Port of Galveston

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The Port of Galveston is in Galveston, Texas,

Location

The terminal is located on the upper Texas coast at the mouth of Galveston Bay.

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Background

The port was established by a proclamation issued by the Congress of Mexico on October 17, 1825, while the land known today as Texas was still part of Mexico. The Port of Galveston is the oldest port in the Gulf of Mexico west of New Orleans.[1]

Coal export terminal

In October 2012, the Texas, Mexico & Pacific Railroad LLC, a short-distance rail company headquartered in Galveston, signed an option agreement with the Galveston Board of Wharves to build a railway bridge and tracks to a new coal terminal on Pelican Island, where as much as 13.5 million tonnes of coal could be exported yearly. Pelican Island is 3,515 acres and home to Texas A&M University. Texas, Mexico & Pacific Managing Director John Helsley said the company had not yet signed a contract with a particular coal mining company, but was talking to six companies.[2]

Project Details

  • Sponsor: Texas, Mexico & Pacific Railroad LLC and Galveston Board of Wharves
  • Location: Galveston, Texas
  • Proposed Coal Capacity (Million tonnes per annum): 13.5
  • Status: Proposed
  • Type: Exports
  • Cost:
  • Financing:

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