The most modern intermodal facility
on the U.S. Gulf, Barbours Cut Container Terminal was
designed with one priority in mind: vessel productivity.
It accomplishes this by providing a fast turnaround
for container and RO/RO vessels and project cargo. The
terminal is located at the mouth of Galveston Bay and
is 3.5 hours' sailing time from the Gulf of Mexico.
The terminal's six berths provide
6,000 feet of continuous quay. Thirteen wharf cranes
ensure efficient and reliable handling of containers.
The facility also includes a roll-on/roll-off platform,
a LASH dock, a cruise terminal, 230 acres of paved marshaling
area and 255,000 square foot of warehouse space and
acres of open marshaling and storage area. A computerized
inventory control system tracks the status and location
of individual containers. The terminal also features
electronic data interchange capabilities. A comprehensive
refrigerated food warehouse is located near the terminal.
Combined with competitive tariff rates, this facility's
efficiency makes it an ideal port of call for shippers
with cargo originating from or destined for the US Midwest
and West Coast.
Location: Morgan's Point, on
the northwest shore of Galveston Bay, less than four
hours' sailing time from the Gulf of Mexico.
Six 1,000-foot-long (305 m) container berths; RO/RO
platform; U-shaped LASH dock (282 feet or 85.9 m in
Channel Depth: 40 feet (12.19
m) at mean low tide.
Trucks: Four entry points with
a combined total of 26 truck lanes and 15 60-ton scales;
access to all major freeways.
Rail: Intermodal rail ramp
at terminal with spurs leading to warehouses on terminal.
The rail ramp consists of 42.1 acres with four working
tracks (each approximately 2700 feet in length), five
storage tracks (each approximately 2550 feet in length)
and 900 parking spaces. The entire facility is paved.
The handling method is two Mi-jack overhead cranes (one
D800R and one D800AC) each capable of 30 moves per hour.
Hours of operation are 0800-1630.
Storage/Marshaling Total: Approximately 250 developed acres.
Container: Room for more than
24,500 grounded TEUs; 342 reefer outlets; slots for
more than 2,500 wheeled units.
Transit Sheds: Two 100,000
square foot (9290 square meters) sheds and one 55,000
square foot (5,110 square meters) shed.
RO/RO: Access to 44 acres of
paved marshaling area.
Yard Cranes: Four 40-ton (40.64
m.t.) Morris Cranes, eight 40-ton Bardella cranes, six
40 ton-Noell cranes, 22 new 50-ton Kone RTG cranes.
Other Cranes: Four 30,000-pound
(13.6 m.t.) top lifters for handling empty containers,
mobile crane (diesel) with 82-ton (83.3 m.t.) capacity,
sixr 40-ton (top pick) load handling machines.
Other Equipment: 33 heavy-duty
yard tractors and 125 heavy-duty yard chassis available
for rent; special heavy-lift equipment available from
Other Services: Computerized
inventory control system; import vehicle processing
nearby; fireboat; 24-hour availability; round-the-clock
Tariff: Port of Houston Authority Tariff 14.
Contact: Port of Houston Authority
Barbours Cut Container Terminal
1515 E. Barbours Cut Boulevard
La Porte, Texas 77571
Fax: 281-470-5571 or 5576
Container Inquiry System: 713-678-7600
of Houston Authority
111 East Loop North Houston, Texas 77029
P.O. Box 2562 Houston, Texas 77252-2562
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