Change ahead for Port of Victoria

Feb. 21, 2012 at 6:02 p.m.
Updated Feb. 20, 2012 at 8:21 p.m.

Changes could lie ahead for the Port of Victoria.

The port hopes to improve rail services and add both a fleeting operation for barges and a container dock on an 1,800-acre site near Invista, said Robert Loeb, Victoria County Navigation District chairman.

Loeb spoke to a packed house Tuesday at the Victoria Economic Development Corp.'s Victoria Partnership meeting, updating them on the Port of Victoria.

Last year was a booming year for the port and barge canal, he said, citing activity with established businesses, as well as ongoing Eagle Ford shale drilling.

Two companies bring frac sand in through the port, and, while two customers currently ship Eagle Ford oil out, a third is on its way.



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