Gulf Gateway Terminal—Crude by Water Success

Gulf Gateway Terminal (GGT) is a crude oil transshipment terminal located on the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway in New Orleans East. It was an extremely fast-tracked project, driven by the demand to increase delivery of domestically-produced crude oil to Gulf Coast refineries from multiple producing fields in the South, Southwest, Rocky Mountain and Northern tier states. The project has proven to be a low-cost service in a highly competitive market. The precipitous drop in crude oil prices during 2015 dramatically affected transportation pricing for getting oil to market, yet GGT has proven its ability to maintain service levels and, in fact, to expand operations into additional markets. The success of this venture is founded on close cooperation between sophisticated owners, their design team, an aggressive construction management approach, and the hard work of dedicated construction contractors selected to build the terminal. That success is the subject of this paper, with lessons learned being shared with engineers and project sponsors which may be applied to future projects.


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Media Info

  • Media Type: Web
  • Pagination: pp 20-30
  • Monograph Title: Ports 2016: Port Planning and Development

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  • Accession Number: 01604104
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 9780784479919
  • Files: TRIS, ASCE
  • Created Date: Jun 7 2016 3:03PM