The Port of Beaumont Navigation District of Jefferson County was created by the Texas Legislature in 1949 as a local government. The Port of Beaumont Navigation District covers an area of almost 39 thousand hectares (150 square miles), and it includes the City of Beaumont. District voters elect the six-member Board of Commissioners to act as a board of directors for the Port of Beaumont. The Port of Beaumont Navigation District of Jefferson County is responsible for improving navigation, developing maritime shipping and related commerce, and for developing and maintaining the public wharf and dock facilities at the Port of Beaumont.
Via the Sabine-Neches Waterway, Sabine Lake, and the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway, the Port of Beaumont is connected to national and worldwide waterborne commerce. The Sabine-Neches Waterway is at least 400 feet (122 meters) wide and 40 feet (12.2 meters) deep.
The Port of Beaumont's primary activities relate to the import and export of bulk and breakbulk cargoes. Imported cargoes include forest products, steel, project cargo, and aggregate. Exported products are dominated by petroleum products, forest products, and project cargo. In addition, the Port of Beaumont is the busiest port in the world for both import and export of military cargo. The major trading partners for the Port of Beaumont include Belgium, Brazil, China, Columbia, Ecuador, Egypt, Germany, Gibraltar, Haiti, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Malaysia, Mexico, Morocco, Netherlands, Nigeria, Panama, Peru, Philippines, Russia, Singapore, South Korea, Spain, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom and Vietnam.
Turning Basin: 1,100 ft diameter (335.2 m)
Berths: 11 current, 2 under construction (Main Street Terminal 1 & Carroll Street Berth 3)
Total Berth Space: 8,766 lf (2,671 m)
Covered Storage: 574,710 sq ft (53,392 m)
Open Storage: 98 ac current (39.65 ha) 28.8 ac planned (11.65 ha)
Rail: 45.8 mi (78.5 km) total with 3.54 mi (5.69 km) additional mi planned
Harbor Island Wharf (public)
Harbor Island Wharf Extension (public)
RORO Dock (public)
Barge Dock (public)
Main Street Terminal 1 dock 1 is under construction with an expected completion date of Fall 2022. The new dock will increase general cargo handling capacity by approximately 25%. The Layberth Dock, which is formerly Dock 1, is leased to Eastex Berthing, who manages the contract with MarAd for the Ready Reserve fleet (Cape Texas, Cape Taylor, Cape Trinity). That dock will remain in use throughout the construction of MST 1.
Main Street Dock 1 (public)
Main Street Terminal - Layberth Dock (leased)
Main Street Terminal 2, also referred to as Docks 5, 6 and 7, primarily handle bagged goods and layberths at Docks 5 and 6, which can only handle one small vessel. Dock 7 is part of the lease the Port has with Eastex Berthing for the MarAd ships. The terminal offers 208,560 sq ft (19,375.8 sqm) covered storage and 10 ac (4.05 ha) of open storage in lots 1, 2 and 3.
Docks 5, 6 & 7 (Dock 7 is layberth)
Carroll Street Wharf (public)
Carroll Street Wharf Extension (public)
Berth 3 (formerly Grain Dock) at Carroll Street (Under Construction)
Carroll Street Terminal features two sheds with covered storage. Shed A-27,000 sq. feet (2,508 sq. meters) and Shed B offers 81,900 sq. feet (7,608 sq. meters). There is easy access for five railcars on the inside track and eight railcars on the outside track.
The dry bulk terminal is located on the southeast side the Carroll Street Terminal. It is leased by Kinder Morgan and has a storage capacity of 250,000 tons. The Primary cargo is aggregate, and the design system rate is 84,000 tons per day unloading. The terminal is served by three Class I railroads (BNSF, KCS, and UP).
The berth formerly referred to as the Grain Dock at Carroll Street is under construction.
The Island Park Terminal sits on 74 ac (30.35 ha) and boasts the largest combination blast and paint booth on the Gulf Coast. This is a public-private partnership between the Port of Beaumont and Allegiant Industrial, LLC. Allegiant Industrial specializes in industrial pipe fabrication, coatings and post-weld heat treating and modular fabrication services.
Fabrication space: 287,000 sq ft (140,1257 kg/m2)
Assets: 5 paint booths, 3 blast booths, 1 post-weld heat treatment oven, and two open storage lots identified as IP1 is 6.5 ac (2.63 ha) & IP2 is 4 ac (1.61 ha).
The Orange County Terminal is 259.9 ac (105.05 ha) and is operated by Jefferson Energy Companies, majority owned by Fortress Transportation and Infrastructure Investors Ltd. The terminal is served by all three Class I railroads, (BNSF, KCS, and UP) and boasts 3 million+ barrels of liquid bulk storage include crude oil, diesel, and gasoline; truck loading and unloading with direct access to Interstate 10; (3) 120- rail car unit train hear assist heavy crude unloading systems; and (1) 120-car free flow rail car unloading system. One open storage lot identified as OC Lot is 4 ac (1.61 ha).
Orange County Dock 1 (public)