China: Port Corpus Christi, Tianjin Port Ink MoU Aimed to Generate New Business
The Port of Corpus Christi and the Tianjin Port (Group) Co., Ltd signed a memorandum of understanding yesterday. The Tianjin Port Authority hosted a delegation of the Port of Corpus Christi, led by City of Corpus Christi Mayor Joe Adame, for the official signing of the MOU.
The cooperation alliance between Port Corpus Christi and Tianjin Port is aimed at generating new business by promoting the all water route between Asia and the Port of Corpus Christi Authority, and by promoting the all water route between North America (including Gulf of Mexico) and the Tianjin Port (Group) Co., Ltd.
“Our Port is honored of signing this agreement. The enhancement of the Port’s relationship with the Tianjin Port Group plays a very important role in linking our Port with ports in Asia as we continue to develop strategic business partnerships with countries in the Eastern Hemisphere, ” said John LaRue, Executive Director, Port Corpus Christi.
As part of the agreement both ports will cooperate with each other in achieving a generation of new improved business by increasing the level of services available. These opportunities will support the levels of opportunities for economic growth for each of the region’s the ports are located.
Future private investment projects are expected to impact the growth of the Port of Corpus Christi in the near future, namely the construction of a steel pipe mill by Tianjin Pipe Corporation, the expansion of the Port’s Bulk Terminal to support long term leases with Ambre and Millennium for the handling of their coal exports operations to Asia, South America and Europe, the extension of the La Quinta Channel and the construction of the La Quinta Trade Gateway Multipurpose Facility.
About Tianjin Port
Tianjin Port is the largest artificial port in China. It locates at the estuary ofHaihe River and the cross point of Beijing-Tianjin city band and Bohai Rim economic circle. It is the sea gate of Beijing and Tianjin, the important international trade port in northern China and the link to connect Northeast Asia and Central and West Asia. Tianjin Port covers water and land area nearly 310 km2, in which land area is 107km2. At present, the main navigation channel is 35 km long with water depth of-19.5m, which is available for ship of250,000 tons to enter and leave port freely and ship of 300,000 tons with high tide. There are totally 151 various berths in Tianjin Port, including 96 berths over 10,000 tons. The total quay length is 32,000 m. As the main body of Tianjin Port, Tianjin Port (Group) Co., Ltd. possesses total assets of more than 70 billion yuan, over 60 secondary enterprises including two listed companies at home and abroad. The company will insist on “people-oriented ” and the essential enterprise culture idea of “make port developed and individual successj’ul “, and the enterprise mission of “carry expectation of society, collect and distribute Chinese & foreign culture “.
About Port Corpus Christi
As the primary economic engine of the Coastal Bend, Port Corpus Christi is 5th largest port in the United States in total tonnage. The Port’s mission statement is to “serve as a regional economic development catalyst while protecting and enhancing its existing industrial base and simultaneously working to diversify its international maritime cargo business. “
Strategically located on the western Gulf of Mexico, with a straight, 45′ deep channel, the Port 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 and direct connections to three Class-1 railroads and uncongested interstate and state highways. The Port 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 “More Than You Can Sea. ”
Source: portofcc, October 19, 2011;