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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.

Wharton ISD Proposes School Bond Issue

Oct. 26, 2018 - $59 Million Bond Would Facilitate Needed Changes​   Studies show that building age, lighting, furniture, and structure could ...  READ MORE

Wharton Hazard Mitigation- Phase 1 receives 100% Federal Funding

Jul. 6, 2018 - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced July 5 how it will allocate billions of dollars for more...  READ MORE

Business Disaster Recovery Breakfast

Sep. 29, 2017 - 7:30 AM Wharton Civic Center 1924 North Fulton Street Wharton, TX...  READ MORE


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  • 1944 North Fulton,
    Wharton Texas 77488