Organization Overview

The Port of Houston Authority, known as Port Houston, is an autonomous governmental subdivision of the State of Texas and governing body and local sponsor of the federal Houston Ship Channel. The port's eight public terminals are located along a 25-mile-long stretch of the Houston Ship Channel. These terminals are owned, managed or leased by the Port Authority and include the general cargo terminals at the Turning Basin, Care, Jacintoport, and Woodhouse as well as the Barbours Cut and Bayport container terminals. More than 200 million tons of cargo move through the greater Port of Houston annually on 8,000 vessels and 200,000 barges.

Services Provided:
• More than 200 million tons of cargo move through the Port yearly
• Cargo is moved by more than 8,000 vessels and 200,000 barges
• Ranked 1st in the U.S. in waterborne tonnage
• Consistently ranked 1st in the U.S. in foreign waterborne tonnage
• 1st in U.S. imports
• 1st in U.S. export tonnage and 2nd in the U.S. in total tonnage
• Nation's leading breakbulk port
• Largest container port in the Gulf of Mexico
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Business Category
Ports - Public