Schedules, Gate Information, & Additional Information

Learn About
the Area's
Largest Breakbulk

Port Houston owns and manages the public wharves and terminals along the Houston Ship Channel, including the area’s largest breakbulk facility. Below you will find more information on our wharf specifications, facility capabilities, vessel schedules, gate information, and more.

Breakbulk & Multi-Purpose Facility Capabilities

Port Houston’s multi-purpose and breakbulk terminals support heavy-lift, bulk, liquid, dry bulk and project cargo, steel, and vehicles. We are centrally located, at the intersection of the Trans-Pacific, Inter-Americas, and Trans-Atlantic trade lanes, giving our customers a distinct advantage and connecting them to the world. Download our Breakbulk & Multi-Purpose facility flier to learn more about our capabilities.

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Vessel Schedules

Below you will find current vessel schedules with arrival and departure times for ships calling to Port Houston’s multi-purpose, breakbulk, and project cargo facilities.

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Tariff Information

Tariff No. 8 determines current rates, rules, and regulations for governing the various entities along the Houston Ship Channel. Port Houston’s tariffs include deferred payment provisions, as set forth in the following subrules:

Port Houston has made its tariffs available in Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF). To find out how much your rates may be, use our Price Estimate Tool.

Gate Information

Port Houston’s Turning Basin facility has three main gates: Gate A is for automobile traffic only. Cargo Bay Road is primarily used for cargo trucks delivering or leaving the facility. The Turning Basin Truck Gate is located at 300 E. Loop N., Houston, TX 77029.

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High and Wide Cargo

The third gate at Turning Basin is located at Gate 8 on Clinton Drive. This gate is only available to high and wide cargo. Port Police will need to be contacted prior to your departure to open gates with stevedore approval. Port Police can be contacted at 713-670-3600.

Gate Characteristics
Wide Lane Gates Width
Gate 8- 30′
RAMP ROAD 2- 27’
RAMP ROAD 6- 29’ 2’’
RAMP ROAD 7- 22’ 9”
RAMP ROAD 8- 30’
Ramp road gates have a clarence of 11 feet

Truck Safety Information

Port Houston understands how important time is to truck drivers moving cargo. However, it is also important for our terminals to remain safe and secure at all times. View the following videos for information about Port Houston’s terminal safety:

Trucker Safety Videos



Need to know more?

For more information about connecting with someone on the Multi-Purpose and Breakbulk Operations team, explore Port Houston’s directory to find the right contact.