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Gulf Ports Environmental Summit Coming in September

Corpus Christi, Texas – Environmental staff from US and Mexico Ports around the Gulf of Mexico will gather at the Congressman Solomon P. Ortiz International Center, located at 402 Harbor Drive, on September 5 – 7 for the Gulf Ports Environmental Summit 2012.

The ports will work together in discussing best practices in environmental management to promote a sustainable future for the entire Gulf of Mexico. This is the second year of the summit which is to be an annual event.

This years event will coincide with the “Celebration for a Greener Tomorrow’’ ribbon cutting ceremony in which the port will inaugurate its newly repowered green locomotive. The ribbon cutting begins at 4:00 PM Wednesday, September 05, 2012 at the Ortiz Center with the Gulf Ports Environmental Summit reception immediately following at 5:00 PM.

WHAT: GULF PORTS ENVIRONMENTAL SUMMIT 2012

WHEN: September 5 – 7, 2012

WHERE: Congressman Solomon P. Ortiz International Center, 402 Harbor Dr.

About Port Corpus Christi

As the primary economic engine of the Coastal Bend, Port Corpus Christi is the fifth largest port in the United States in total tonnage. The Port’s mission is to “serve as a regional economic development catalyst while protecting and enhancing its existing industrial base and simultaneously working to diversify its international maritime cargo business.” Strategically located on the western Gulf of Mexico, with a straight 45’ deep channel, (with a channel improvement project permitted and authorized to 52’) the Port provides quick access to the Gulf and the entire United States inland waterway system. The Port delivers outstanding access to overland transportation with on-site and direct connections to three Class-1 railroads and uncongested interstate and state highways. The Port is protected by a state-of-the-art security department and an award-winning Environmental Management System. With outstanding management and operations staff, Port Corpus Christi is clearly “More Than You Can Sea.”

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