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Pin Oak Corpus Christi loads first vessel at new tanker berth

Pin Oak Corpus Christi (Pin Oak Terminals) has received its first vessel Wednesday at the newly commissioned Oil Dock 14 in the Port of Corpus Christi.

The new berth can accommodate fully laden bulk liquid tankers up to Suezmax class with loading rates in excess of 40,000 barrels per hour. The Port of Corpus Christi is the primary gateway for American energy exports in the United States, and the 3rd largest port in the United States in total tonnage

The new dock construction was a joint effort between the Port of Corpus Christi Authority and Pin Oak Terminals. The Port Authority constructed the dock, mooring structures and dredging while Pin Oak installed the topside handling equipment, the storage facilities, and the common carrier pipeline interconnects.

Pin Oak Terminals is a joint venture between Dauphine Midstream and Mercuria Energy Group.

“The Port of Corpus Christi congratulates Pin Oak Terminals on the arrival of their first vessel in Corpus Christi and looks forward to a successful partnership with Pin Oak and their ownership, Dauphine and Mercuria,” said Sean Strawbridge, ceo for the Port of Corpus Christi.

“Continuing our mission of creating value for our customers while driving economic prosperity for Texas is our obsession, particularly as we move to a post-COVID-19 recovery era,” added Strawbridge.

“We set out on this course roughly two years ago to execute on a significant capital development program in conjunction with the Port of Corpus Christi to create a world class multi-modal terminal company,” said Corey Leonard, ceo of Pin Oak.

“Bringing Oil Dock 14 online for suezmax class vessels is a key component of our strategy, and this week’s achievement marks a significant milestone in our efforts to become the premier terminal and logistics company in the South Texas market.”

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