Four Southeast Texas ports are getting millions of dollars from the State of Texas. The Beaumont, Orange, Port Arthur, and Sabine Pass ports will split over $66 million. The Port of Orange received $18.1 million.
The Port of Orange will receive two grants to help with funding a portion of these projects. One for 2.7 Million for Dravo Truck Queuing + Utility Enhancements and the Second for 15.4 Million for a Cargo Loading Facility.
State and local leaders met at the Port of Orange to celebrate on Monday, December 18, 2023. Speaker of the House Dade Phelan, Senator Robert Nichols, and Representative Christian Manuel were in attendance as well. The money was secured during this year’s state legislative session.
According to Phelan, this is the first time in history that the state is investing in Texas ports. “This just provides more infrastructure, provides for jobs, very high quality jobs. And let me not call them jobs. These are careers for Southeast Texans,” said Phelan. Speaker Phelan says the money will go towards six different projects happening between the four ports.