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Go-to choices. Get-ahead advantages.

Port of Houston: Peerless Post-Panamax. The preferred Ro-Ro port for multiple automotive suppliers and others, Port of Houston–The International Port of Texas is also implementing a $1.4 billion upgrade to container and break bulk terminals, including Super Post-Panamax ship-to-shore cranes. The busiest port in the U.S. in terms of foreign tonnage as well as a designated FTZ, Port of Houston is just 86 miles from Wharton’s industrial sites.

Port of Freeport: Picked by the best. Also just 86 miles from Wharton’s industrial sites, Port of Freeport provides FTZ advantages and more. Services that include Ro-Ro, project or break bulk and container, along with capabilities that include 2 Post-Panamax Gantry cranes, have made Freeport the node of choice for the critical shipping needs of companies like Dole Fresh Fruits.

Port of Galveston: Driven to deliver. While approximately 32,500 BMWs are imported annually through the Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics terminal, Ro-Ro is only one of the capabilities offered by Port of Galveston, which also provides liquid and dry bulk storage as well as rapid, reliable shipping for fresh produce.

Port of Lavaca-Point Comfort: Perfect chemistry. Served by the Matagorda Ship Channel and the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway, Port of Lavaca-Point Comfort is the nation’s leading (and largest) shipper of chemicals, including petrochemicals, through its three liquid cargo docks. Aluminum ore and fertilizer products are also shipped cost-effectively through Port Lavaca-Point Comfort, the port of choice for Formosa Plastics, Alcoa, Fluor and other global pacesetters.

SBA Mobile Center to Open in Wharton

Sep. 11, 2017 -   HURRICANE HARVEY News Release SBA Austin Joint Field Office Sept. 11, 2017 DR-4332-TX NR 009 FEMA News Desk: 512-49...  READ MORE

*UPDATE* Recovery Resources

Sep. 7, 2017 - In response to conflicting information WEDC and the Wharton Chamber are working diligently to identify resources and streamline...  READ MORE

East Wharton Progress 2017

Aug. 15, 2017 - Wharton Progress 2017...  READ MORE


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