Mission and Vision

At Port Houston, our vision, purpose and core values are the foundation for everything we do. How we meet our commitments and fulfill expectations will define our success.

In 2015, Port Houston adopted the 2015 Strategic Plan that includes a new vision, mission, core values along with four key goals to guide the organization. The goals and objectives focus on port efforts, resources, guide planning and decision-making by all port staff to fulfill our vision and mission.



  1. PEOPLE AND ORGANIZATION– Invest in people and organize for success
  2. GROWTH– Grow and diversify the business base
  3. INFRASTRUCTURE– Provide and facilitate infrastructure to meet demand
  4. STEWARDSHIP– Sustain the business for the long-term







  1. Notice: The Houston Ship Channel above the I-610 (Sidney Sherman) bridge is open to ship traffic, but daylight restricted and limited to 106’ beam and 33’ draft. The Turning Basin is limited to 25’ draft upstream of City Dock 13 and City Dock 2.