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Port of Houston

Introduction, Major Towns Near, Port Detail

The Port of Houston is the largest port in the United States in terms of foreign waterborne tonnage. It is located in Houston, Texas, on the Houston Ship Channel. The port is a 50-mile (80 km) complex of diversified public and private facilities located a few hours from the Gulf of Mexico. Major towns near Port of Houston (Texas, USA) and Houston, Texas; Baytown, Texas; La Porte, Texas; Deer Park, Texas; Pasadena, Texas. The Port of Houston handles over two-thirds of the waterborne tonnage entering the United States. It is ranked first in the United States in foreign waterborne tonnage, second in total capacity, and tenth in the world.

Export /Import requirements

To import/export goods from the Port of Houston, you will need the following documents:

  1. A Bill of Lading
  2. A Shipper’s Export Declaration
  3. A Certificate of Origin
  4. An Import License
  5. An Import Permit

1 - Address111 East Loop North (77029) P.O. Box 2562 (77252-2562) Houston, TX 77252-2562 United States

2 - Port AuthorityPort of Houston Authority

3 - Phone713-670-2400

4 - Fax713-670-2429

5 - Email-

6 - Coordinates29º 44' 44'' N, -95º -17' -13'' W

7 - Decimal29.7457524, -95.2871564

8 - UN/LOCODEUSHOU

9 - Port TypeSeaport

10 - Port SizeVery Large

11 - Websitewww.portofhouston.com

12 - TerminalYes

Informations
Port Detail

Inland port

Entrance Restrictions

Mean tide

Tide

Overhead Limit

Swell

Water Depth

Channel46 - 50 feet 14 - 15.2 meters

Cargo Pier26 - 30 feet 7.1 - 9.1 meters

Mean Tide-

Anchorage31 - 35 feet 9.4 - 10 meters

Oil Terminal36 - 40 feet 11 - 12.2 meters

Harbor Characteristics

Harbor SizeLarge

ShelterGood

Max Vessel SizeOver 500 feet in length

Harbor TypeRiver Tide Gate

Turning Area

Informations
Pilotage

Compulsory

Available

Advisable

Local Assist

Supplies

Provisions

Fuel Oil

Deck

Water

Diesel Oil

Engine

Lifts & Cranes

0-24 Ton Lifts

25-49 Ton Lifts

50-100 Ton Lifts

100+ Ton Lifts

Fixed Cranes

Mobile Cranes

Floating Cranes

Loading & Unloading

Wharves

Med Moor

Ice

Anchor

Beach

Tugs

Assist

Salvage

Quarantine

Pratique

Deratt Cert

Port Services

Longshore

Electrical Repair

Steam

Electrical

Navigation Eq

Repairs, Drydock & Other Services

Ship Repairs

Marine Railroad

Drydock Size

Garbage Disposal

Dirty Ballast

Communications

Telephone

Radio

Air

Telegraph

Radio Tel

Rail

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Ocean

Economical, Efficient and
Environmental-friendly
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Air

Speedy, cost-effective
and Highly reliable
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Land

Door to door, low risk and
flexible
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Customs

Expert brokerage
assistance
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