Tom Moore recently retired as the Trade Development Representative for the Port of Corpus Christi. His responsibilities included development of a diversified cargo base including project, reefer, general and agricultural cargo. His responsibilities had also encompassed trade with Cuba and Mexico including the development of vessel services between these destinations. Tom had also worked for the Port of Corpus Christi as Manager of Industrial Development and Development of the Foreign Trade Zone Program. In that capacity, he helped develop the qualifications for Corpus Christi to become a strategic military seaport. The foreign trade zone, under his development, became one of the largest foreign trade zones in the world and included major oil refineries and manufacturers of the large offshore oil drilling platforms. Tom served for 40 months as the Executive Director of the Little Rock Port Authority. He is a graduate of the United States Naval Academy and has a Masters Degree in Management from the US Naval Post-Graduate School. Tom speaks French and Russian.
The Port of Corpus Christi is the 5th largest port in the United States handling over 80 million tons/year of cargo. At 45 ft., Corpus Christi is one of the deepest ports on the Gulf of Mexico and is well served by three major railroads: Union Pacific, BNSF and KCS-Tex Mex. The Port of Corpus Christi maintains close liaison with regional centers of trade such as San Antonio, Laredo, the Valley and Monterrey, Mexico. Within two years, the port expects construction to be completed on a large, modern container terminal, which will be accessible to all the trade in the region.