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Grounbreaking Port Freeport

Port Freeport in Freeport, Texas, celebrated a historic milestone on April 8, 2021 with a ceremonial groundbreaking for the Freeport Harbor Channel Improvement Project, a federal cost-shared initiative with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE). The channel is being dredged from its current 46 feet to depths ranging from 51 to 56 feet. The channel deepening project has been a strategic initiative for Port Freeport for many years, receiving Congressional ... [+]

Port Freeport announces contest winners

Port Freeport is pleased to announce the winners of the 21 st Annual Take-A-Child Fishing Tournament (TACFT) Logo Drawing Contest. Brazoria County’s youth ages 3-14 are eligible to enter the contest and are invited by flyers distributed electronically to the schools within the Navigation District. The first-place winner of ... [+]

Wallenius Wilhelmsen makes First Call to Port Freeport

Port Freeport announced that Wallenius Wilhelmsen, a global shipping and logistic solutions provider, recently made its initial port call to Port Freeport. This service from Asia to the Gulf Coast will continue to bring automobiles on Wallenius Wilhelmsen ocean vessels into Freeport. “We were very proud to welcome Wallenius Wilhelmsen ... [+]

Port Freeport Receives First Rail Shipment from Vulcan Materials Co.

The first rail shipment from Vulcan Materials Company has arrived the Port Freeport's Parcel 14 multi-modal industrial park, a 250-acre site adjacent to State Highway 36. Union Pacific, a long-term partner of Port Freeport, delivered 95 gondola railcars loaded with aggregate limestone rock from Medina County, Texas. "Port Freeport is excited ... [+]

Port Freeport Awards Contract for Expansion for Container Terminal

On November 14th, Port Freeport Commissioners approved a construction contract with McCarthy Building Companies, Inc. for the expansion of Velasco Container Terminal in an amount not to exceed $129,677,607. The Velasco Terminal expansion, which includes Berth 8, features over 925 feet of berth extension and will accommodate post-Panamax gantry cranes. The ... [+]

Port Freeport celebrates rail development ribbon cutting

On June 28th, Port Freeport and their honored guests joined together for a ribbon cutting ceremony marking the completion of Phase 1 of the Parcel 14 Rail Development, a 250-acre site adjacent to State Highway 36. In August 2017, Port Freeport broke ground on the $21 million Parcel 14 Rail Development Project. ... [+]

Port Freeport receives federal grant for Phase 2 of rail project

On June 12th, Port Freeport was awarded $6.3 million in funding from the U.S. Department of Transportation Consolidated Rail Infrastructure and Safety Improvements (CRISI) Grant Program to assist with funding the second phase of the Parcel 14 Rail Development. "These investments in intercity passenger and freight rail will benefit surrounding communities, ... [+]

Port Freeport, Panama Canal Authority Extend Partnership

On November 9th, Port Freeport Commissioners agreed to extend the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Panama Canal Authority (ACP) for an additional five years. In 2012, both parties signed the MOU as a joint effort to help promote business between the ACP and Port Freeport. "On June 26, 2016, the ... [+]

Port Freeport Celebrates Rail Groundbreaking

Port Freeport and their honored guests recently joined together for a groundbreaking ceremony marking the commencement for construction of the Phase 1 of the Parcel 14 Rail Development.  The rail project has been one of the port’s long term strategic objectives for many years and will enhance landside accessibilities and ... [+]

Port Freeport Commission Recognizes Safety Milestones

The Port Freeport Commissioners honored best safety performance at August 26’s Commissioners’ Meeting. They recognized Ports America, International Longshoremen Association Local No. 30 and Port Freeport employees for achieving a year without a lost time injury; meaning no injuries to the employees resulting in time away from their jobs.  These ... [+]

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