Infrastructure

Air Logistics

Orange County Airport – Orange, Orange County

The Orange County Airport is a non-commercial airport consisting of approximately 385 acres, bases approximately 30 aircraft, and maintains two (2) runways.

Orange County Airport is half a mile from main industrial complexes on Chemical Row, three (3) miles southwest of the Orange Central Business District, 115 miles east of Houston, and 240 miles west of New Orleans, Louisiana.  The Airport experiences an estimated 11,000 annual operations.

Direct access to the Airport and terminal area is provided by the airport entrance road via Texas State Highway 87.  The published airport elevation is 12 feet above mean sea level, with airfield coordinates of 30° 04′ 06.425″ N 93° 48.473″ W.

Jack Brooks Regional Airport – Beaumont, Jefferson County

The Jack Brooks Regional Airport, located in Jefferson County, serves an expanding regional population base in excess of 500,000 with connections to Texas and the world. The airport is located just minutes from Orange and offers daily flights to Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport on American Airlines and United connections through Bush Intercontinental in Houston, Texas.

Over 30,000 passengers a year choose Jack Brooks Regional Airport with free parking just outside the entrance to the 24,000 square foot terminal and quick check-in and security checks. Business and personal travelers find this more adaptable and affordable.

Lake Charles Regional Airport – Lake Charles, Louisiana

Lake Charles Regional Airport offers service by two commercial airlines. American Airlines offers non-stop service to the Dallas Fort Worth International Airport and United Airlines offers non-stop service to the Houston Intercontinental Airport.

Located less than an hour from Orange, the Lake Charles Regional Airport provides convenient and accessible air travel opportunities for personal and business travel.

airplane taking off


Rail Logistics

Nearly 100 miles of track laces its way through the communities of Orange County. Served by three carriers, Burlington Northern Santa Fe, Kansas City Southern, and Union Pacific, rail infrastructure provides the manufacturing base reliable access to inter-modal terminals and a national customer network.

Union Pacific train on track


Roadway Logistics

Orange County is connected by five major highways with Interstate 10 cutting through the heart of the region with more than 70,000 daily travelers. In addition to Interstate and State Highways, Orange County offers a sophisticated network of Farm to Market and local thoroughfares that connect Orange County major markets.

Interstate 10 Project

Interstate 10, from Adams Bayou to the Louisiana border, is in the midst of a $100 million reconstruction project. The 16th Street overpass, ramps, the main lanes of the highway, the Simmons Drive overpass and the interchange will all be rebuilt to better accommodate traffic and community needs. 

The most significant part of the project may not involve overpasses, bridges or the main lanes of I-10. TxDOT will build a new frontage road crossing the Union Pacific Railroad just east of 16th Street. This gives the city of Orange a continuous frontage road and the opportunity for more economic development.

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Water Logistics

Orange County is accessible by two major waterways, the deep draft Neches and the shallow draft Sabine Rivers. The Sabine-Neches Waterway is the lifeline that drives the economies of Southeast Texas and the U.S. The Sabine-Neches Waterway, or the ship channel, is a “highway” through which more than 125 million tons of cargo is transported each year to energy, petrochemical and military users. That cargo includes natural gas, crude oil, gasoline, jet fuel, chemicals, steel, lumber, grain and many other products. This “highway” is vital to the economies of southeast Texas and the U.S. The Sabine Neches Waterway is the 3rd larget waterway in the nation and the #1 bulk liquid cargo waterway.

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. The 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 Orange aerial view

Port of Beaumont

The Port of Beaumont, located on the Jefferson County side of the Neches River, is a key transportation hub and a major economic driver in the state of Texas creating more than 12,000 direct, indirect, induced and related user jobs, according to a 2015 economic impact study. With annual economic activity exceeding $1.8 billion and more than $111 million being contributed to the economy via re-spending and local consumption, the Port of Beaumont’s economic impact can be felt on a national level and global level.

Port facilities have been developed to accommodate a diverse cargo base including bulk grain, aggregate, liquid petroleum, forest products, military cargo, project cargo, metal articles and bagged agriculture. As the fifth largest port in the nation in terms of tonnage, and the number 1 strategic military outload port in the world, the Port’s commitment to growth is evident.

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.


PIPELINE LOGISTICS

Orange County has one of the best pipeline distribution networks in the country. Hundreds of miles of pipelines carry more than 30 raw and finished materials through Orange County to inter- and intrastate markets.

Ammonia Ethane Natural gas
Anhydrous Ammonia Ethylene Natural Gas FWS
Butadiene Ethylene Gas Natural Gas Liquids
Butane Gasoline Nitrogen
Carbon Dioxide Hydrogen Petroleum
Crude Butadiene Isobutane Propane
Crude oil Jet Fuel Propylene
Cyclohexane Liquid Petroleum Gas Propylene Chem
Diesel LPG Products Propylene Dilute
EP Mix Naphtha Refined Products

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