We are hearing that the Port of Corpus Christi is seeking to build a pier in the Aransas Ship Channel, is that true? If so, why? Does it have anything to do with the widening project? Is it for public use? What will it be used for? What are the dimensions of the pier?

The permit application SWG-2018-00280 requests authorization for a docking pier and parking facility along the southern side of the Aransas Channel, in Port Aransas, Nueces County, Texas. The project purpose and need is to provide a more efficient location for the harbor pilots to moor the pilot vessels to gain easier access to the ships/barges coming into the Port of Corpus Christi. Currently the harbor pilots do not have immediate access to the ships/barges and are very limited with parking near the channel entrance. This project will allow the harbor pilots to have direct access to the Gulf to board the ships/vessels coming into the Port of Corpus Christi. This is specifically for closer access by the pilots for boarding vessels at the entrance of the channel for current and future operations.

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