Navigation Information and Soundings

Deepening and Widening of the Terminal Channels:

The channel deepening and widening improvements on the Bayport and Barbours Cut terminal channels are a major component in the port’s ability to service the next generation of larger container vessels being deployed on all trade lanes.

Beneficial use of dredge material building levees at Placement area 15

Dredge Linda LaQuay Dredging the Bayport Ship Channel

Aerial shot of dredging at Bayport

Soundings Maps of Terminals:

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Hydrographic surveys of Port Authority terminals are available below. These links include individual bathymetric survey maps for each facility:

Turning Basin City Docks:

Turning Basin Sheet 1

Turning Basin Sheet 2

Turning Basin Sheet 3

Turning Basin Sheet 4

Turning Basin Sheet 5

Care Terminal:

Care Terminal

Bayport Container Terminal and Channel:

Bayport Channel

Bayport Auto Terminal

Barbours Cut Container Terminal and Channel:

Barbours Cut Channel 1

Barbours Cut Channel 2

Jacintoport Terminal:

Jacintoport Terminal

Sims Bayou Terminal:

Sims Bayou Terminal

Woodhouse Terminal:

Woodhouse Terminal

Houston Ship Channel Feasibility Study:

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) is currently conducting a feasibility study for potential improvements to the Houston Ship Channel. As the non-federal sponsor, the Port Authority is supporting the Corps’ efforts through financial and expert resources. The study encompasses evaluating selective widening and deepening up to 45-foot MLT of the federal channel, construction or rehabilitation of turning basins, construction of a harbor of refuge or mid-bay anchorage basin, rehabilitation of existing turns and other safety related features. The congressionally authorized study, which started with the signing of a cost share agreement in November 2015, is expected to be completed at the end of 2019.

For more information, including study progress, public notices and videos, please visit the Corps’ website.

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Channel Soundings:

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers provides periodic updates of its hydrographic surveys to the public. Read more.