Media Kit

Video Footage

The following video clip provides a sampling of the type of b-roll video footage available from Port Houston. To request production-quality files and permissions, please contact Media Relations as listed below.

Sam Houston Boat Tour Video B-Roll

The M/V Sam Houston has been operating as Port Houston’s public tour vessel since its inaugural voyage on July 30, 1958. This free service offers a leisurely, 90-minute round-trip, educational tour along the Houston Ship Channel. Individuals and groups are invited aboard to learn more about the port and maritime industry.

Port Houston is positively impacting the quality of life for millions of people in the greater Houston region, and Texas, as well as the United States and around the world.  We understand deadlines and the urgency of media requests, and we have a great story to tell, so we have endeavored to provide you with as much relevant and succinct information on this website to best meet your needs. Of course, the lines of communication are always open, do not hesitate to contact our Media Relations department for more information. We are ready to help you tell Port Houston’s story.

Press Releases
Fact Sheet
Photo and Video Gallery
Mission and Vision Statement


Media inquiries can be made by calling 713-670-2644. These calls are restricted to press inquiries only and may include all requests for interviews, videotaping and photography. Interview questions and topics should be submitted in writing via email to:

Lisa Ashley
Director, Media Relations 

B-roll video footage is available upon request. Port Houston reserves the right to identify the appropriate representative to respond to any inquiry. Port Houston also reserves the right to accept or decline any interview request.

In the event of an after-hours emergency, media may call 713-670-3620. Media representatives calling after hours must provide a return phone number, email address, the name of their news organization and the emergency about which they are inquiring. Calls will be returned as soon as possible.

Members of the press responding to an emergency are subject to standard security procedures and should call ahead to 713-670-3620. Port Police and Port Houston emergency personnel officers have the authority to determine if and where safe access is allowed.

Please note that during a natural occurrence, any disrupting activity or emergency, port operational status will be conveyed via Port Houston’s website ( and news releases.

The Houston Ship Channel is a Federal Navigational Channel and falls under the jurisdiction of the U.S. Coast Guard.  On occasion there are opening and closings to vessel traffic along the 52-mile long Houston Ship Channel. Please refer to the U.S. Coast Guard for information surrounding the opening and closings of the Houston Ship Channel and vessel traffic.

U.S. Coast Guard / Vessel Traffic Center

Please note that while there may be a closing along the Federal channel, landside and terminal operations may continue as long as the safety of personnel and operations are not endangered.