Hazardous Documentation Requests

Hazardous Cargo
Needs Safe Shipping

Port Houston uses a paperless hazardous pre-advise system for both Bayport and Barbours Cut container terminals. Hazardous documents from the driver, at the gate, will not be accepted.

Documentation Process

Please note that class 1.4 explosive cargo will not be allowed on the terminal (per the tariff) until the day of the vessel’s arrival. Also, radioactive material (class 7) must meet shipping and handling requirements and will be accepted only after documents have been submitted and approved by the Port Houston Fire Chief.

  1. Final IMO documentation should be emailed to [email protected] 24 hours prior to container arrival at the terminal. Documents are processed in the order in which they are received. The documents must be in PDF format.
  2. Port Houston’s Hazardous team will review documentation and either pre-advise the unit or respond to the sender with any discrepancies.
  3. Customers can monitor the unit’s status in Lynx (csp.porthouston.com) under Export — HAZ Documents.
  4. If you have any questions, please reach out to our Hazardous team at [email protected].