The Channel Improvement Project will widen the channel to 530’ and deepen to 54’, increasing the capacity for crude oil trade and maintaining energy security on a national level—marking the U.S. as the world’s premier energy producer.
The project signifies a major milestone in the history of this country, making the Port of Corpus Christi:
- The deepest draft channel in the Gulf of Mexico
- America’s largest exporter of crude oil, at nearly 1B barrels annually
- A major component in reducing the nation’s ballooning trade deficit
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers awarded Texas-based Callan Marine, Ltd. $97.9M for Contract 2 of the project, to deepen and widen the channel from Harbor Island to 2.7 miles past the La Quinta Junction.
Estimated completion for this phase is mid-2022, with improvements to Ingleside by fourth quarter of 2021.