John La Rue - CEO Strategically located on the western Gulf of Mexico, Port Corpus Christi is the sixth largest port in the United States in total tonnage. With a straight, 45' deep channel, the Port provides quick access to the Gulf, the United States inland waterway system and the world beyond. Port Corpus Christi continues to secure its role as the Energy Port of the America's. Roots in the petrochemical industries run deep. Natural gas is very important to the industries investing billions of dollars around the South Texas port. Port Corpus Christi is the top wind energy port in the nation. Including wind turbine components, project cargoes related to other energy sectors are frequently handled at Port Corpus Christi docks. Port Corpus Christi has a number of projects setup within a $1 billion capital investment plan. A major item already underway is the deepening of the Corpus Christi Ship Channel from 45 to 52 feet. Tour Information The Port of Corpus Christi Speakers Bureau consists of knowledgeable individuals, exciting topics, and personable presenters. Presentations and Tours are available, and scheduled the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month. Security Clearance procedures require scheduling at least 15 days prior to desired date. We'd love to talk to you about The Port of the Lone Star State! Our speakers are available for presentations at your school, business, or organization. Please contact Community Relations Coordinator, Liz Cantu for more information.