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Houston Port Closed due to COVID-19

Update 3/20/2020 4:00 pm
Houston ports will be re-opening March 19 @ 1900 hours. The infected person is quarantined and they’ve investigated who they may have exposed. Terminal operations resume.

Information derived directly from The Port of Houston on March 19, 2020

The Port Authority has learned that someone who worked at both Barbours Cut and Bayport container terminals tested positive for COVID-19 coronavirus. In light of this information, and in an abundance of caution, both public terminals are closed and operations are temporarily suspended while a thorough investigation is being conducted.  The Port Authority’s other public facilities remain open.

The Houston Ship Channel and the 200-plus private terminals that comprise the greater Port of Houston are also still operating.

The health and safety of Port Houston’s employees, users, customers and community remains its first priority. Port Houston is in communication with public authorities and health agencies while an investigation is underway.

Port Houston Customer Service staff will not be available by phone.  We will work to answer emails as best as we can.

Questions can be sent to:

All decisions on vessel schedules, demurrage, and all others will be determined as soon as possible.  All updates will be communicated as often as possible.

Port Houston will provide regular updates as warranted as this situation unfolds.

Scarbrough will continue to monitor the situation as closely as possible, and will inform clients’ whose cargo is specifically effected.