Port of Beaumont

Port of Beaumont celebrates 100 years

Although the framework for the Port of Beaumont was laid in 1899 with Arthur Stilwell’s decision to build a canal around Sabine Lake, the port as we know it today first opened in May 1916. That year, the port handled 487,874 tons of cargo.

Texas ranks third in nation for U.S. maritime jobs

Texas ranks third among all states in domestic maritime jobs for its contribution to the U.S. maritime industry, according to a new study PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) for the Transportation Institute, released by the American Maritime Partnership (AMP), the voice of the U.S. domestic maritime industry.

According to the study, the domestic maritime industry, comprised of the vessels that move cargoes between American ports, pumps $8 billion annually into the Texas economy, and provides 39,190 Texas maritime jobs, with $2.3 billion in worker income.