Cooper Marine and Timberlands (CMT) is pleased to announce the expansion of its bulk stevedoring operations to the Port of Corpus Christi, Texas. Initial cargo handling operations began in the fall of 2021 and have now begun in earnest. CMT’s expansion into the Port of Corpus Christi best allows the CMT team to serve the growing needs of its current and future clients in the state of Texas.
“For 117 years, our family has aligned our company’s continued expansion with the growing needs of our customers,” said Angus R. Cooper III, President, Cooper/T. Smith. “Our expansion into the Port of Corpus Christi is a continuation of our centuries-old promise to fully satisfy our customers’ needs and exceed their expectations, wherever in the world that may take us.”
Utilizing the port’s Bulk Dock 1 terminal, CMT is capable of discharging coal, iron ores and other dry bulk commodities to and from ocean going vessels, inland barges, railcars, and/or trucks. The terminal may also be used to load ocean going vessels when special handling is required or on-premises temporary cargo storage is required. The terminal is equipped with a gantry-mounted Liebherr LHM 550 crane for the efficient handling of a wide variety of cargo. Bulk Dock 1 features a 38-foot draft capable of receiving Panamax vessels and is served by three Class 1 railroads (BNSF, Kansas City Southern, and Union Pacific), a short line operated by Genesee and Wyoming, Inc., and is located adjacent to connecting highways Interstate 37 and Highway 181.
“There is no distance that our team won’t go in order to meet the growing needs of our customers,” said James Fowler, Managing Director of Marine & Stevedoring Operations, Cooper Marine and Timberlands. “Our stevedoring team is comprised of the industry’s most experienced and dynamic team and we’re excited to expand our customer-centric bulk cargo handling services to the great state of Texas and Port of Corpus Christi.”
Cooper Marine & Timberlands has worked relentlessly to exceed the expectations and needs of its customers, and in doing so has become one of the largest and most experienced stevedoring and inland marine towing service providers in the United States. Building on more than a century of experience, CMT stands ready to fulfill its mission of ensuring the highest standards of excellence, expertise, and responsiveness for its customers by employing superior equipment, extensive experience, and action-oriented people.