Port Freeport receives all-water express service from Asia

On December 10th, the M/V ZHONG GU FU JIAN (2010 built, Chinese Flagged) berthed at Port Freeport's Velasco Container Terminal. The arrival of the 902-foot long 4,963 TEU vessel marks another milestone for Port Freeport as the first container vessel to offer all-water service from Asia into Port Freeport."Port Freeport's recent announcement of completing the first portion of the Freeport Harbor Channel Improvement Project and the ongoing expansion of the ... [+]

Port Freeport Reaches Milestone

Over the last year, Port Freeport has continued to experience rapid growth, reaching a new milestone of over106,000 vehicle units handled in partnership with Amports, who offers vehicle processing and terminal management services. "What began as a modest facility of about 38 acres and five vessel calls per month, has grown ... [+]

Port Freeport announces completion of Improvement Project

The Port Freeport is pleased to announce Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Corporation has completed the first segment of the Freeport Harbor Channel Improvement Project. Port Freeport and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers broke ground on the segment in April 2021.“The completion of Reach 3 is a great accomplishment ... [+]

Port Freeport Commission lowers tax rate

The Port Freeport Commission has approved the Fiscal Year 2022 budget and passed a resolution to adopt a tax rate of $0.040000 which is less than the No New Revenue Tax Rate of$0.040080. The new total tax rate of $0.040000 includes $0.016606 dedicated to debt service and $0.023394 directed to ... [+]

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 ... [+]

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. ... [+]

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