Texas ports are taking measures to deepen, widen ship channels, expand port capacity; Florida port receives cargo from new Aframax crude tanker
By Bevo Beaven, Editor, Oil & Gas 360

The Texas Gulf Coast is host to two ports working to expand capacity to accommodate the booming U.S. crude oil export trade—Port of Houston and Port of Corpus Christi. The two port facilities are separated by 200 miles of Texas coastline.

The Port Commission of the Port of Houston Authority met in special session this week in which it moved to accelerate the widening of the Houston Ship Channel, which it deems the nation’s busiest waterway. This project will be the eleventh significant widening and deepening of the channel since its conception, th...


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