The Port of Victoria

June 17, 2011 @ 01:27 PM -- by

As a Victoria Jones Act maritime lawyer, I am impressed with the improvements to the Port of Victoria. The Port of Victoria is a shallow-draft port which was originally opened in 1968. It was first dredged to a depth of 9 feet, and has since been dredged to 12 feet, which is the depth of the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway (ICW). The Port serves the city of Victoria, which has a population of approximately 60,000, and the surrounding counties. It has a rail connection by Union Pacific, and has excellent road connections.

The Port of Victoria is a strong industrial center for the construction, chemical, steel fabrication and agribusiness industries. Fortunately, because of the Port’s excellent location, it should be able to take advantage of Texas’ energy-based economy. Indeed, the Port of Victoria should exhibit fairly strong growth with the expansion of oil and gas drilling in the area.