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New Marine Terminal for Port of Corpus Christi

[ April 8, 2018   //   ]

Port of Corpus Christi Approves Lease Agreement with Castleton Commodities International for a New Marine Terminal

Port Corpus Christi commissioners have approved a lease agreement with CCI Corpus Christi Infrastructure LLC (CCI) for approximately 55 acres of land on the north side of the Corpus Christi Ship Channel in the Inner Harbor. From there CCI will construct and operate a marine terminal facility for export of US crude oil, condensate and refined petroleum products via a new oil dock.

“This lease agreement aligns with the Port’s vision to be the Energy Port of the Americas and the strategic plan goal by supporting the infrastructure developments necessary to move increasing volumes of US-produced energy toward global markets,” said Charles W. Zahn, Chairman Port Commission. “We look forward to expanding the business at the Port and continue to build a mutually beneficial relationship with CCI.”

“This initiative is the outgrowth of CCI’s long-standing relationship with the Port of Corpus Christi.  We find the prospect of promoting energy producer access to global markets to be exciting,” said John Wang, Managing Director in the Strategy/Principal Investment Group of Castleton Commodities International.

Under the terms of the Lease Agreement, the port will construct a new oil dock (Oil Dock 22) and CCI will install the loading arms, handling equipment, storage tanks and other facilities. The Port will dredge a berth to accommodate Suezmax tankers at Oil Dock 22 and CCI will have exclusive use of the Dock 22 Berth.

From 2016 to 2017, the Port’s crude oil exports increased by 267%, from an average of 83,488 BPD, to 306,334 BPD.