PORT HOUSTON IS OPEN FOR BUSINESS AND OPERATING NORMALLY

 

A Video Message From Executive Director Roger Guenther

 

Port Houston Executive Director Roger Guenther shares a video message about the Port Houston team and how they continue to keep operations moving as usual during this critical time. Keeping commerce flowing is critical to our region and our nation and we remain committed to moving goods and driving the economy.

 

 

Operational Update

 

For an update on terminal access and screenings, click here.

Port Houston is part of a critical infrastructure industry as identified by the Department of Homeland Security, and we continue to operate to keep the supply chain moving and keep commerce flowing to support our region and the nation.  This is important for our society’s stability and progress.

The health and safety of our employees, customers, and users continues to be our top priority. Since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, our challenge has been to continue critical operations while minimizing the risk to our workforce and stakeholders. To that end, we’ve implemented routine deep cleaning and sanitization of our terminals and social distancing measures, among other procedures. We are aware of a federal mask order that goes into effect at midnight, February 2nd, 2021 and we are taking the steps necessary to understand the requirements of this mandate as it applies to Port Houston facilities. In the meantime we will adhere to the face covering policy currently in place and will advise of any updates to additional measures required. Everyone on the front lines at the port continues to do an excellent job under trying circumstances.

Just as we are committed to health, we are committed to transparent communication. We will continue to post any COVID-related updates including operational updates, on our website.

Thank you for your continued confidence in Port Houston and we truly appreciate your partnership.

For questions or inquiries regarding this matter, please contact our Customer Care Line at 713.670.1111 or customercare@porthouston.com.

 

Resources

 

For helpful customer resources, please visit our terminal toolbox.

 

FAQs

 

Yes, our terminals are operating under normal hours. See hours below.

New Gate Hours (effective July 31st):

Hours of Gate Operations for Barbours Cut Container Terminal
Monday through Thursday: 7 am. – 7 pm (ingate closes at 6 pm)
Friday: 7 am – 6 pm (ingate closes at 5 pm)

Hours of Gate Operations for Bayport Container Terminal
Monday through Thursday: 7 am. – 7 pm (ingate closes at 6 pm)
Friday: 7 am – 6 pm (ingate closes at 5 pm)

Turning Basin Terminal hours can be found here.

We’ve implemented extensive routine deep cleaning and sanitization of our terminals and social distancing measures, among other procedures. We are aware of a federal mask order that goes into effect at midnight, February 2nd, 2021 and we are taking the steps necessary to understand the requirements of this mandate as it applies to Port Houston facilities. In the meantime we will adhere to the face covering policy currently in place and will advise of any updates to additional measures required.  

Although we don’t anticipate having future closures at this time, you can email phanews@porthouston.com to be added to our distribution list. Our team is prepared to continue our responsibility of moving the flow of commerce with safety as our top priority. Our employees are essential transportation workers. We also have a Customer Care Line ready to assist customers with business questions related to COVID-19 at 713.670.1111 or customercare@porthouston.com. You can also follow our official social media accounts for updates.

Port Houston saw a spike in container activity at the end of 2020 and virtually matched their 2019 record container volumes. Total cargo saw a 4% decrease for the year overall with grains and bulk cargo rising while steel and autos declined. Click to read more.

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