Brenham and Washington County businesses have ready access to some of the world's top deepwater ports. The Port of Houston immediately comes to mind. However, Brenham is also just 115 miles, along State Highway 36 from the Port of Freeport!
Port Freeport is a deepwater port strategically situated in Brazoria County only three miles from the open waters of the Gulf of Mexico. Port Freeport currently ranks eleventh among US ports in total foreign waterborne tonnage handled and fifth in Texas by the same measure.
The Freeport Harbor Channel Improvement Project, comprised of four reaches, which will deepen and partially widen the channel from its current 46 feet to depths ranging from 51 to 56 feet mean lower low water. Dredging of the first reach of the channel was completed in September 2021. The project in its entirety is expected to be completed in 2025 as Port Freeport celebrates its 100th anniversary.
"The investments being made will enable Port Freeport to serve a wider range of global vessels which will expand our capacity, facilitate additional economic growth and support job opportunities for the entire region, " said Phyllis Saathoff, Executive Director/CEO of Port Freeport.
Excerpt thanks to Trade & Industry Development Magazine, Quarter 2, 2022