Breakbulk and Project Cargo

Stretching from the Turning Basin to a few miles downstream, the general cargo terminals have been serving the needs of international and domestic customers since the opening of the Houston Ship Channel in 1914. Each terminal is uniquely designed to handle a wide range of cargo types and customer needs; from grain to steel to heavy lift project cargoes to wind turbines and blades. Houston is the national leader for breakbulk cargo due to the large laydown areas located adjacent to the general cargo and heavy lift docks.

If the cargo you need to move is heavy, bulky and difficult to handle, we can take care of the job. You can view an interactive map of our breakbulk and project cargo terminals below.

For questions about the facilities or operational matters, please contact Randy Stiefel, Director of General Cargo Operations at rstiefel@poha.com or 713-670-2435.

 

Bulk Materials Handling Plant

         Bulk
Terminal Name Bulk Materials Handling Plant
Terminal Operator Kinder Morgan
Terminal Contact # 281-677-9400
Tariff Port of Houston No. 8 / Kinder Morgan Tariff
Primary Cargo Dry Bulk, petcoke, coal
Project Depth 40 ft.
# of Berths 2
Length of Berth Ship Dock 800 ft. / Barge Dock 400 ft.
Uncovered Storage Information provided upon request
Railroad Connection Serviced by PTRA; connects with Burlington Northern-Santa Fe and Union Pacific
Highway Connection Easy access to I-10, Hwy 225 and the 610 Loop

Care Terminal

         Care
Terminal Name Care Terminal
Terminal Operator Coastal Cargo of Texas
Terminal Contact # 281-860-0010
Tariff Port of Houston No. 8
Primary Cargo Breakbulk, Project Cargo, Heavy Lift, Bulk
Project Depth Care 1 dock- 37 ft.; Care 2 dock- 39 ft.
# of Berths 2
Length of Berths Berth 1-500 ft.; Berth 2-618 ft.
Covered Storage 45,900 sq. ft. shed
Uncovered Storage 15 acres of paved storage
Railroad Connection Serviced by PTRA; connects with Burlington Northern-Santa Fe and Union Pacific
Highway Connection Easy Access to I-10 via Sheldon Rd. and Beltway 8 East via Jacintoport Blvd.

Jacintoport Terminal

    Jacinto
Terminal Name Jacintoport Terminal
Terminal Operator Jacintoport International
Terminal Contact # 713-673-7000
Tariff Port of Houston No. 8
Primary Cargo Container, Breakbulk, Project Cargo, US Aid Cargo
Project Depth 40 ft.
# of Berths 3
Length of Berths Berth 1 – 636 ft. / Berth 2 – 600 ft. / Berth 3 – 600 ft.
Covered Storage 82,500 sq. ft. shed; 437,000 sq. ft. warehouse; 200,000 sq. ft. refrigerated facility
Uncovered Storage 7.5 acres
Railroad Connection Serviced by PTRA; connects with Burlington Northern-Santa Fe and Union Pacific
Highway Connection Easy Access to I-10 via Sheldon Rd. and Beltway 8 East via Jacintoport Blvd.

Public Elevator No. 2

   Grain Elevator rev
Terminal Name Public Elevator No. 2
Terminal Operator Louis Dreyfus
Terminal Contact # 713-671-7100
Tariff contact Louis Dreyfus for rates
Primary Cargo Multi-grains
Project Depth 40 ft.
Air Draft 48 ft.
Beam 106 ft.
# of Berths 1
Length of Berths 600 ft.
Loading/Unloading Loading export only
Railroad Connection Serviced by Union Pacific; connects with Burlington Northern-Santa Fe
Highway Connection Easy access to I-10 via 610 East Loop and Clinton Drive

Turning Basin Terminal- Northside

Turning Basin
Terminal Name Turning Basin Terminal
Terminal Operator Port of Houston Authority
Terminal Contact # 713-670-2435
Tariff Port of Houston No. 8
Primary Cargo Breakbulk, Project Cargo, Heavy Lift, Ro Ro, US AID
Equipment mobile truck cranes up 300 tons available for rent; lifting capacity can be arranged
Project Depth channel depth 36 ft.
# of Berths 25
Length of Berths various by dock
Storage on dock- 75 acres open (monthly), 27 acres transit shed (monthly); off dock- 390 acres, 36 acres monthly
Railroad Connection Serviced through PTRA; connects to Burlington Northern-Santa Fe, Union Pacific and KCS
Highway Connection Easy access to I-10 and I-45 via the 610 East Loop, Port of Houston exit

Jacob Sterns and Sons

     Jacob Stern
Terminal Name Jacob Sterns and Sons
Terminal Operator Jacob Sterns and Sons
Terminal Contact # 713-926-8386
Tariff Port of Houston No. 8
Primary Cargo liquid
Equipment tank storage
Project Depth 34 ft.
# of Berths 3
Length of Berths various by dock
Loading/Unloading The facility serves vessels, barges, trucks, and rail car; has certified truck scales and load on scale operations
Storage tank storage
Railroad Connection Rail served by PTRA
Highway Connection Easy access to I-10 and I-45 via the 610 East Loop, Port of Houston exit

Empire Terminal

         Empire
Terminal Name Empire Terminal
Terminal Operator Empire Stevedoring
Terminal Contact # 713-674-3768
Tariff Port of Houston No. 8
Primary Cargo Breakbulk, Project Cargo, Heavy Lift, Bulk
Project Depth 35 ft.
# of Berths 2
Length of Berths 827 ft.
Covered Storage 40,000 sq. ft. of warehouse
Uncovered Storage 6 acres of open storage; 2 acres of FTZ storage
Railroad Connection Serviced by Union Pacific
Highway Connection Easy access to I-10, 610 Loop and Highway 225

Old Manchester Terminal

 Old Manchester
Terminal Name Old Manchester Terminal
Terminal Operator Westway Terminals
Terminal Contact # 281-468-7113
Tariff Port of Houston No. 8
Primary Cargo liquids
Project Depth 36 ft.
# of Berths 2
Loading/Unloading Facility can service vessels, barges, tank truck, ISO containers, flexitank, railcar
Covered Storage tank storage
Railroad Connection Rail lines include BNSF, Kansas City Southern, and Union Pacific
Highway Connection Easy access to I-10, 610 Loop and Highway 225

Sims

        Sims
Terminal Name Sims
Terminal Operator TPC Group
Terminal Contact # 713-475-6001
Tariff Port of Houston No. 8
Primary Cargo liquids
Project Depth 40 ft.
# of Berths 3- two ship, one barge dock
Loading/Unloading Facility services vessels, barges, trucks, and railcar; has certified truck scales and load on scale operations
Railroad Connection Rail serviced by PTRA
Highway Connection Easy access to Highway 225 and I-10 via 610 East Loop

Woodhouse

 Woodhouse
Terminal Name Woodhouse
Terminal Operator C-PA
Terminal Contact 713-209-7780
Tariff Port of Houston No. 8
Equipment mobile truck cranes up 300 tons available for rent; lifting capacity can be arranged
Primary Cargo Breakbulk, Project Cargo, Heavy Lift, Ro Ro
Project Depth WH 1 dock- 39 ft.; WH 2 dock – 35 ft.; WH 3 dock – 35 ft.
# of Berths 3
Length of Berths Berth 1- 660 ft.; Berth 2- 600 ft.; Berth 3- 650 ft.
Covered Storage 19260 sq. ft.
Uncovered Storage 25 Acres
Railroad Connection Serviced by Union Pacific
Highway Connection Easy access to I-10 via 610 East Loop and Clinton Drive

 

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  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.