PHOTO CUTLINE: from left Executive Port Director/CEO Glenn A. Carlson, Chairman Ravi K. Singhania, Brig. General David C. Hill and Colonel Richard P. Pannel
Freeport, TX — Port Freeport Commissioner Ravi Singhania welcomed U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Brig. General David C. Hill and the Galveston District’s Colonel Richard P. Pannell. General Hill, the Delegation was briefed on the Freeport Harbor Channel Improvement Project (FHCIP) and the current General Reevaluation Report (GRR). The Delegation toured each unique feature of the Project.
The widening of the Freeport Harbor Channel Improvement Project will offer many benefits to Port Freeport, the petrochemical industry as well as improve the navigation and safety of the Brazos Harbor. CEO Glenn Carlson, in addition to discussing the progress and time tables of the Project, briefed the Corps on the current operating challenges as well as the increase of approximately $25 billion in capital expansion projects from local industries. Carlson stated that “upon completion the Freeport Harbor Channel Improvement Project will both support those expansion projects and create opportunities for new projects which will continue to support the numerous jobs created in the Region”.
Port Freeport is ranked among the Nation’s top 35 ports. The Channel serves Dow Chemical, Phillips 66, BASF, Tenaris, Vulcan Material, Mammoet, Freeport Liquefied Natural Gas (FLNG), American Rice, Dole, Chiquita, Seaway, Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) and Hoegh Autoliners.
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