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Port Corpus Christi has been a leader in the movement of wind energy cargo since 2006. The port had a record breaking volume year in 2012. Previously, this type of cargo was imported.
New trends in the wind energy market have created a reverse trade for 2013. On Saturday, May 18, wind components destined for export markets were loaded at Port Corpus Christi for the first time.
36 Mitsubishi wind turbine blades were loaded aboard the NYK-Hinode, m/v Kuwana, destined for Japan.
In commemoration of the first export of wind energy components via Port Corpus Christi, Director of Business Development, Ruben Medina, presented m/v Kuwana's Captain, Wendell P. Loyola with a plaque.
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The South Texas Alliance for Regional Trade (START) is a collaboration between three South Texas regional ports and has inspired a call to action for other Texas ports to model.
The alliance highlights combined assets of the seaport at Port Corpus Christi, inland truck and rail port of Laredo, and rail and air capabilities at Port San Antonio to promote the South Texas region.
Texas is the top maritime state in the United States. A recent story in the Houston Chronicle suggests that other Texas ports follow the START model.
Read more from the Houston Chronicle - Sakowitz: Region's ports will have more clout as one group
The Eagle Ford Shale is transforming the physical and economic landscape of South Texas. Since last year, around $61 billion has been generated in shale related economic impact along with thousands of high paying jobs.
The world is taking notice of the great business environment and abundant energy in South Texas. Several international organizations including, Cheniere, TPCO, voestalpine, and The M&G Group are planning billions of dollars in the Corpus Christi area. These organizations will benefit by locating in South Texas with strategic advantage and world class capabilities at Port Corpus Christi, and the proximity to the Eagle Ford Shale.
There's Oil Flowing Again in Texas: Corpus Christi's Oil and Gas Boom is a recent article published by Energy Tribune, and features more on this story.
Participation in wind energy component cargo from global markets since 2006 has made Port Corpus Christi a leader in import facilities for all major manufacturers. The Port had a record-breaking volume year in 2012. However new wind energy market trends have created a reverse trade in 2013. On Saturday, May 18, wind components destined for export markets will be loaded at Port Corpus Christi for the first time.
Vessel carrier NYK-Hinode’s m/v Kuwana will load 36 Mitsubishi wind blades destined for Japan at Port Corpus Christi’s cargo dock 9. The operation will mark a first-time export opportunity for wind cargo components via the Port. The blades staged at Mitsubishi’s laydown yard located in Santa Teresa, New Mexico were manufactured in Ciudad Juárez, Mexico. In April, the blades were trucked from New Mexico to a Port Corpus Christi open storage area, located adjacent to Cargo Dock 9, to await the export operation. “The Port anticipates additional wind cargo export opportunities within the upcoming months. We continue our commitment to better serve the logistics of wind energy markets,” said John LaRue, Executive Director, Port Corpus Christi.
For more on this see Wind changes direction at the Port of Corpus Christi from the Caller Times
Cadets aboard the Texas A&M University Galveston training vessel, General Rudder, sailed into the Inner Harbor of Port Corpus Christi. The General Rudder will be docked at the Ortiz Center for a few days before sailing on again.
The vessel built in 1943, originally served as a tow vessel during World War II. She served as a training vessel for the Maritime Academy in New York before Texas A&M Galveston acquired her. She now is purposed for maritime training for students of the University.
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