Horizon Auto Logistics expands acreage at Port Freeport, TX
On May 29th 2019, Horizon Auto Logistics (HAL) and long-term partner Port Freeport took another step towards building one of the most modern and advanced PCTC facilities on the Gulf Coast with the signing of an agreement to add a 20-acre tract to our current lease holdings in order to accommodate additional automobiles and Ro/Ro cargo.
“We are pleased with our growth and the success we have found here at Port Freeport,” said James Nash the General Manager for Horizon Auto Logistics. "The Port is the ideal partner and they continue supporting the automotive growth through strategic long-term investments. There are a number of initiatives in the coming 2-3 years which will benefit the automotive industry significantly’’, James continued.
Horizon Auto Logistics is a private automotive marine terminal, processor and logistics management company that provides customers with a variety of professional and value-added services. The Company is set up to handle cargoes including Factory New and Previously Owned Vehicles, High and Heavy Equipment, Breakbulk and Project Cargoes. HAL offers a combination of services including terminal operations, vehicle and equipment processing, long and short-term storage, inland transportation and logistics distribution management. Safety is a high priority for HAL, we provide clean and safe working environments for all our staff. Our goal is to keep our personnel safe along with damage free cargo and equipment.
“Horizon Auto Logistics continues to grow because of their innovative approach to a seamless automotive supply chain, a fully integrated technological solution providing total logistics including track & trace and not the least, a solutions-oriented customer approach. We are pleased to partner with HAL on the expansion and look forward to their continued growth at Port Freeport,” stated Phyllis Saathoff, Port Freeport Executive Director/CEO.
In 2018, nearly 70,000 vehicles were handled at Port Freeport of which nearly 90% were new vehicles, a 40% increase from the previous year. In 2018, a number of shipping lines added new services connecting Freeport with Oceania, Indian sub-continent, the Mediterranean and the Middle East, increasing both imports and exports.
“The Port Commission is pleased that Horizon Auto Logistics is expanding their operations at Port Freeport. Positioning themselves for continued growth is positive for the Port and will lead to more job opportunities for the area. We look forward to our continued partnership with HAL,” said Port Chairman Paul Kresta.
In 2015, Horizon Auto Logistics established a state-of-the-art processing facility at Port Freeport for the import and export of vehicles and heavy construction equipment. The region has seen an increasing number of job opportunities created in the region due to the services provided by HAL.
Nationally, Port Freeport is ranked 10th in chemicals,26th in containers and 19th in total tonnage. The Freeport Harbor Channel serves BASF, Chiquita Fresh N.A., CMA CGM, Dole Fresh Fruit, The Dow Chemical Company, Freeport LNG, Höegh Autoliners. Horizon Auto Logistics, Mammoet, Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC), Phillips 66, Riviana Foods, Inc., Seaway Crude Pipeline
Company, Glovis, Sallaum Lines, Liberty Global, Tenaris, and Vulcan Materials Company.
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James Nash, General Manager