Notices & Alerts

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NOTICE: Wednesday, July 10, 2024, 10:40 AM Weather Update

Port Houston terminals are up and running. As a reminder, both container terminals will have extended gate hours starting today, Wednesday, July 10 through Saturday, July 13.

  1. Wednesday, July 10, 2024:  6:00 AM – 8:00 PM (Ingate closes at 7:00 PM)
  2. Thursday, July 11, 2024:  6:00 AM – 8:00 PM (Ingate closes at 7:00 PM)
  3. Friday, July 12, 2024:  6:00 AM – 7:00 PM (Ingate closes at 6:00 PM)
  4. Saturday, July 13, 2024: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM (Ingate closes at 4:00 PM)

Important Notes:

  1. Import Free time will be extended to the ocean carriers – any free time questions should be directed to the ocean carrier.
  2. Please monitor ERD/Cutoffs closely
  3. OOG/Reefers will not be processed after 5:00 PM

NOTICE: AMAG (access control) software and hardware update - Effective August 1, 2024

Security and IT have been collaborating on a project to upgrade our AMAG (access control) software and hardware.  With the new software, all TWIC cards used for access control must be registered in the new system to be active when the new hardware comes online in the next few months.

In order to make this happen, we are asking for all employees with TWIC, tenants, ILA, and select contractors who are approved and possess escort privileges to visit the Credentialing Offices to register their TWIC card in the new system.  Please note that this change will not affect your current expiration date or previously approved access privileges.  It is not mandatory to have your pin number to register your card, but it is preferred.

We are asking for all TWIC users to register their cards by August 1, 2024, to be in compliance.

The three Credentialing Offices will be open as follows:
Turning Basin Monday through Friday 7:00 am -till 11:30 am & 1:30 pm till 4:00pm.
Barbour’s Cut & Bayport Monday through Thursday 7:00 am -till 11:00 am & 12:00 pm till 3:00pm.

Please reach out to [email protected] if you have any questions.

NOTICE: Express Pass Changes - Effective June 1, 2024

Port Houston is working to enhance the Express Pass Program and better serve our customers. Express Pass is a timeless appointment system, allowing trucking companies to initiate trucking transactions prior to their arrival to Port Houston’s Barbours Cut and Bayport Container Terminals.

Beginning June 1, 2024, reservations through Express Pass are strongly encouraged for all truck visits. This is part of our first phase to reach 100% usage of Express Pass at our container terminals.

For additional information regarding this update and changes to enhance your Express Pass experience, please contact your Port Houston representative.

You can also find additional information on Express Pass here