Companies from China, Austria, Switzerland, Italy, and the United States have located major operations along San Patricio County’s La Quinta Ship Channel at the Port of Corpus Christi, taking advantage of the ability to ship from Texas to anywhere in the world. Seventy miles south of the Eagle Ford Shale play and 200 miles southwest of Houston, the Port is vital to the success of San Patricio’s major natural gas refining, manufacturing and agriculture industries.
PCCA is the largest port in revenue tonnage, and largest energy export gateway. The Port boasts a 47-foot-deep channel, three Class I railroads – BNSF, KCS, and UP – and a location adjacent to connecting Texas highways Interstate 37 and Highway 181. With all these assets at our disposal, our mission is and always will be to leverage commerce to drive prosperity for Corpus Christi and the Coastal Bend. Quick access to the Gulf of Mexico and the entire United States inland waterway system, the Port delivers unprecedented access to overland transportation, with on-site and direct connections to three Class-I railroads, BNSF, KCS, and UP, and direct, vessel-to-rail discharge capabilities.