Port of Corpus Christi's Harbor Island plans get scaled back

The Port of Corpus Christi's plans for Harbor Island are still in the planning stages, but the scope of the project will not be as far-reaching as initially proposed.


Port commissioners had approved a feasibility study in April to look at the possibility of dredging its ship channel to 75 feet from its entrance all the way to the La Quinta Junction near Ingleside. That depth is needed to accommodate Very Large Crude Carriers capable of holding 2 million barrels of crude oil.

But on Tuesday, officials said that scope was no longer the case — the 75-foot depth would stop at Harbor Island. Port officials also said that extending the proposed 75-foot channel depth past Harbor Island all the way to Ingleside had been deemed too expensive.

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