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Port Freeport boasts a central and accessible location just 65 miles south of downtown Houston, as well as a wide open area of acreage for further expansion. Our port is home to a wide range of commercial enterprises and industrial businesses. We continue to take steps to expand our infrastructure and capabilities to accommodate rigorous demands.

Harbor Channel Deepening and Widening Project

Port Freeport plans to deepen the entrance and jetty channel under an Army Corps of Engineers Approved General Reevaluation and Review. The Harbor Channel will be deepened from 45 feet to 55 feet.

Velasco Container Terminal

Alongside Berth 7 of Velasco Container Terminal is 45 feet of water. As a part the deepening and widening project, the depth will be increased to 50 feet alongside. Additionally two future berths will be constructed to achieve a minimum of 2,200 linear feet for the berthing of Panamax to Post-Panamax class vessels.

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Acres are concrete paved, but with this additional development will increase the area to about 90 operational acres. As a part of the expansion plan for Velasco Container Terminal, the land directly behind Berth 7 and future Berths 8 & 9 will be developed.

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In 2015, Port Freeport handled 125,000 TEUs, which was up 25% from the previous year. Once phase 1 of the back land development is complete, there will be 90 acres available for container operations. This area is estimated to have a capacity of 800,000 TEUs annually.

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Port Freeport also has plans to install an additional 5 Post-Panamax Gantry Cranes to expedite the cargo operations for the larger ships that will be arriving.

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The final phase of the Velasco Container Terminal expansion is to develop and additional 130 acres of back land in order to achieve 1.5-2.0 million TEUs per year.

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