Port of Corpus Christi Remains Operational Through Winter Storm
Feb 17, 2021
Corpus Christi, TX, USA – The Port of Corpus Christi continues to operate with limitations, in response to the freezing temperatures, heavy precipitation and areas of fog that overtook South Texas during the historic winter storm, which developed over the weekend.
Due to gale force winds and record low temperatures, the Aransas-Corpus Christi Pilots Association stopped boarding vessels in the Corpus Christi Ship Channel on Sunday, February 14. Based on the changing weather conditions, the Pilots have been moving vessels sporadically. Vital personnel supporting business operations continue to work from home as winter weather conditions are expected to persist for the next few days.
“We are monitoring the weather and collaborating closely with regional elected officials, Port of Corpus Christi users and area responders to ensure we navigate the dangerously low temperatures and wind chills safely and responsibly,” said Sean Strawbridge, Port of Corpus Christi Chief Executive Officer. “The safety of our stakeholders, employees and communities remains our top priority. We will share updates as they become available.”
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As a leader in U.S. Crude Oil export ports and a major economic engine of Texas and the nation, Port Corpus Christi is the largest port in the United States in total revenue tonnage. Strategically located on the western Gulf of Mexico with a 36-mile, soon to be 54-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.” www.portofcc.com
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