Freeport, TX — On May 29, 2019, Port Freeport and long-term partner Horizon Terminal Services (HTS) took another step toward building one of the finest roll on roll off service centers on the Gulf Coast with the signing of an agreement to add a 20-acre tract to their current lease holdings in order to accommodate additional automobiles and Ro/Ro cargo.
“Horizon Terminal Services continues to grow because of their innovative approach to a seamless automotive supply chain, a fully integrated technological solution providing total logistics and not the least, a solutions-oriented customer approach. We are pleased to partner with HTS on the expansion and look forward to their continued growth at Port Freeport,” stated Phyllis Saathoff, Port Freeport Executive Director/CEO.
In 2018, nearly 70,000 vehicles were handled at Port Freeport of which nearly 90% were new vehicles, a 40% increase from the previous year. In 2018, a number of shipping lines added new services connecting Freeport with Oceania, Indian sub-continent, the Mediterranean and the Middle East, increasing both imports and exports.
“The Port Commission is pleased that Horizon Terminal Services is expanding their operations at Port Freeport. Positioning themselves for continued growth is positive for the Port and will lead to more job opportunities for the area. We look forward to our continued partnership with HTS,” said Port Chairman Paul Kresta.
In 2015, Horizon Terminal Services established a state-of-the-art processing facility at Port Freeport for the import and export of vehicles and heavy construction equipment. The region has seen an increasing number of job opportunities created in the region due to the services provided by HTS, such as loading and unloading cargo, vehicle processing and storage, and quality inspection.
“We are pleased with our growth and the success we have found here at Port Freeport,” said James Nash the General Manager for Horizon Terminal Services.
Horizon Terminal Services is a private automotive marine terminal, processor and logistics management company that provides customers a variety of professional and value-added services. The Company is set up to handle a variety of cargoes including Factory New and Previously Owned Vehicles, High and Heavy, Static, Breakbulk and Project Cargoes. HTS offers a combination of services including terminal operations, vehicle and equipment processing, long and short-term storage, inland transportation and logistics distribution management. Safety is a high priority for HTS, providing clean and safe working environments for all staff. Their goal is to keep personnel safe along with damage free cargo and equipment.
Nationally, Port Freeport is ranked 10th in chemicals, 26th in containers and 19th in total tonnage. The Freeport Harbor Channel serves BASF, Chiquita Fresh N.A., CMA CGM, Dole Fresh Fruit, The Dow Chemical Company, Freeport LNG, Hoegh Autoliners. Horizon Terminal Services, Mammoet, Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC), Phillips 66, Riviana Foods, Inc., Seaway Crude Pipeline Company, Sallaum Lines, Liberty Global, Tenaris, and Vulcan Materials Company.
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