Calling at the port of Corpus Christi for the first time
Eagle Ford Terminals Corpus Christi, a joint venture of Plains All American Pipeline and Enterprise Products Partners L.P., recently docked its first vessel at its new dock on the Corpus Christi Ship Channel. The terminal consists of a vessel berth with a total depth of 14.3 m and loading capacity of 50,000 barrels of crude oil per hour, four crude oil storage tanks with an aggregate capacity of approximately 1.4 million barrels and the capability to expand.
The port of Corpus Christi is currently the third largest US port in terms of total revenue tonnage and is forecasting exports of nearly USD 15 billion of crude oil in 2019.
“It is imperative that we continue to develop the infrastructure needed to accommodate the growth from our rich production fields in Texas,” said Charles W. Zahn, Jr., chairman of the port of Corpus Christi’s authority commission. (fd)