Benefits

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The Victoria County Navigation District welcomes inquiries for development. This is an excellent opportunity to partner with a development oriented team!

  • Over 2,000 acres available
  • Access to rail
  • Barge canal linked to Gulf Intracoastal Waterway
  • Four-lane divided highways

Future Interstate 69 – NAFTA Superhighway ( US 59) offers easy ground connections from the Port directly to Mexican and Canadian businesses. This rare combination of easy barge access with deep-water connections, rail and ground transit options is unique on its own merit. Almost half of the petrochemical production in the United States comes from the Texas Gulf Coast area. The Port of Victoria is in the center of it all.

 

  • Area petrochemical expansion (1990’s) expenditures exceeded $4 billion
  • Highly productive labor pool Foreign Trade Zone designation
  • Pro-business/industry political environment with competitive incentive program
  • Navigation District has acreage available for long-term lease
  • Rates, established by the Victoria County Navigation District, are competitive
  • Multimodal transit options include inland water, rail, road and air
  • Build-to-suit for new development

 

Foreign Trade Zone(Free Trade Zone)

The Port is located within a Free Trade Zone, which means that we are designated by the government for duty-free entry of any non-prohibited goods. Merchandise may be stored, displayed, used for manufacturing, etc., within this zone and re-exported without duties.

What is a Free Trade Zone (Foreign Trade Zone)?

A foreign-trade zone is a designated site licensed by the Foreign-Trade Zones (FTZ) Board at which special customs procedures may be used. These procedures allow domestic activity involving foreign items to take place prior to formal customs entry. Duty-free treatment is accorded items that are re-exported and duty payment is deferred on items sold in the U.S. market, thus offsetting customs advantages available to overseas producers who compete with producers located in the United States. Subzones are special-purpose zones, usually at manufacturing plants. A site which has been granted zone status may not be used for zone activity until the site has been separately approved for FTZ activation by local U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officials, and the zone activity remains under the supervision of CBP. FTZ sites and facilities remain within the jurisdiction of local, state or federal governments or agencies.

General Info

FTZ No. 155 Calhoun/Victoria Counties
Grantee: Calhoun-Victoria Foreign-Trade Zone, Inc.
P.O. Drawer 397, Point Comfort, TX 77978

More Info

Import Administration – US Foreign Trade Zones Board website

Build to Suit

The Port of Victoria is seeking partnerships for the long term to aid in the development of both your company and our Industrial Park. We can offer financing, engineering and consulting services that put our partners in a position to achieve their goals and to be successful. Please come and discuss your project with us.

Texas Enterprise Zone

The Port is located within a registered Texas Enterprise Zone. These zones have certain incentives and tax advantages for new buildings. It can be a valuable tool when major construction is planned. For more information, see the Texas Enterprise Zone Program located on the Texas Economic Development website.

Port Facility Security

Through a Department of Homeland Security grant, the Port has been able to completely enclose the Turning Basin area and all other shoreside facilities within a 10-foot industrial type perimeter fence. All entry to the Port is by controlled access. Additional lighting and surveillance equipment has been added to assist in securing your cargo and the port.

Agriculture

Canal sites are available for development ranging in size from 50 to 2,000 acres. All sites have access to water, rail and four-lane divided highways. They are located in a Texas Enterprise Zone and a Free Trade Zone.

Industries

Canal sites are available for development ranging in size from 50 to 2,000 acres. All sites have access to water, rail and four-lane divided highways. They are located in a Texas Enterprise Zone and a Free Trade Zone.