The eight public terminals are owned, operated, managed and leased by the Port of Houston Authority and include the general cargo terminals at the Turning Basin, Care, Jacintoport, Woodhouse, and the Barbours Cut and Bayport container terminals.
Each year, more than 247 million tons of cargo move through the greater Port of Houston, carried by more than 8,200 vessels and 215,000 barges. In 2019, the port achieved the number 1 ranking in total waterborne tonnage in the United States and still ranks 1st in the U.S. in foreign waterborne tonnage; 1st in imports; 1st in export tonnage and 1st in total vessel transits. It is also the nation’s leading breakbulk port, handling 52% of project cargo at Gulf Coast ports.