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Info for Truckers

The Port of Houston Authority understands how important time is to truckers moving cargo. The process for trucks picking up and leaving containers at Barbours Cut has been designed to be efficient and time sensitive. The information here should help truckers move through Barbours Cut without encountering delays.

Safety is of utmost importance at all times. Please review this safety manual. It is available in Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF) in English and Spanish:

Barbours Cut Terminal Trucking Industry Safety Manual (580 K)
Manual de Seguridad Para la Industria Comionera de Barbours Cut (964 K)

Please watch this truckers safety video in either English or Spanish.

Truck drivers and all port users are required to have a Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) card in order to enter port property. The card is mandated by federal law and the program is administered by two federal agencies that are part of the Department of Homeland Security: the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) and the United States Coast Guard (USCG).

Begin the TWIC enrollment process online here.

The Port Authority’s online information system that tracks vessel arrivals and container movements is called WebAccess. In order to register and begin using the system, please contact Amy West at 281-291-6072 or email awest@poha.com.

This truckers manual shows how to access the Port Authority’s WebAccess data base for checking vessel schedules and information about container shipments. It is available in Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF).

The Port Authority has developed a mobile app that allows you to use your smart phone or device to check on the status of a container and its availability to be picked up.  It is very simple to use and the instructions can be found here.

This PDF diagram shows the four-step gate process through the Barbours Cut Terminal.

Here are step-by-step instructions covering all kinds of transactions at the Barbours Cut gate.

The Port of Houston Authority uses a paperless hazardous pre-advise system. Hazardous documents from the driver at the gate will not be accepted. Please see the current requirements here.

Equipment Locations
Before leaving to pick up an empty or a chassis, check with the steamship line to ensure the equipment has been released and is available. Verify size and type for your booking.

SS LINE LOCATION
** ACL (Atlantic Container Line) Intergrated Marine Services
***ALI (Alianca) Intergrated Marine Services
***CHS (COSCO) Integrated Marine Services
** CNI (Compania Chilena De Navigacion) Intergrated Marine Services
***CPL (Compania Libra) Intergrated Marine Services
** HLC (Hapag Lloyd) Intergrated Marine Services
** HSC (Hanjin) Integrated Marine Services
** HSD (Hamburg SUD) Intergrated Marine Services
** NYC (NYK Line) Port Authority
** OOC (OOCL) Port Authority
***SSA (Saudi Line) Intergrated Marine Services
   

**These steamship lines are part of the Flexi-van Chassis Pool at Barbours Cut

***These steamship lines are part of the TRAC Leasing Pool at Barbours Cut

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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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