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					         Calhoun Port Authority




 Matagorda Ship Channel’s
Value to Texas & the Nation
         Presented 14 September 2006 to
Galveston District Dredging Conference
    Introduction to the
    Calhoun Port Authority
    2006 Officers
             Paul R. Blasingim, Board Chairman
             Roger G. Martinez, Board Secretary
             Leo J. Kainer, Board Member
             H. C. “Tony” Wehmeyer, Jr., Board Member
             J. C. Melcher Jr., Board Member
             Shields A. “Tony” Holladay, Sr., Board Member


             Robert H. Van Borssum, PPM®, Port Director
             Charles R. Hausmann, Deputy Port Director - Finance & Administration
             Wanda Roberts, Port General Counsel


Port of Port Lavaca-Point Comfort                                               2
    At the Heart of the Texas Coast


                                     100
                                     100
                                    MILES
                                    MILES




                                               Port of
                                                Port of
                                             Port Lavaca-
                                             Port Lavaca-
                                            Point Comfort
                                            Point Comfort




Port of Port Lavaca-Point Comfort                    3
    Area Transportation Network
                                                                                Ganado
                                                          Edna
                                                                                                 Union Pacific
                                                                                                 Union Pacific
                                                                                                   & BNSF
                                                                                                    & BNSF
                           77                                                                     Railroads
                                                                                                   Railroads
                                                                            TEXAS

                                                                           172
                                                 59
Union Pacific
Union Pacific


             Victoria


                                       87                                                TEXAS

                                                                                         35
                                                                                                       Palacios
                                                                         Point
                                                           Port         Comfort
                       Bloomington
                                                          Lavaca


                                                                 BNSF
                                                                 BNSF                                           Gulf
                                                                                                                Gulf
                                                                                                           Intracoastal
                                                                                                            Intracoastal
                                                                                                             Waterway
                                                                                                             Waterway
             77                                                            Port
                                                                         O’Connor
                                                                                                   Matagorda
                                                                                                   Matagorda
                                                                                                  Ship Channel
                                                                                                  Ship Channel
                                    TEXAS                  Seadrift
                                    35


                                              Victoria
                                              Victoria
Port of Port Lavaca-Point Comfort
                                            Barge Canal
                                            Barge Canal                                                                    4
    Matagorda Ship Channel
            Deepdraft
            Deepdraft                                                      Palacios
             Cargo
              Cargo
            Handling
            Handling                 Point
            Facilities
            Facilities              Comfort
                   Port
                  Lavaca

                                                                                                           Gulf
                                                                                                           Gulf
                                                                                                      Intracoastal
                                                                                                       Intracoastal
                                                                      Matagorda                         Waterway
                                                                                                        Waterway
                                                                      Matagorda
                                                  Matagorda          Ship Channel
                                                                     Ship Channel
                                                    Bay            (36+ Feet Deep)
                                                                   (36+ Feet Deep)
                                                                   (22 Miles Long)
                                                                    (22 Miles Long)



                                                Port
                                              O’Connor                                          Gulf
                                                                             Jetty
                                                                             Jetty
                                                                                                 Of
                                                                            Channel
                                                                            Channel            Mexico

                                                         Pass Cavallo         The Matagorda Ship
                                                                              The Matagorda Ship
                                                                             Channel is the Nation’s
                                                                             Channel is the Nation’s
                                                                             49th Busiest Waterway
                                                                             49th Busiest Waterway
                                                                                      (COE 2004 Tonnage)
                                                                                      (COE 2004 Tonnage)

Port of Port Lavaca-Point Comfort                                                                            5
    Port Anchors Regional Economy
      Heavy Industries Make Up
      85% of Calhoun County’s Tax Base
      and Provide Good Jobs




Port of Port Lavaca-Point Comfort        6
    Port History                                                        2004: Liquid
                                                                        Cargo Storage
                                                                           Facilities
                                                                          Expanded
                                                                                                2006:
1961: Channel
                                                                                               Channel
 Construction                                                           2004: AEP
                                                                                            Improvement
   Started                                                               Property
                                                                                            DMMP and EIS
                                                                        Purchased
                                                                                           Being Developed
            1965: 1st Ship




