Rockport Terminals recently celebrated one year of service with the Union Pacific railroad.
The milestone comes two years after the Jones Capital acquisition of Rockport, which sparked the transformation of 250 acres of previously idle industrial property into a multi-modal logistics port, including storage-in-transit rail and a transloading facility, the company said. Today, Rockport serves customers transporting oil and gas, bulk and break-bulk commodities, and renewables in the South Texas and Mexico markets.
The transformation of the terminal has increased accessibility to customers, as it can store over 700 railcars, accept unit trains, and transload to and from barge, rail, or truck. The sizable acreage position allows Rockport to expand beyond 1,500 railcar storage spots, with 2 million barrels of hydrocarbon storage and two additional barge dock locations, and maintain ample space for laydown cargo and customer projects.
Situated north of Corpus Christi directly on the Intercoastal Waterway with rail, water, and highway access, Rockport enables efficiencies for inbound and outbound logistics, including avoidance of expensive port tariffs—one of the most sought-after Rockport advantages.
“Our goal when developing Rockport Terminals was to be the most convenient and cost-effective multi-modal solution for numerous industries, positively impact the Aransas County economy, and become a world-class asset along the Texas Gulf Coast,” CEO Ross Stevenson said in a news release. “Developing a double-loop unit train facility with an aggregate of 15 miles of rail has allowed Rockport Terminals to partner with Union Pacific as a service provider, setting in motion a bright future to develop further and provide value to customers across a wide opportunity set.”