Making Texas Ports a Priority


The mission of the Texas Ports Association is to advance the development of Texas ports, enabling them to compete with ports outside Texas and thereby strengthen the economy of Texas.

Part of the Statewide Plan

Recognizing the importance of ports to the Texas economy, the Texas Strategic Economic Development Planning Commission in 1998 recommended that ports be given due consideration in its 10-year statewide plan. This includes:

  • Strengthening linkages between statewide transportation assets and national and international markets (linkages include port to road, port to rail, and port to waterside) and
  • Developing a strategy to make Texas ports more desirable for commerce and enhance their trade development capacities.