Aecom re-contracted to serve Texan ports

The Port of Houston is the busiest in the US by waterborne tonnage (James Dillard/United States Coast Guard/Public domain)
Dallas-headquartered Aecom has been selected by the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) to provide design and engineering services for its Maritime Division, which looks after 21 ports.

The company will provide project management, planning, economic analysis, permitting and other services for the Texas port system, which includes the major deep-draft ports of Port Houston, the largest in the US by waterborne tonnage.

Ports at Corpus Christi, Beaumont and Freeport are also covered by the agreement, which is a continuation of a 2016 agreement with TxDOT Maritime.

“Texas is a port-driven state and with the recent attention on the global supply chain, there has never been a more critical time than present to ensure its systems remain robust,” said Jennifer Aument, chief executive of Aecom’s global Transportation business.

TxDOT Maritime oversees 11 deep-draft ports, eight shallow-draft ports, and two recreational ports. They include several of the country’s fastest growing ports by export revenue.

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