This site has been built by members of the community to assist in the promotion of the Port of Houston and assist the businesses doing business in the Greater Houston metropolitan area.

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The Port of Houston .com

An Unofficial Guide

Since 1837, ships have provided equipment, supplies and jobs for the people of Texas. Stretching for over 20 miles, both public and private facilities are available and make The Port of Houston the U.S. port with the most foreign sea traffic and second overall in terms of tonnage. With easy access to the Gulf of Mexico, the port is ideal for transport to Latin America and the Panama Canal.

If you prefer the official site of the PortofHouston, please click here. It is a very informative site and we are hoping that we can assist businesses looking for the official site to find it. Part of the purpose of this site is to assist people in locating the official site to obtain more information.

This site is divided into several sections to enhance your experience:

Travel Services: This section contains information about the travel industry. This includes cruise ships as well as future information about traveling to and from the port. This will include information from the airlines as well as shuttle services, rental car facilities and taxi services. Additionally, links to several high-quality hotels are provided. For your next business trip to the area or for holiday or vacation travel, this should assist you with your visit.

Freight/Cargo: This section includes detailed information about the cargo facilities available at the port and various companies that you can contact to obtain services. Information about import and export as well as roro and lolo equipment and facilities. This also has links to information about the ports in the rest of the world. This is an ongoing development and we welcome assistance.

Legal information: International freight and logistics is a difficult prospect. This page will contain some useful information as well as the methodology for obtaining true expert advice. As always, we suggest you consult an attorney.

Links: This page contains useful companies in varying fields that may be able to assist you. These are not keyed completely at the international shipping marketplace, but are beneficial. They include hotels, boats, real estate and other links.

Entertainment: Information about Houston corporate events, Houston private parties and private Houston murder mystery dinner shows as well as Clear Lake private parties and Galveston private parties.

World Ports: This page contains links to the official port sites from around the world. When you do business in shipping, you are dealing with two ports, no just ours. We want you to find useful information about the other side of the equation. This section is divided into three sections, the U.S., Canada, and the rest of the world. It is difficult to find such a complete guide and we hope that you will help us to keep it up to date.

FAQ's: This answers some questions about why we have developed this site and how you might help our efforts at enhancing the port.

This site,, is in no way recognized by the the PortofHouston Authority and nothing in this site is intended to imply any short of approval by the Port, Harris County, the city or the State of Texas.