First vessel docking at new Eagle Ford Terminals facility

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On Wednesday, September 11, Eagle Terminals Corpus Christi LLC accommodates its first vessel at its new dock on the Corpus Christi Ship Channel.

LLC is a joint initiative between Plains All American Pipeline and Enterprise Products Partners LP. The terminal provides producers with an additional option to move developing crude oil production from the Permian Basin and South Texas to markets where it can help to power progress, spark innovation and advance quality of life.

Sean Strawbridge, Chief Executive Officer for the Port of Corpus Christi stated: “The Plains All American / Enterprise Eagle Ford EF1 Terminal is now in operation, adding incremental export capacity to the region. The Port of Corpus Christi applauds this addition to our gateway’s Permian Basin export pipelines.”

The Port of Corpus Christi is the largest port in the USA in total revenue tonnage and is forecasting exports of nearly $15 billion of crude oil in 2019.

Corpus Christi also has partnered with Lone Star Ports on developing a new petroleum export terminal. In the meantime, the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) awarded the first dredging contract for the Corpus Christi Ship Channel Improvement Project to Great Lakes Dredge and Dock Company (GLDD). This will deepen the channel to a depth of 56 feet from the Channel entrance to Harbor Island, and has a planned depth of 54 feet throughout the rest of the harbor.