Freeport: 100-acre expansion on tap

Port Freeport, in the middle of the Texas Gulf Coast, began handling autos in June 2015. Last year, Horizon Terminal Services processed about 45,000 new vehicles for General Motors, and volumes are up about 30 percent through the first three quarters of 2018, said Jason Miura, the port's business development manager.

Another automaker recently began using the 60-acre facility, but Miura was not at liberty to reveal its identity.

A 100-acre expansion is underway and should be completed by the end of 2019, Miura said.

A new $21 million rail line built by the port connects to the Horizon terminal and is served by Union Pacific railroad.

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