Trade and Marketing

Interested in shipping your products through Port Houston or need a direct all-water service? Our trade development staff works with potential customers and facilitates connections with shipping lines, local real estate and landside transportation providers. We support our potential customers with items that they may need to begin the shipping process via Port Houston.

Largest Container Port on the U.S Gulf Coast
See how we bring more containers to Houston here.

Largest Breakbulk Gateway in the United States

Learn more about why we are the leader of multi-purpose and breakbulk cargo transport here.

Refrigerated Cargo to Asia, Latin America and Europe

Read more about how main operating reefer facilities in the greater port region keep Houston cool.

Ocean Carriers

Freight Forwarders

Beneficial Cargo Owners

Shipping and Logistics

The trade development team also puts potential customers in touch with Houston’s many economic development organizations, which assist relocating business and help them obtain tax breaks and other financial incentives, as well as organize and sponsor local port, industry, and trade-related events including the Breakbulk Americas Conference, the JOC Gulf Shipping Conference and TradeLink workshops.

Inquiries from outside the U.S. are welcome. Members of the trade development team can speak Spanish, Portuguese and Chinese. Trade development representatives are maintained in Latin America, Brazil, and 14 countries in and around Asia. The Marketing and Branding department handles all marketing, external communications, promotions and business-to-business advertising for the port. Our team members also conduct market research, statistical analysis and forecasting.

For trade statistics information, click here.

Questions about shipping cargo? Contact us. or 713-670-2567