                                                                                               2006
 1960                        1970             1980               1990             2000                   2010

     1963: Cargo                1976: Barge    1988-95 Expansion:
        Dock                     Bulk Dock     Liquid Cargo Ship Pier        1999: New                   2006:
      Completed                  Completed        Barge Terminal            Liquid Cargo              Calhoun LNG
                                                Multi-Purpose Dock            Facilities                Terminal
                                                                                                          DEIS
                                                                                                      Published by
                                                     1995: New                   2003: New
                                                                                                          FERC
                                                     Terminals                   TLF-Simplot
                                                       Put In                     Fertilizer
                                                      Service                     Terminal


Port of Port Lavaca-Point Comfort                                                                               7
    Water Transport Economics

                                    24 Barges   360 Railcars   1,440 Trucks
      Typical Parcel
         Tanker:
       36,000 Tons
        Of Cargo




Port of Port Lavaca-Point Comfort                                         8
    Maritime Traffic Growth
                                                   560

                                                 543
                                                     588
                                                                       Barges
                                           493
                                                     595
                                            523
                                              527
                                                                 773
                                                           746
                                                                         909
                                                     589

                  125
                  125
                   128
                                                                       Ships
                    142
                               212
                                 230
                                   266
                                     276
                                 252
                                    271
                                  239



Port of Port Lavaca-Point Comfort                                               9
    Public Port Tonnage Growth                                                            4,017,229
                                                                                          4,017,229
                                                                                             Tons
                                                                                             Tons
                                                                                           In 2006
                                                                                           In 2006
                                                                              5.6
                                                                                    5.2
                                                                                          4.9
                                                                        4.6


                                                            3.7   3.7
                                          3.2
                                    3.0         3.0   2.9
                       2.9




              .9




Port of Port Lavaca-Point Comfort                                                                     10
    Access to Global Markets
                     The Primary Focus of the Port
                     The Primary Focus of the Port
                    of Port Lavaca-Point Comfort is
                    of Port Lavaca-Point Comfort is
                       Providing Deepdraft Port
                        Providing Deepdraft Port
                     Facilities That Enable Calhoun
                     Facilities That Enable Calhoun
                          County Industries to
                           County Industries to
                       Participate Directly in the
                       Participate Directly in the
                           Global Marketplace
                            Global Marketplace




Port of Port Lavaca-Point Comfort                     11
    Destination-Distribution Point




              Rail &
              Rail &
            Interstate
            Interstate
             Highway
             Highway
            Corridors
             Corridors                           Growth Opportunities For
                                                  Growth Opportunities For
                                                   Local Industries Have
                                                    Local Industries Have
                                                Developed In the Rail, Truck
                                                Developed In the Rail, Truck
                                                 & Barge Transshipment of
                                                 & Barge Transshipment of
                                     Inland
                                      Inland     Raw Materials and Refined
                                                 Raw Materials and Refined
                                    Waterways
                                    Waterways   Products Destined for Non-
                                                 Products Destined for Non-
                                                Deepdraft and Interior U.S.
                                                 Deepdraft and Interior U.S.
                                                           Markets
                                                           Markets


Port of Port Lavaca-Point Comfort                                       12
  Delivery via Ship and Barge Transfer
                                                                          Fiscal   Transferred
                                                                          Year      by Barge
                                                                              2002      223,490
                                                        Offloading
                                                         Offloading           2003      310,981
                                                        At Deepsea
                                                        At Deepsea
                                                           Docks
                                                                              2004      303,800
                                                           Docks
                                                                              2005      247,335
                                                          Matagorda
                                                          Matagorda
                                                         Ship Channel
                                                         Ship Channel
                                                                              2006      236,826

