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Port Houston has three tariffs that determine current rates, rules, and regulations for governing the various entities along the Houston Ship Channel. Tariff No. 8 provides the specific rates and regulations for the Ship Channel and the public-owned wharves. Tariff No. 14 provides specific rates for Barbours Cut Container Terminal, and Tariff No. 15 provides specific rates for Bayport Container Terminal.

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Effective Tariffs

Previously published tariffs will be retained for a period of five years in accordance with Federal Maritime Commission regulations, and will be made available upon request.

Tariffs Effective January 1, 2023

  • Tarriff No. 8
    • Rates, Rules, and Regulations Governing the Houston Ship Channel and Public-Owned Wharves
  • Tarrif No. 14
    • Additional Rates, Rules and Regulations Governing the Fentress Bracewell Barbours Cut Container Terminal
  • Tariff No. 15
    • Additional Rates, Rules and Regulations Governing the Bayport Container Terminal

Tariffs Effective December 1, 2022

  • Tariff No. 14
    • See subrule 093 on page 52-53; see subrule 093A p. 54-55
    • Additional Rates, Rules and Regulations Governing the Fentress Bracewell Barbours Cut Container Terminal
  • Tariff No. 15
    • See subrule 095 on page 54-56; see subrule 095A p. 56-57
    • Additional Rates, Rules and Regulations Governing the Bayport Container Terminal

Tariffs Effective as of February 18, 2022

  • Tariff No. 14
    • See subrule 073 on page 39; see subrule 093 on page 52-53
    • Additional rates, rules and regulations governing the Fentress Bracewell Barbours Cut Container Terminal
  • Tariff No. 15
    • See subrule 075 on page 42; see subrule 095 on page 55-56
    • Additional rates, rules and regulations governing the Bayport Container Terminal

Tariffs effective as of January 1, 2022

  • Tariff No. 8
    • Rates, rules, and regulations governing the Houston Ship Channel and public-owned wharves
  • Tariff No. 14
    • Additional rates, rules and regulations governing the Fentress Bracewell Barbours Cut Container Terminal
  • Tariff No. 15
    • Additional rates, rules and regulations governing the Bayport Container Terminal

Please email all requests, including the tariff number(s) and effective dates you are interested in obtaining, to Stephanie Reyes at: [email protected].


Import Dwell Fees

A Sustained Import Dwell Fee will go into effect at Port Houston on February 1st, 2023, to help maintain fluidity at the Bayport and Barbours Cut Container Terminals and address long-term dwell. The Sustained Import Dwell fee will be assessed directly to the Beneficial Cargo Owners (BCOs) on the eighth day after the expiration of free time. Click for more information.