Barbours Cut Container Terminal

Original Leader In the
Containerization Era

Owned and operated by Port Houston, the Fentress Bracewell Barbours Cut Container Terminal has grown to be one of the premier container-handling facilities on the U.S. Gulf since its opening in 1977.

Terminal History

The beginning of this container terminal dates back to a Port Commission meeting in August 1970, when Port Chairman Fentress Bracewell announced the decision to build a marine terminal that would only handle containerized cargo. A dedication ceremony took place at Morgan’s Point in April 1977 to officially open the terminal and the rest is history.

Terminal Investments & Capabilities

Today, Barbours Cut Container Terminal is booming with business. We have invested $43 million to enhance the overall terminal traffic flow and doubled our gate capacity for better efficiency. The terminal features six berths, 29 entry truck gates, a roll-on/roll-off platform, a LASH dock, 230 acres of paved marshaling area, 255,000 square feet of warehouse space, and four 2,700 working tracks and spurs connecting terminal warehouses.

Port Houston is continuing to modernize the facility to help increase cargo handling efficiency and capacity.

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