Port officials scrap plans for Corpus Christi container terminal

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CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Officials at the Port of Corpus Christi say plans to build an intermodal facility at the La Quinta trade gateway is no longer a viable option due to its proximity to a nearby residential community.

The port would use heavy trucks, high profile cranes, and on-dock rail loading if it hosted intermodal operations. Port officials say that would have made their operations too noisy and too bright and night for nearby neighborhoods.

The La Quinta trade gateway is a U.S. Gulf Coast port serving dry bulk vessels and other cargo.

The port is served by three Class I railroads: BNSF Railway, Kansas City Southern, and Union Pacific. The Genesee & Wyoming’s Corpus Christi Terminal Railroad and another local port-managed terminal railroad provide rail access to the port and its facilities.

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