                                     Transfers by
                                     Transfers by                         Total
                                       Barge to
                                       Barge to
  Victoria                          Petrochemical
                                                                        Short Tons    1,322,433
  Victoria                          Petrochemical
Barge Canal
Barge Canal                         Manufacturers
                                    Manufacturers
                                    on the Victoria
                                    on the Victoria
                                     Barge Canal
                                     Barge Canal




                                                           Gulf
                                                           Gulf
                                                      Intracoastal
                                                       Intracoastal
                                                        Waterway
                                                        Waterway




Port of Port Lavaca-Point Comfort                                                             13
    MSC Jetty System Threatened
 • High velocity currents have      NORTH JETTY
   caused severe scouring with
   depths up to 100 feet            Matagorda Ship
                                       Channel
 • Conditions pose an immediate
   danger to the jetty system and
   create navigational safety
   issues
 • Failure could completely block
   vital shipping access




Port of Port Lavaca-Point Comfort                    14
    Jetty Stabilization Project




                                                  Matagorda Ship
                                    NORTH JETTY
                                                     Channel

                                                             SOUTH JETTY




         • COE is Transitioning to a “Major
           Rehabilitation Project” in O&M                             Repair Alternatives
                                                                      Repair Alternatives
                                                                       Include Widening
                                                                        Include Widening
         • O&M Funding Needed for Continuing                         Bottom Width and Bay
                                                                     Bottom Width and Bay
           Feasibility Study                                            Inlets to Reduce
                                                                         Inlets to Reduce
                                                                        Current Velocity
                                                                         Current Velocity
         • O&M Funding Needed for Prompt
           Construction of Repairs

Port of Port Lavaca-Point Comfort                                                           15
 MSC Channel Improvement Project
 Deepening Needed to                                                            Widening Will
Accommodate the Larger                             Proposed                 Improve Navigational
 Vessels In World Fleet                        Channel Centerline         Safety & Allow Two-Way
                                                                           Traffic for Most Vessels


     Current
     Current
    Operating
    Operating
     Depth:
      Depth:
     36 Feet
     36 Feet




                                Bottom Width
                                  200 Feet

                                                                                      Proposed
                                                                                      Proposed
                                                                                      Operating
                                                                                      Operating
                                                                                       Depth:
                                                                                        Depth:
                                                                                       44 Feet
                                                                                       44 Feet
                                      MSC is a First Generation Channel
                                      MSC is a First Generation Channel
Port of Port Lavaca-Point Comfort                                                                 16
    Port Seeking Project Permits
                                                               Port started work in 2005
                                                               and made application in
                                                               January
                       A
                                                               Scoping meeting held in
                                                               April and EIS process is
                           C       D
         B                                 G
                                                               underway
                   E                                           Port is working with
                                                               community stakeholders
                               F
                                                               and Agency Workgroup to
                                                               develop Dredge Material
                                       I       H
                                                               Placement Plan

  Beneficial uses of dredge
                                           J           K       COE providing technical
    material may include:                                      review services
  • Habitat improvement
  • Marsh creation
  • Rookery islands
  • Beach Nourishment                              L
  • Shoreline Enhancement
  • Enhanced natural
                                                           M
    recovery
Port of Port Lavaca-Point Comfort                                                     17
    Planning for the Port’s Future

                                                   ALCOA               Power Plant
                                                                       Power Plant
                                                Point Comfort           Property
                                                 Operations
                                                                         Property

              Dredge
              Island




 Dredge
  Dredge
 Material
 Material                                                            Joslin
Placement
Placement                                                           Power
   Area                                                             Station
   Area                                                            Property




                                      NORTH
                                      NORTH
                                    PENINSULA
                                    PENINSULA




                                                         SOUTH
                                                         SOUTH
                                                       PENINSULA
                                                       PENINSULA



Port of Port Lavaca-Point Comfort                                                    18
    LNG Terminal Site on South Peninsula




                                    LNG Ship
                                    LNG Ship
                                    Dock Site
                                    Dock Site




