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Corpus Christi port scraps plans for container terminal


The Port of Corpus Christi, Texas, has cancelled plans for a proposed container facility at the La Quinta Trade Gateway due to its proximity to a residential community.

The facility would have involved a heavy use of trucks, high-profile cranes and on-dock rail operations. The noise and light from such operations "would likely have a negative impact" on nearby residential areas, port officials said in a press release.

Port officials consequently removed the container terminal concept from the La Quinta Trade Gateway master plan.

The development also would have included a multipurpose dock and industrial space for tenants such as voestalpine Texas and the Gulf Cotton Compress, according to the port.

The 1,300-acre La Quinta Trade Gateway comprises the 47-foot-deep La Quinta Ship Channel with direct access to approximately 1,300 acres of port-owned property. The channel provides access for small dry bulk vessels to serve voestalepine's cargo dock that was completed in 2016.

The channel also offers access to liquefied natural gas tankers.

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