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Port of Corpus Christi
News Release
Thursday, March 23, 2017

US Army Recognizes Port Corpus Christi for Operational Support

 

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – On March 3, 2017 at the Port Readiness Committee Meeting, U.S. Army LTC Brad Bane, presented recognition to Port Corpus Christi COO/Deputy Executive Director, Sean Strawbridge, for Port Corpus Christi’s support during recent Military Out-Load operations.  The U.S. Army 842nd Transportation Battalion loaded and deployed over 1600 pieces of equipment including a fleet of Apache Helicopters via Port Corpus Christi. 

“At Port Corpus Christi, we are proud to support the operations of our United States Military.  Our port facilitates commerce to the world, and stands ready to back our military for the swift movement of equipment for our troops.  We are grateful of the recognition from LTC Bane, and the 842nd Transportation Battalion,” said Charles W. Zahn, Jr. Port Corpus Christi Commission Chair. 
 
Port Corpus Christi is a designated Strategic U.S. Military Port, and has facilitated numerous operations in support of our military for deployments and returns.  The port received its strategic designation in December of 1997. 
 
About Port Corpus Christi
As the primary economic engine of the Coastal Bend, Port Corpus Christi is the 5th largest port in the United States in total tonnage.   Our mission; to “Leverage Commerce to Drive Prosperity.”  Our vision; “To be the energy port of the America’s.”  Strategically located on the western Gulf of Mexico, with a straight, 45’ deep channel, Port Corpus Christi provides quick access to the Gulf and the entire United States inland waterway system. The Port delivers outstanding access to overland transportation with on-site direct connections to three Class-1 railroads and uncongested interstate and state highways. Port Corpus Christi is protected by a state-of-the-art security department and an award-winning Environmental Management System.  With outstanding management and operations staff, Port Corpus Christi is clearly “Moving America’s Energy.”
http://www.portcorpuschristi.com/
Port Corpus Christi is a member of START (South Texas Alliance for Regional Trade), a collaborative effort that highlights business opportunities in South Texas in the manufacturing, energy, aerospace, international trade, military, and other sectors and the related strategic support provided by Port San Antonio, Port Corpus Christi, and Port Laredo.
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