Corpus Christi port seeks proposals for container facility
The Port of Corpus Christi, Texas, is soliciting proposals to develop a major container terminal in the western Gulf of Mexico. 'Qualified terminal operators and their partners,' the port noted, should respond by Aug. 17. The port expects to select a finalist by Aug. 31.
An initial lease for the facility could be 'as short as 30 years and as long as 50 years,' the Port of Corpus Christi said in a statement.
In 1998, the port bought a 1,084-acre site near two major highways. An existing 45-foot-deep shipping channel ends within one mile of the site. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has authorized an extension of that channel at a depth of 39 feet.
The new terminal, which would ultimately have 3,700 feet of channel frontage, would be located 17 nautical miles 'from the sea buoy in the Gulf of Mexico with no overhead restrictions,' the port said.
For more information, contact John LaRue, executive director of the Port of Corpus Christi, at firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit http://www.portofcorpuschristi.com.