Corpus Christi Sees Growth In petroleum, Crude Oil
The Port of Corpus Christi in south Texas moved 15.2 million tons of cargo in May, a 9 percent year-over-year increase from the same month in 2021. Total shipments of crude oil totaled 8.7 million tons, of which 8 million tons were exports, during May. Exports of crude oil saw an 8 percent increase from the same month last year.
The port also handled 5.3 million tons of petroleum during May, an 18 percent increase compared to the same year-ago period. Exports of petroleum for the month topped 4.2 million tons, a 20 percent increase from the same period last year.
The Port of Corpus Christi had 635 ship calls in May, including 374 liquid cargo barges and 180 liquid cargo ships. It was a 10 percent year-over-year increase in total ship calls compared to May 2021.