“What’s New With CRA” Blog: The Port of Port Arthur- Doing Business Internationally and Making Waves | 01/25/2016
By: Laci Theriot
The Port of Port Arthur is more than just a direct transfer facility, it is a hub of international marine transportation. Just miles east of Houston and known for its quick turnaround service, the Port provides roll-on/roll-off capability, storage and rail accommodations, breakbulk and military cargo handling, and supports the metal, iron, steel, and lumber industries. Their operations are fully designed to accommodate all barging and shipping lines, and they are a center of distribution for German Pellets, a world-wide fuel resource. The Port works with Ocean Carriers such as Spliethoff’s (Mediterranean), Star Shipping (Brazil, Europe, Mediterranean), and Hanjin (Mexico, Brazil) and is near major private marine terminals such as Motiva Enterprises (Shell) and Valero Refining.
CRA has performed many surveys in Port Arthur for various dredging, navigation, and capital projects. from an underwater culvert inspection between connecting ponds to multibeam depth soundings in the Port Arthur Turning Basin marsh to surveying and research on existing pipelines for the future deepening project on the Sabine-Neches Waterway. CRA is also involved in the Southeast Texas Waterways Advisory Council (SETWAC) and are hosting our ‘Dredging Your Docks” seminars together with Orion Marine Group in Southeast Texas every odd numbered year. “The Port of Port Arthur has been a big contributor to the economic success of the Golden Triangle in the past decade. You can tell that their outlook is about being proactive for the future. Unlike many institutions of their size, they trade and have built a commerce platform just as much as the big ports like Seattle, Miami, and New York. They always seem to have some major maintenance dredging projects in the area, considering their local competitors are just down the road in the ports of Beaumont and Orange.” said Laci Theriot, Marketing Coordinator at CRA.
*Credit: Research and statistics enclosed in this blog were provided by the Port of Arthur. Please visit www.portofportarthur.com for more information.