The Port of Port Arthur completed an expansion in 2000 that included all the operating features needed by the maritime industry. This expansion made the Port the ultimate direct transfer facility for international shipping. The dock of the Port is a total of 3,102 and provides enough room over 300 rail cars. Its connection to the KCS Railroad and interstate highways provides convenient access for transporters.
In 2000, the Port of Port Arthur completed an expansion that
included all the operating features needed by the maritime industry making it
the ultimate direct transfer facility for international shipping. Taking less
than two hours from sea to transit, it is a critical transfer facility for
North America with its positioning on the Gulf of Mexico allowing it to competitively
handle any type of commodity.
The existing shed was duplicated and extra-large hanger type
doors were added to give the forest products industry the finest transit shed
to protect newsprint, linerboard, wood pulp, paperboard, plywood and lumber.
State of the art lighting was added to provide around-the-clock safe traffic.
An enclosed rail and truck apron was built for all-weather operations. A storm
water drain system was also put in throughout the apron dock.
An extension was added to an existing 50 car dockside providing
the metals industry with more capacity to hold an additional 100 rail cars for
direct transfer. An asphalt surfaced also gave the industry 18 more acres for
The total length of the dock is 3,102 feet. There is 518,400
square feet of shed storage in the Port. The Port Rail System consist of 3
wharf tracks that can hold up to 150 rail cars. Two shed tracks offer an
addition 80 car capacity and a six track storage yard provides another 140 car
capacity. Connected to the KCS Railroad,
the Port provides direct intermodal service to and from major markets in the
United States and Canada. Interstate highways provide convenient access for
truck transportation. The Port is equipped to handle any type breakbulk general