Houston, Texas

The Port of Houston handles all types of cargo such as bulk petcoke, oil rigs, steel products, forest products and containers.

Specifications and services

Location: City dock Northside turning basin area (29°40’48.46″ N, 94°59’52.19″ W)

Size: Approx. 500 acres / 202.3 hectares

Water Depth: 36 feet / 11 meters

Berths & Length: 21 berths, measuring 12,600 feet / 3,840 meters (all berths on the Northside docks can be used for barges)

Cranes: 1

Truck Lanes & Scales: 4 truck gates, 1 scale

Reefer Services: Yes

Rail Services: UPSP/BNSF, switching by Port Terminal Rail Association

Highway Access: Access to all major highways, all directions

Cargos / Commodities Handled:

  • Containers
  • General cargo
  • Steel products
  • Bulk cargo
  • RoRo

Other facility facts

Warehouse & Storage: 5 warehouses and 30 acres / 12.1 hectares of storage

Fumigation Facilities: Yes

Heavy Lift Service: Water derrick and shore-side cranes ranging from 50 to 300 tons

Transit Shed: 21 measuring 1.27 million square feet / 117,989 square meters with adequate door space for truck and railcar loading

Foreign Trade Zone: Yes

Barge Access: Yes

Automated Appointment System: Yes, managed by the Port Authority