Port of Port Lavaca-Point Comfort               19
    Calhoun LNG Conceptual Site Plan
                                      LNG
                                      LNG
                                    Storage
                                    Storage
                                                                            Ship
                                     Tanks
                                     Tanks                                 Channel

                                                                              LNG Ship
                                                                              LNG Ship
                                                                                Dock
                                                                                Dock
                Cox
                Bay



                                                                    Vaporization
                                                                    Vaporization
                                                                      Facility
                                                                       Facility


                                                          Control
                                                          Control
                                                          Center
                                                           Center

                                                  Point Comfort                      General
                                                  Turning Basin                       Cargo
                                                                                      Dock
                                         Liquid
                                         Cargo
                                          Pier




Port of Port Lavaca-Point Comfort                                                              20
Economic Impacts Analysis Methodology
 Flows of Economic Impacts Through the Economy   Martin Associates’ methodology
                                                 has been used to estimate
                                                 economic impacts for more than
                                                 150 seaports
                                                 Baseline data was collected from
                                                 interviews with 246 firms
                                                 associated with the Matagorda
                                                 Ship Channel
                                                 Baseline direct job, revenue and
                                                 income impacts for economic
                                                 sectors and job categories were
  Martin Associates                              developed from baseline data
                                                 Tax impacts were estimated based
                                                 on Tax Foundation per capita tax
                                                 burden calculations
                                                 A computer model was constructed
                                                 including:
                                                    Cargo tonnage by commodity
                                                    Distribution of seaport cargo by
                                                    transport mode and by geography
                                                    Vessel calls and vessel size

Port of Port Lavaca-Point Comfort                                                      21
    Impacts on Business & Tax Revenues
     Business Revenue                                          $1.95 Billion per Year


                                                     $338 Million/Yr       Economic impacts generated
        Local Purchases
                                                                           by the Port and the maritime
                                                                           terminals and the local fishing
                                            $338 Million/Yr                industry along the Matagorda
            Federal Taxes
                                                                           Ship Channel.
                                                                                 Martin Associates Economic
                                     $89 Million/Yr                                Impacts Report – 7/05
   State & Local Taxes

  MILLIONS OF DOLLARS
        Per Year                $-   $200     $400      $600   $800    $1,000   $1,200   $1,400   $1,600   $1,800   $2,000




Port of Port Lavaca-Point Comfort                                                                                        22
    16,500 U.S. Jobs Connected to Port
                                                   Direct                                                  5,300



                                                                                                                        TOTAL
                                                                                                   4,590
                                                 Induced
                                                                                                                        16,582

                                                 Indirect                                                                     6,693


                                                        -     1,000        2,000    3,000          4,000      5,000          6,000    7,000



    $1 Billion A Year in Wages & Salaries
                                                  Direct           $273 Million/Yr


                                             Re-Spending                                     $470 Million/Yr



                                                 Indirect      $245 Million/Yr

                                                        $-   $50    $100    $150   $200     $250    $300    $350      $400     $450   $500
                                                                                      MILLIONS OF DOLLARS
                             Martin Associates Economic Impacts Report – July 2005
Port of Port Lavaca-Point Comfort                                                                                                     23
 Waterway’s Economic Impact Growing
           Key Commodities Handled




          Chemicals                 Agricultural Fertilizer




       Aluminum Ore                    Petrochemicals


Port of Port Lavaca-Point Comfort                             24
    Port Generates Net Exports for U.S.




                                       EXPORTS        IMPORTS




               High-Value Chemicals
               High-Value Chemicals
                Produced by Texas
                Produced by Texas
              Manufacturers Make Up
              Manufacturers Make Up
              Bulk of Export Tonnage
              Bulk of Export Tonnage


Port of Port Lavaca-Point Comfort
                                       Public Port Foreign Trade   25
  Providing Calhoun County and the
Texas Mid-Coast With Direct Deep and
Shallow Draft Access to Global Markets




            Calhoun Port Authority – Texas, U.S.A.