About the Port of Victoria, Texas
The Port of Victoria (POV) is a gateway to domestic and international markets. Strategically located on the mid-coast of Texas within a two-hour drive of Houston, Austin, San Antonio and Corpus Christi, businesses can reach fifteen million Texas consumers within a half a day’s drive. In addition, U.S. and international markets are accessible from the Victoria Barge Canal’s connection to the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway system. Four-lane, divided highways, rail access and a regional airport provide additional transportation opportunities.
Size and Capacity
The Port of Victoria is a shallow-draft commercial port with two docks, a turning basin and a 12-foot channel depth situated on over 2,000 acres. POV Dock No. 1 is a 350-foot transit dock with a lighting system for 24-hour cargo operations. POV Dock No. 2 is an 800-foot string pier available for docking sites and barge repair. In total, there are 20 mooring sites, 17,000 square feet of shed space, over 3 acres of improved ground storage areas and a 7,300 square foot office and storage building available.
Liquid and dry bulk cargo, along with general cargo are transported through the port. The Port of Victoria is a center for the chemical, construction and steel fabrication industries, along with agribusiness. These industries benefit from the POV's connectivity to multiple transportation modes.
Total Barges Inbound: 2,870
Total Barges Outbound: 2,841
Total Number of Barges: 5,711
Chemicals: 2,045,878 s/t
Farm Products*: 477,789 s/t
*including fertilizer (liquid and dry), grains, rice and cotton
Sand and Gravel: 2,764,532 s/t
Total Tonnage: 6,986,985 s/t
Rail Traffic: 228,205 bbls crude