The Port of Corpus Christi ended 2020 with record tonnage, mainly attributable to a 65 percent increase in crude oil shipments from 2019. The Port set a new annual tonnage record of 159.7 million tons, a 31 percent increase over 2019, as well as a new monthly record of 15.9 million tons for December, 15 percent higher than December 2019. This performance helped push fourth quarter results to a new quarterly record of 42.2 million tons, surpassing the prior record from Q1-2020.
Port of Corpus Christi Ends Third Consecutive Year on 100 Percent Renewable Energy, Continuing Environmental Stewardship Commitment
Continuing its commitment to environmental, social, and governance (ESG) leadership, the Port of Corpus Christi has completed its third consecutive year operating on 100 percent renewable energy, the first Port Authority to do so in the world.
Congress passed the bipartisan Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) of 2020, which provides authority for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) to carry out water resource development projects and studies; the legislation also reforms and provides policy direction to the USACE for implementation of its civil works missions including navigation construction projects such as the Corpus Christi Ship Channel Improvement Project.
The Port of Corpus Christi Authority Commission approved a lease agreement and related pipeline easement for the Bluewater Texas Terminals, LLC (BWTX) offshore deepwater port project — a 50/50 joint venture between Texas-based Phillips 66 and Trafigura Group Pte. Ltd. This agreement facilitates BWTX’s plans to provide safe and environmentally friendly infrastructure for the increasing exports of responsibly produced U.S. crude oil to the global demand markets that prefer U.S. energy.
The Port of Corpus Christi’s Foreign Trade Zone (FTZ) has been named the best in the nation by Site Selection Magazine, a recognition of the efforts by the Port and its customers to promote economic development and job growth in the Texas Coastal Bend region.
The Port of Corpus Christi, in partnership with NuStar, will hold the annual “A Tree for All” donation event to help families in need celebrate the holiday season with their loved ones.
Through the regional spread of the COVID-19 pandemic and the subsequent economic downturn, the Port of Corpus Christi remains committed to its community and therefore will not alter plans to open its biannual call for sponsorship applications from Coastal Bend nonprofit organizations.
The Port of Corpus Christi has returned its Hurricane Readiness Status to Port Condition 5 (normal seasonal readiness), in accordance with its 2020 Hurricane Readiness Plan and the passing of Tropical Storm Beta. The Port Authority continues to monitor the tropics for any potential storm threats that may form during the remainder of hurricane season.
Corpus Christi, TX, USA – In response to the forecasted trajectory and intensity of Tropical Storm Beta, the Port of Corpus Christi has decreased its Hurricane Readiness Status to Port…
Anticipating the landfall of Tropical Storm Beta, The Port of Corpus Christi has increased its Hurricane Readiness Status to Port Condition 2 (Tropical Hazards expected within 24 hours), in accordance with its 2020 Hurricane Readiness Plan. The Port continues to monitor possible impact scenarios for the developing Tropical Storm Beta in and around the Texas Coastal Bend region.