Leading the Way
in Multi-Purpose
& Breakbulk Cargo

Stretching from the Turning Basin to a few miles downstream, the multi-purpose cargo facilities have been serving the needs of customers since the opening of the Houston Ship Channel in 1914.

Terminal History

The Multi-Purpose, Breakbulk, and General Cargo Facilities have been serving the Houston region since its foundation. In 1914, after dredging took place to make Houston’s a deep-water channel, the Turning Basin became the head of navigation and would lead the way in Houston trade commerce. Today, there are many different facilities that help commerce flow through the Houston Ship Channel. Turning Basin Terminal, Care Terminal, Jacintoport Terminal, Manchester Terminal, Sims Bayou Terminal, Southside Wharves, Bulk Materials Handling Plant, and Public Grain Elevator No. 2 all help Port Houston continue to be the area’s largest breakbulk, steel, and project cargo complex in North America.

Terminal Investments & Capabilities

Each facility is uniquely designed to handle a wide range of cargo types and customer needs; from grain to steel to heavy lift project cargo to wind turbines and blades. Houston is the national leader for breakbulk cargo in part 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.

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For more information about Multi-Purpose, Breakbulk & Project Cargo facilities, contact our General Cargo Operations team.