Unlike some of the Texas ports designed for large vessels such as the Port of Beaumont or Calhoun Port Authority, the Port of Harlingen is a shallow port designed for barges. With close proximity to transportation stations that go to important hubs like Corpus Christi and Great Lakes, this is an important port for industry in the region. In fact, did you know that this port imports 70% of refined petroleum? This is a huge contributor to what makes South Texas tick. The channel is 125 feet wide but only 12 feet deep. The port also comes equipped with more than 150 acres of sites made available to industrial firms that can greatly benefit from the location of the port.
The Port of Harlingen is also a vital component of what is known as the Rio Grande Valley. This valley is what composes the very southern tip of Texas and separates the United States from Mexico. It is named for the Rio Grande River that flows between the two. Cameron County is the region of the Rio Grande Valley that the Port of Harlingen lies in. The crops that grow in the valley are mainly cotton, sugarcane, and citrus. These commodities are transported by way of the Port of Harlingen. This port has facilities and equipment to support barges such as a wharf for bulk cargo, storage areas, rail services, and more.
Located in Cameron County in the Rio Grande Valley of Texas is the city of Harlingen. It is just 30 miles away from the Gulf of Mexico, and it is the second largest city in the county with a population of about 65,000. The city is strategically located for commerce as it is situated between U.S. Highways 77 and 83. It is a major hub for shipping and distribution for all of South Texas. The city also has an airport, the Valley International Airport, and international trade bridges that include U.S. Customs inspections.
Arnold & Itkin is prepared to work with clients who live in the Harlingen and Cameron County areas who have become injured while working at the Port of Harlingen. The residents of this area are likely highly involved in the maritime industry, and our firm understands that these workers need representation. We are proud to fight for the rights of injured offshore workers. In the event that you are injured in Harlingen at the port, call our firm.
If you have been injured while working at the Port of Harlingen, you need to be aware of your rights as an offshore or harbor worker. Many times, workers will miss out on deserved compensation because they were not aware that they were entitled to a claim. If this is the case, then let our firm be the firm that informs you. Arnold & Itkin is passionate about the rights of injured offshore workers and want to speak with you if you have been injured in any way while doing your job. We will fight for you to receive the benefits and resources that are rightfully yours.
You may very well have been injured in a barge accident, a deck accident or by toxic exposure. Whatever the particular circumstances surrounding your accident, you can be sure that our firm is here to help you obtain the recovery that you deserve. Our firm has a firm grasp of the Jones Act and other types of maritime law protecting offshore workers, so you can be confident that you are getting the highest level of legal representation possible.
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