Port of Houston halts Bayport and Barbours Cut operations until March 20 due to COVID-19 case

The Barbours Cut and Bayport Container Terminals are closed, effective immediately, after a confirmed case of COVID-19.

The terminals will reopen for regular business on March 20.

Operations are suspended at Bayport and Barbours Cut terminals. An ILA worker who recently worked at both terminals has tested positive for COVID-19. Out of an abundance of caution, Port Houston has temporarily closed both terminals while a full investigation is conducted.

All vessel, yard, and gate operations have been stopped. Decisions on vessel schedules, demurrage, and all others will be determined as soon as possible. 

Port Houston’s other facilities, including general cargo terminals, remain open. The Houston Ship Channel and the over 200 private terminals that comprise the greater Port of Houston are operational. Port Houston customer service staff will not be available by phone. 

Port Houston Customer Service staff will return to normal hours Friday morning.

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