WATER LOGISTICS

Orange County EDC

Sabine River Authority
The Sabine River Authority of Texas was created by the Legislature in 1949 as an official agency of the State of Texas. The Authority was created as a conservation and reclamation district with responsibilities to control, store, preserve, and distribute the waters of the Sabine River and its tributary system for useful purposes. The watershed area in Texas includes all or parts of twenty-one counties.

The Basin covers a large portion of east Texas and serves over 650,000 in population. SRA is committed to work in tandem with organizations, counties and communities throughout the Basin to complement their existing economic development efforts.

The Sabine River Authority of Texas currently supplies water for municipal, industrial, mining, and agricultural purposes.

Port of Orange
The Port of Orange is strategically located on the Sabine River .50 miles from the Intracoastal Waterway and 37 miles from the Gulf of Mexico with 24 hour channel and dock accessibility.

The Port of Orange on-site marine services includes shipyards that can accommodate new construction and repairs of  tugs, barges and offshore petroleum drilling platforms along with dry dock services for barges and tugs.  Our transmodal services include ocean vessels, barges and rail truck.  The Port of Orange has a long tradition of accommodating local industrial facilities with warehousing, packaging bulk cargo and railroad/truck shipping operations. 

Port of Beaumont
The Port of Beaumont is a deep water international public seaport located in Jefferson County, Texas on the Neches River 40 miles inland from the Gulf of Mexico. The eastern side of the Neches is located in Orange County. The port is accessible from the Gulf of Mexico and the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway by means of the federally maintained Sabine-Neches Waterway. The Port of Beaumont Navigation District covers an area of about 150 square miles.

The Port offers 600,000 square feet of covered storage, bulk cargo terminals and 80 acres of open storage. Three major rail carriers, five major roadways, the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway and global steamship lines feed into the Port of Beaumont.The port offers a 3.5 million bushel grain elevator capable of loading 80,000 bushels per hour. The U.S. military recognizes the Port of Beaumont as the busiest military port in the world.

Port of Port Arthur
Ideally positioned on the Gulf of Mexico, and less than two hours from sea to transit, the Port of Port Arthur is North America’s ultimate direct transfer facility.

The Port is connected to the KCS Railroad providing direct intermodal service to and from major markets of the United States and Canada. Transportation by truck allows for convenient access to interstate and state highways. The Port is equipped to handle any type of breakbulk general cargo, including, but not limited to: forest products; iron and steel products; dry bulk cargoes; project and military cargo; and bagged and bailed goods.

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