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Introducing PORT HOUSTON DIRECT a higher degree of service and stability for importers and exporters.

  • More Reliable
  • Less Congestion
  • More Stable
  • All Water Service
  • More Accessible
  • Less Complicated

Port Houston works with beneficial cargo owners (BCOs) to support their supply chain.  Port Houston’s team can provide immediate access and resources for shipping.

Houston is the best solution for all water services with the region’s freight and rail network, petrochemical industry and variety of consumer markets.

Centrally located in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico and known for its stellar labor relations,  Port Houston operates its own terminals and continues to develop and enhance key infrastructure.

Contact one of our trade development representatives here to learn about the Houston advantage.

Ricardo Arias

Trade Development Manager
(Central U.S.)


Ty Reasonover

Sr. Trade Development Manager (Western U.S.)


Will Whitehouse

Sr. Trade Development Manager (Eastern U.S.)


Arturo Gamaz

Central and South America (excluding Brazil)


John Cuttino


Matt Soloman



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domed-igloo_logo_pms_0The decision was made to totally shift away from moving cargo through the Port of Long Beach and instead move virtually all of Igloo’s import containers across the docks in Houston. The switch to all-water service represented a major change for the 1,200-employee company. But Igloo hasn’t looked back.

“Houston is a very well-run port. We found confidence in Port Houston’s ability to handle large container volumes through the port and Port Houston’s commitment to expansion, as well as the timely availability of containers.”

– Patrick Poole, Senior Director Supply Chain for Igloo

Home Furnishings retail giant IKEA cited two primary reasons for selecting Baytown for a new distribution center: the fact that Houston is one of the largest cities in the United States and proximity to the Port of Houston.

“We have had great success in pulling the needed containers very quickly. I have worked with other ports in the past and it appears as though we are off to a great start!”

– Alex Todd, Distribution Manager for IKEA








  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.