Alliance Aims to Broaden South Texas and Latin American World Trade Opportunities - South Texas Alliance for Regional Trade

Apr 9, 2014


“Strategic partnership of Palermo Port Society and Port Corpus Christi will be secured through a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU)”
 
Port Corpus Christi MOU
 
Corpus Christi, Texas, USA –Port Corpus Christi continues to strengthen international trade opportunities and will combine forces with one of Latin America’s strongest maritime groups, Colombia’s Palermo Port Society. Representatives from Port Corpus Christi and Palermo Port Society will sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) documenting their strategic partnership at 11:30 A.M., Monday, April 7, 2014 at the Solomon P. Ortiz International Center, 402 Harbor Drive, Corpus Christi, Texas 78401.

Port Corpus Christi’s continued global cargo diversification efforts have led staff in negotiations of an MOU with the Palermo Port Society. “As we continue to develop the infrastructure needed to support the Port’s diversification of cargo effort, it is important to build strategic business partnerships to facilitate the consolidation of negotiations, and also promote and exchange knowledge to create favorable conditions for transit of goods through both ports.” Said Judy Hawley, Port Commission Chair.

The MOU with the Palermo Port Society will establish an alliance of cooperation aimed at generating new business by promoting efficient logistical land and sea port routes between Colombia’s Palermo Port Society and The Port of the Lone Star State, Port Corpus Christi. The cooperative alliance will
support economic growth while increasing job opportunities and revenues at Port Corpus Christi and the Palermo Port Society.

WHAT:
Signing of MOU Between the Palermo Port Society and Port Corpus Christi

WHEN:
Monday, April, 7 2014

WHERE:
Solomon P Ortiz International Center,
202 Harbor Drive
Corpus Christi, Texas, USA 78401

Port Corpus Christi MOU

 

About Port Corpus Christi

As the primary economic engine of the Coastal Bend, Port Corpus Christi is the 5th largest port in the United States in total tonnage. The Port’s mission statement is to “serve as a regional economic development catalyst while protecting and enhancing its existing industrial base and simultaneously working to diversify its international maritime cargo business.” Strategically located on the western Gulf of Mexico, with a straight, 45’ deep channel, the Port provides quick access to the Gulf and the entire United States inland waterway system. The Port delivers outstanding access to overland transportation with on-site and direct connections to three Class-1 railroads and uncongested interstate and state highways. The Port is protected by a state-of-the-art security department and an award-winning Environmental Management System. With outstanding management and operations staff, Port Corpus Christi is clearly “The Port of the Lone Star State.” Port Corpus Christi

Port Corpus Christi is a member of START (South Texas Alliance for Regional Trade), a collaborative effort that highlights business opportunities in South Texas in the manufacturing, energy, aerospace, international trade, military and other sectors and the related strategic support provided by Port San Antonio, Port Corpus Christi and Port Laredo.