Port Corpus Christi Names New Director of Business Development

By on February 13, 2013

Port Corpus Christi announced the promotion of Ruben C. Medina to director of business development under the supervision of the deputy port director of operations and business development.

In 2009, Ruben C. Medina joined the port as deputy director for business development. Prior to joining the staff at the port, Ruben worked as a logistics-entrepreneur Cconsultant for Marine Terminals (Ports America) in Oakland, Calif., developing new business opportunities in Latin America. Prior to, and for 27 years, Ruben worked for Transportacion Maritima Mexicana, an international  container/bulk cargo and car carrier shipping company. Medina held general manager positions in Japan, U.S. and Mexico. Ruben’s executive experience expanded into  global maritime operations involving regular liner services,  vessels’ management, terminals/stevedores and supply-chain and rail logistics.

He holds an eonomics degree from Claremont McKenna-California State University-Fresno, class of ’74 and post graduate studies in ship finance and operations from  the  United Nations Conference on Trade & Development (UNCTAD). Fluent in Spanish, French, Portuguese and conversational Japanese. Active in Rotary, World Affairs Council, Knights  of Columbus, Free Trade Alliance and the American Association of Port Authorities Business Development Committee.

About Port Corpus Christi

As the primary economic engine of the Coastal Bend, Port Corpus Christi is the fifth largest port in the United States in total tonnage. Strategically located on the western Gulf of Mexico, with a straight 45-foot-deep channel, (with a channel improvement project permitted and authorized to 52 feet) the port provides quick access to the Gulf and the entire United States inland waterway system.

The port delivers outstanding access to overland transportation with on-site and direct connections to three Class-1 railroads and uncongested interstate and state highways. The port is protected by a state-of-the-art security department and an award-winning environmental management system.