Driveby shot from the top of the ship channel bridge. (Best Viewed in Original Size)
The Port of Houston is a 25-mile-long complex of diversified public and private facilities located just a few hours' sailing time from the Gulf of Mexico.
The port is ranked first in the United States in foreign waterborne tonnage (14 consecutive years); first in U.S. imports (19 consecutive years);
second in U.S. export tonnage and second in the U.S. in total tonnage (19 consecutive years).
More than 220 million tons of cargo moved through the Port of Houston in 2009. More than 7,700 vessel calls were recorded at the Port of Houston during the year 2009.