The Port of Victoria (POV) is a gateway to domestic and international markets because of transportation options and its unique geographic location. Any business looking to move products to markets will find a number of key advantages at the Port of Victoria. 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. U.S. and international markets are accessible from the Victoria Barge Canal’s connection to the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway system. With four-lane, divided highways, major rail and a regional airport in the vicinity, the Port of Victoria is situated to provide waterway transportation capabilities to create economic opportunity in the region.
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.
Major products transferred are liquid and dry bulk and general and project cargos. The Port of Victoria is a center for the chemical, construction and steel fabrication and agribusiness industries offering access to all 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