Proposed Houston Ship Channel Gate Complex
Nearly 60% of deep-draft vessel arrivals for Texas visit the ports of Houston, Texas City, or Galveston bringing commerce and commodities through the Greater Houston Port Region. They provide major economic impact for the Houston area, Texas, and the nation.
The Greater Houston Port Bureau sponsored a study assessing the navigational impacts of the Bolivar Roads Gate Complex concept proposed by the United States Army Corps of Engineers ("USACE"). The Ship Simulation Transit Scenario Modeling & Ship Pilot Study was presented during a meeting of the Gulf Coast Protection District ("GCPD"). It addressed the maritime implications for commercial ship transits that determine the impact of future design and execution of the proposed Coastal Texas Protection and Restoration Project.
The Greater Houston Port Bureau supports flood control efforts to protect the citizens and businesses surrounding the Houston Ship Channel, while still enabling the continued growth of the port of Houston, the busiest U.S. deep-draft international trade waterway.
By working together with the Gulf Coast Protection District and USACE, the data collected during the study can be used to help develop a plan that provides the best solution for protecting the community and the businesses for today and the future.