Owned and operated by the port, the Barbours Cut Container Terminal has grown to be one of the premier container-handling facilities in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico since it was completed in 1977. The terminal is located at the mouth of Galveston Bay and is 3.5 hours sailing time to open waters of the Gulf of Mexico. The terminal’s six berths provide 6,000 feet of continuous quay. The facility also includes a roll-on/roll-off platform, a LASH dock, 230 acres of paved marshaling area and 255,000 square feet of warehouse space. Intermodal rail service is available via the 42 acre near-dock rail ramp with four 2,700 working tracks and spurs connecting terminal warehouses.
Today, a modernization program is underway to increase cargo handling efficiency and capacity that includes the replacement of older Panamax cranes with larger Post Panamax Ship-to-Shore cranes, lights and dock improvements and yard reconfiguration. The program is expected to increase capacity from 1.2 million to 2 million TEUS when completed.
On the waterside; the terminal channel has been deepened to 45 feet to match the depth of the federal Houston Ship Channel.
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