Notice from our Agent at the Port of Houston, Tx. U.S.A.

March 19.2020

Good Morning,

While the Port of Houston is open, two of the terminals within the Port of Houston Authority are closed and operations are temporarily suspended due to  a worker testing positive for the Coronavirus.

The two terminals affected are Barbours Cut and Bayport.  Both are container terminals.  I have attached link the Port Authority official message below for additional info.

As a reminder, we do have both empty and loaded storage available at our LarSon Depot in case you need storage.  (grupo.crusan@grupo-crusan.com.mx)

Our IRI drivers have the authority for intermodal transport in 48 States and Canada. ( I understand that the US Canadian  border is still open for trucking.  Go figure!)

Our IRI drivers also have necessary permits to obtain right of entry to all major ports in the USA. So if you need to go to another port…  (grupo.crusan@grupo-crusan.com.mx)

Our A & L Tank Wash is open for both tank trailer and ISO tank washes/ steam.  (grupo.crusan@grupo-crusan.com.mx)

If we can help, let us know…  In the meantime, please see the below message from the Houston Port Authority below.

OPERATIONS ARE SUSPENDED AT BAYPORT AND BARBOURS CUT TERMINALS

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:
BayportCustomerService@porthouston.com
BCTCustomerService@porthouston.com

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.