Vessel Movement Data

The Port Bureau operates as the Marine Exchange of Texas, providing vessel movement information for Texas deepwater ports, PilotTracker and PortXchange subscriptions, and customized reports for members.


Daily Port of Houston and Texas Ports Arrival/Departure Reports: The Marine Exchange produces daily movement reports of vessel arrivals and departures for Texas ports. Two reports are available: a Houston-only report and a report covering the ports of Galveston, Freeport, Texas City, Sabine, Point Comfort/Port Lavaca, Corpus Christi, and Brownsville.

Twice-Weekly Houston & Texas Ports ETA Reports: ETA reports for port of Houston and Texas ports showing scheduled vessel arrivals up to two weeks in advance.

Custom Data Extracts: The Port Bureau has historical vessel movement data for all of the deepdraft ports of Texas. Contact us for historical information to use in research, cost justifications, and planning.

Harborlights and PortXchange PilotTracker

For more than 15 years, Harborlights has been an essential tool for operations on the Houston Ship Channel. Now, with the Port Bureau's partnership with PortXchange, we're launching PilotTracker, the next generation platform for real-time pilot scheduling and vessel movement information.

Harborlights was retired on February 1, 2022, and has been fully replaced by PilotTracker. Subscriptions to PilotTracker are available to Port Bureau members only, starting at $5,000/year for annual subscriptions.

PilotTracker: Real-time pilot scheduling and vessel movement information

Please contact the Port Bureau for details at: or call: (713) 678-4300.

Contact us to subscribe and for more information!

Fill out the inquiry form, call us at (713) 678-4300, or email