We're growing! Take a peek at our expansion plans.
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.
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.
Alongside Berth 7 of Velasco Container Terminal is 45 feet of water. As a part of 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.
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.
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.