Direct Transfer Facility
The ultimate direct transfer facility for international shipping. The Port of Port Arthur completed 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.
|Total Dock Length:||
|Air Draft Alongside Dock:||15 liner feet apron height|
|Total Shed Storage:||550,000 square feet (51,096 square meters)|
|Open Storage:||25 acres asphalt surface (101171 square meters)|
|Security:||Fenced and lighted beyond perimeter, 24/7 security camera’s|
|Port Rail System:||200 car spot capacity and over 70 car storage & on-dock rail|
|Air Draft:||Highway 82 MLK Bridge (136’ air draft)|
|Generators:||2 Generators (1-520 KW and 1-450 KW)|
|Foreign Trade Zone:||FTZ Status #116|
|Crane Berth 1 & 2||75-ton (150,000 lbs. capacity) rail mounted crane|
|Transit Shed 1 & 2|
|Shed Storage 1 & 2:||226,000 Square feet (20996 square meters)|
|Apron Width 1 & 2:||100 linear Feet (30 meters)|
|Berth 1 & 2 length:||1400 linear ft (426 meters)|
|Transit Shed 3,4 & 5|
|Shed Storage 3, 4 & 5:||324,000 Square feet (30,100 square meters)|
|Apron Width 3, 4 & 5:||90 Linear feet (27 meters)|
|Berth 3, 4, & 5 length:||1600 linear feet (487 meters)|
The forest products industry wanted and got the finest transit shed to protect newsprint, linerboard, woodpulp, 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 an 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.
The Port is connected to the KCS Railroad providing direct intermodal service to and from major markets of the United States and Canada.
Convenient access to interstate highways.
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.
Call us for your cargo needs to and from all major markets in America, Canada and Mexico.