The Port of Beaumont is accessible from the Gulf of Mexico and Gulf Intracoastal Waterway via the Sabine-Neches Waterway, the number one bulk liquid cargo waterway in the nation. Three major rail carriers, five major roadways, and numerous steamship lines connect the Port with the rest of the country and the world. With more than $74 million in recent infrastructure improvements and an aggressive $697 million Capital Improvement Plan, the Port is able to offer access to state-of-the-art terminals that can handle a variety of cargos. Specializing in breakbulk, ro/ro, heavy lift and bulk cargoes, the port moves agricultural bagged goods, iron/steel products, wind energy equipment, rolling stock, project cargo, forest products, gasoline, diesel, crude oil, ethanol and military equipment. The diverse cargo base and proactive growth strategy resulted in a 51.4% increase in tonnage from 2017 to 2018. The Port of Beaumont is the largest strategic military port in the U.S., third fastest growing port according to Forbes
, and 5th
largest port in the nation in terms of tonnage.