port freeport container operations

Achieving Milestones Through Mutual Success


In 2016, Port Freeport’s container volume throughput exceeded 100,000 TEUs.  Port Freeport is grateful for its deep-rooted long-term relationship shared with customers like Great White Fleet and Dole Fresh Fruit Company who have been partners for decades.  New partnerships were entered with Mediterranean Shipping Company and CMA CGM in 2014 and 2018 respectively, and Port Freeport looks forward to further growth among all lines calling the Port.


In 2014, two state-of-the-art ZPMC post-panamax ship-to-shore gantry cranes arrived at Port Freeport.  The environmentally friendly 100 gauge ship-to-shore cranes have an outreach of 18 containers across and are capable of 35 moves per hour. The maximum safe working load per crane is 110 tons.

Container operations take place at Berth 7, located at Velasco Container Terminal. Berth 7 has a depth of 46 feet.   The Freeport Harbor Channel Improvement Project is expected to complete in 2023.  Once completed Berth 7 will have an operational depth of 51 feet and be the deepest container terminal on the Texas Gulf.


Velasco Container Terminal

Velasco Container Terminal is a union operated facility offering highly skilled ILA labor for operations.  Ports America, Freeport Terminals and Red Hook Terminals offer stevedoring services at Velasco.


Velasco Terminal Expansion

Port Freeport will also be expanding Velasco Terminal by adding 1600’ feet of new berths.  Construction of Berth 8 is scheduled to commence in the fourth quarter of 2019 and be completed in 2022.  Berth 8 will be 1,050 feet in length.   Construction on the remaining 550 feet of berth will commence in 2023. Along with the new berths, the Port will be adding a minimum of 2additional post-panamax gantry cranes per berth.

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Container Cargo at the Port

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Chiquita Container Operations at Port Freeport

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Port Freeport Container Operations In Action

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Container operations at the Port

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