Located 19 miles inland from the Gulf of Mexico, and less than 2 hours from sea buoy to dock, is North America’s premier break-bulk and bulk terminal, The Port of Port Arthur.
Whether you are in town for business or traveling with family, you will appreciate and enjoy Port Arthur’s proximity to the Gulf and Louisiana. It is Port Arthur’s strategic location on the Texas/Louisiana border that makes it a driving economic force in the region. Throughout history, Port Arthur and Sabine Lake has been an avenue for trade. Since its founding in 1895, the town was envisioned as a center for trade and tourism. By 1957, Port Arthur was known as the center of the world’s prosperous oil refining facilities.
Today, the Port Arthur Economic Development Corporation and industry leaders work together to promote economic growth and quality of life in Port Arthur.
John C. Maxwell, entrepreneur and author of various books on the topic of leadership, stated, “A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way and shows the way. “These traits are embodied in the PAEDC Board of Directors and its CEO, Floyd Batiste.
“The Board encompasses business owners, business managers, educators, and residents, whose common goal is to boost and enable positive economic growth and a better quality of life for all citizens of our community” says Batiste. “As CEO, I work closely with our Board to maintain a vigorous line of communication with businesses.
“Port Arthur’s distinct history includes the petrochemical industry, oil and gas companies, pipe fabrication, steel making, warehousing, distribution, manufacturing, and government services. “Our community has a diversified and talented workforce, and this makes us an attractive location for potential commercial businesses” according to Batiste. “When you connect these factors with the City Planning and Zoning Board’s willingness to expedite land development applications, an exceptional transportation network and a utility infrastructure that is always being improved; it gives Port Arthur an upper hand when competing in the marketplace for new business.
“Port Arthur is in the early stages of a modern day economic boom with several large projects involving the energy infrastructure are underway or proposed, the two largest being the Golden Pass and Sabine Pass LNG terminals. Over the past several years, many companies have decided to build in the community and call Port Arthur their home. Reliable Polymer Services (RPS), SETPOINT, Lockwood International, PENTAIR, Team Fabricators, Tyco Wilfire, MPW Industrial Water Services, JZ Russell Industries, Triangle Waste Solutions, Bio Medical Waste, Dashiell Dacon, just to name a few.
The staff and leadership of Port Arthur Economic Development Corporation are available to assist you with economic incentives and hard work to make every effort to help your business grow.
Port Arthur’s proximity to the Gulf not only makes it one of Texas’ leading seaports, it also makes it a mecca for outdoor adventure. Nature lovers and sportsmen can head to the beaches, wetlands or waterways for fun or some of the best fishing and hunting in the region. Other area attractions include the Museum of the Gulf Coast with its Jurassic to Joplin depiction of the history of the area. As well as several historic homes, the Queen of Peace Shrine and Gardens and Pleasure Island.
With a mild climate and a supercharged business atmosphere, Port Arthur can help you attain your goals and enjoy life while doing it.
The Port of Port Arthur is positioned to efficiently and effectively handle any type of cargo from forest products, steel, project, and military to name a few. The Port of Port Arthur is the ultimate direct transfer facility for international cargo shipping and in the year 2000 an expansion that included all the operating features demanded by the maritime industry.
Less than two hours from sea to transit, the Port of Port Arthur is North America’s ultimate direct transfer facility positioned on the Gulf of Mexico to competitively handle any type of commodity.
The forest products industry wanted and got the finest transit shed to protect newsprint, linerboard, wood pulp, paperboard, plywood and lumber. To give them what they wanted, we not only duplicated the superior quality of our existing shed – we added extra-large hanger type doors (36 ft. wide X 24 ft. high); state of the art lighting for ’round-the-clock safe traffic; an enclosed rail and truck apron for all-weather operations; and a storm water drain system throughout the apron dock that includes 36 ft. X 12 ft. door gratings.
The metals industry wanted more open storage and rail accommodations. What they got was an extension of the existing 50 car dockside capacity to 150 rail cars for direct transfer; and asphalt surfaced open storage up to 18 acres.
Need RoRo capability? You’ve got it – 80 ft. wide with direct rail transfer if needed. When you are tallying up all our assets, remember to include high security that is built into the system that makes the Port of Port Arthur the ultimate direct transfer facility and finest forest products transit terminal in North America.
Truck Transportation: Convenient access to interstate highways. Port Equipment: The Port is equipped to handle any type breakbulk general cargo, including, but not limited to: forest products; iron and steel products; dry bulk cargoes; project and military cargo; and bagged and bailed goods.
The Port is connected to the KCS Railroad providing direct intermodal service to and from major markets of the United States and Canada.
This article is courtesy of the FDI Alliance