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Barbours Cut

The most modern intermodal facility on the U.S. Gulf, Barbours Cut Container Terminal was designed with one priority in mind: vessel productivity. It accomplishes this by providing a fast turnaround for container and RO/RO vessels and project cargo. The terminal is located at the mouth of Galveston Bay and is 3.5 hours' sailing time from the Gulf of Mexico.

The terminal's six berths provide 6,000 feet of continuous quay. Thirteen wharf cranes ensure efficient and reliable handling of containers. The facility also includes a roll-on/roll-off platform, a LASH dock, a cruise terminal, 230 acres of paved marshaling area and 255,000 square foot of warehouse space and acres of open marshaling and storage area. A computerized inventory control system tracks the status and location of individual containers. The terminal also features electronic data interchange capabilities. A comprehensive refrigerated food warehouse is located near the terminal. Combined with competitive tariff rates, this facility's efficiency makes it an ideal port of call for shippers with cargo originating from or destined for the US Midwest and West Coast.

Location
Near Loop 610 Bridge at the navigational head of the Houston Ship Channel.
Bridge Clearance
135 feet above mean high tide.
Maximum Vessel Length
750 feet (228 meters).
Wharf Load Capacities
From 400 to 1,000 pounds per square foot (2 to 4.9 metric tons per square meter).
Shedded Wharf Apron Widths
From 52 to 60 feet (15.9 to 18.3 meters) (No. 18 through No. 31).
Height of Docks
12 to 16.5 feet (3.7 to 5 meters) above mean low tide.

 

The Port of Houston Authority

111 East Loop North
Houston, Texas USA 77029
Phone: 713-670-2400

P.O. Box 2562
Houston, Texas USA 77252-2562

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111 East Loop North
Houston, Texas USA 77029
Phone: 713-670-2400

P.O. Box 2562
Houston, Texas USA 77252-2562

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