PCCA Seeking Short Line Operator

PCCA has chosen Bluejay Advisors to lead the RFP process and advise on the selection of an operator “given its rail expertise,” the agency said. “This process will commence shortly with plans to select an operator for an August 2022 contract commencement.” 

Genesee & Wyoming subsidiary Corpus Christi Terminal Railroad (reporting marks CCPN) has operated the port’s trackage since 1997. The S&T operation itself was established in 1924.

BNSF, Kansas City Southern and Union Pacific serve the facility.

The Port of Corpus Christi is the third-largest U.S. port by tonnage. In the 12 months ending April 2021, railcar volume through the Port exceeded 50,000 carloads. In the past 10 years, PCCA has invested more than $679 million in infrastructure, including two significant railroad expansion projects. “With direct vessel-to-rail loading and unloading, and near-site access, rail is an attractive option for moving cargo in and out of South Texas,” PCCA notes.

The process, PCCA said, is subject to procurement laws. Operators interested in this opportunity are suggested to register as a vendor on the Port’s PROCUREWARE website.

Download the fact sheet to learn more about PCCA’s short line railroad operations and the RFP:

Down the PCCA’s 2012 Master Rail Plan:

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