi invites the Laredo business community to this upcoming event to explore opportunities for collaboration and business development. Learn more about RAPPORT here.

WHAT: RAPPORT with Port Corpus Christi

WHEN & WHERE: 5:30 p.m., Tuesday, August 7, 2018 • Laredo Country Club, 1415 Country Club Dr.


About Port Corpus Christi As the leading U.S. Crude Oil export port and a major economic engine of Texas and the nation, Port Corpus Christi is the 4th largest port in the United States in total tonnage. Strategically located on the western Gulf of Mexico with a 36 mile, 47 foot (MLLW) deep channel, Port Corpus Christi is a major gateway to international and domestic maritime commerce. The Port 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, Port Corpus Christi is “Moving America’s Energy.”

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