Cooper Marine & Timberlands (CMT) has expanded its bulk stevedoring operations to the Port of Corpus Christi, Texas. Initial cargo handling operations began in the fall of 2021.

CMT said its expansion into the Port of Corpus Christi allows the company to serve the growing needs of its current and future clients in the state of Texas.

“For 117 years, our family has aligned our company’s continued expansion with the growing needs of our customers,” said Angus R. Cooper III, president, Cooper/T. Smith. “Our expansion into the Port of Corpus Christi is a continuation of our centuries-old promise to fully satisfy our customers’ needs and exceed their expectations, wherever in the world that may take us.”

Utilizing the port’s Bulk Dock 1 terminal, CMT is now capable of discharging coal, iron ores, and other dry bulk commodities to and from oceangoing vessels, inland barges, railcars, and/or trucks. The terminal may also be used to load oceangoing vessels when special handling is required or on-premises temporary cargo storage is required. The terminal is equipped with a gantry-mounted Liebherr LHM 550 crane for the handling of a wide variety of cargo. Bulk Dock 1 features a 38’ draft capable of receiving Panamax vessels.

Mobile, Ala.-based Cooper Marine & Timberlands is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Cooper/T. Smith. CMT’s marine and stevedoring operations has a fleet of over 20 towing vessels and more than 400 inland barges.

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