Port of Houston to Reopen Sept. 1
Will Accept Draymen, Open to Containerships During Limited Hours
The Port of Houston will reopen on Sept. 1 for the first time since Hurricane Harvey devastated the city, offering limited daytime service to containerships and draymen.
The Barbours Cut and Bayport Container Terminals will be open from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. CT. The Turning Basin Terminal also will be open for truck operations during the same hours.
“Regarding the Houston Ship Channel, the Captain of the Port, Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston, has advised that vessel movements remain restricted. Transits are limited to daylight hours, draft is restricted to 37 feet or less, and the upper channel from Morgan’s Point inbound to the Turning Basin will remain closed for vessel movements until conditions improve,” the port announced in a statement.
Maersk Group, CMA CGM and COSCO Shipping are among the top ocean carriers hauling containers into Houston. Each have vessels delayed due to the closing of the port.
Union Pacific, Kansas City Southern and BNSF remain shut down in southeastern Texas and Louisiana and crews will have to inspect the track before declaring it safe to resume operations.