We are delighted to report that Barbours Cut and Bayport Container Terminals at the Port of Houston, TX have reopened!
Please see the official info below from the Port of Houston Authority:
PORT HOUSTON BAYPORT AND BARBOURS CUT TERMINALS REOPENING FOR REGULAR BUSINESS MARCH 20.
Operations Scheduled to Resume at Bayport and Barbours Cut Container Terminals
The Port Authority has conducted a thorough investigation regarding the ILA worker, who recently worked at both Bayport and Barbours Cut Terminals, that tested positive for coronavirus (COVID-19). The ILA worker is currently in quarantine at the hospital.
Port Houston has conducted a joint investigation with the ILA which indicated that his exposure to others was fairly limited. Following CDC guidelines, all those that he has been in direct contact with during the 2 days worked at Port Houston facilities are in self-quarantine. Additionally, those who maintained social distancing from the worker, and have low risk, have been advised.
We have taken prudent steps to ensure we resume operations responsibly and safely. We will be resuming vessel operations this evening ( March 19th) at 1900 at both container terminals. We will reopen both container terminals for regular business tomorrow morning ( March 20th).
Port Houston Customer Service staff will return to normal hours tomorrow morning ( March 20th).
All decisions on vessel schedules, demurrage, and all others will be determined as soon as possible.
Port Houston is continuing to monitor the situation and will provide updates as warranted if this situation changes.
Multi-purpose facilities remain open for business.