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A Unique Ability To Handle Project Cargo

Port Corpus Christi flourishes as America’s Wind Power Port

Fulfilling its role as America’s Wind Power Port, Port Corpus Christi not only is leading the way in transport and storage of wind energy components, it also is home to North America’s first on-port wind farm.

Relying upon its unique combination of logistical advantages for handling a full spectrum of project and break bulk cargos, Port Corpus Christi has, since 2006, handled hundreds of calls by vessels carrying wind energy components from such countries as China, India, Japan, Brazil and various European nations.

Shippers of wind energy components and other over sized, heavy-lift cargos through Port Corpus Christi benefit from the strongest dock on the Gulf of Mexico; direct discharge from vessels to either truck or rail at multiple uncongested docks; ready connectivity to the Interstate highway system, with minimal escort requirements; service by three Class I railroads; and more than 125 acres of paved laydown areas.

The port’s facilities for handling these cargos are in the shadow of Revolution Energy LLC’s Harbor Wind Project, the initial phase of which includes six 1. 5-megawatt turbines situated on the port’s Inner Harbor. Placed into service in early 2012, the turbines combine to produce enough clean energy to fulfill power needs for about 2,600 homes.

Just across Nueces Bay, on nonport property, are the two expansive Papalote Creek wind farms of Chicago-based E. ON Climate & Renewables, N.A., that have a total of 196 high-capacity turbines that combine to yield sufficient power for 114,000 American homes.

Components for these wind farms and others throughout Texas – the No. 1 U.S. wind energy production state – and beyond have quickly become a key commodity for Port Corpus Christi.

Corpus Christi serves as strategic military port

Since 1997, Port Corpus Christi has served the U.S. Department of Defense as a designated strategic military deployment port, putting its transloading facilities, staging capabilities, on-dock rail, convenient highway access, leading-edge security and other attributes to use in supporting military efforts locally and worldwide.

The Corpus Christi Army Depot, Naval Air Station Corpus Christi and Naval Air Station Kingsville are among South Texas installations benefiting from Port Corpus Christi military cargo capabilities.

Vehicles and other equipment and supplies are among military cargos that have moved through Port Corpus Christi in support of U.S. military operations throughout the world. In fact, Corpus Christi was among the top two U.S. ports in cargo moves for the Iraq War.