For information related to container shipments arriving on Lihua Shipping vessel FILIA T please follow this link:
Additional information can be obtained by contacting the following:
Norton Lilly International
One St. Louis Centre, Suite 5000
Mobile, AL 36602
Phone: 251-219-3317

General Inquiries -
Option #1: Imports  -
Option #2: Exports -
Option #3: Equipment -
Option #4: Freight Cashier
Option #5: Per Diem -
Please instruct drivers to arrive with a suitable chassis.  Chassis cannot be left at Port Freeport. 
Velasco Container Terminal gate hours are Monday to Friday from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. No appointment is required.
Drivers need a valid CDL, insurance and TWIC card to gain access.  If a driver does not have a valid TWIC card, please contact Ports America (979) 239-1065 in advance to arrange a TWIC escort.
Drivers need to check-in at Port Freeport's Gate 8 at 1001 Navigation Blvd. Freeport, TX. 77541 to access Velasco Container Terminal.
After checking in at Gate 8, drivers should proceed along Pete Schaff Blvd and turn left on Port Road then right on Turning Basin Road and proceed to Velasco Container Terminal.
After receiving a load, drivers will exit the Port via Gate 8. Drivers must stop at USCBP Portal prior to exiting Gate 8. Drivers will check out at Gate 8.
The approximate turnaround time is 30 minutes all going well. Velasco terminal photo

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East End Information
Freeport Harbor Channel Improvement Project Update


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Port Statistics

Port Activity


Deep Draft Vessel Arrivals in 2020

Tonnage Numbers (2020)

30 M

Total Tonnage in 2020:

Economic Impact (Nationally)


Billion Annually


Direct, Indirect, and Induced Jobs

We Get You There

Union Pacific Railroad services Port Freeport twice weekly with manifest train service. The Port is constructing a rail-served multi-modal industrial park that will add substantial rail capability to Port Freeport. The expansion is a two-phased approach. Phase I will create additional manifest train capacity and is scheduled to be completed 2nd quarter 2019. Phase II will create capacity for unit trains and is expected to be completed in 2020.


We Get You There

Port Freeport is close to three area airports, who all offer 727 capabilities, air freight and various maintenance storage and flight services.


We Get You There

Easy access is the key, and that’s just what you get at Port Freeport, which is served by SH 288, SH 36 with easy connections to I-10, I-45, and Beltway 8. We also offer carriers access to our Heavy Lift Corridor with the ability to generate on-line permits. The Heavy Lift Corridor offers shippers greater economies of scale by allowing carriers to haul more freight in a single trip.

      What is the Heavy Lift Corridor?



We Get You There

Port Freeport has partnered with Kirby Marine who has a fleeting area for chemical and agricultural products on the waterfront.  Mammoet USA is another one of our partners focusing on project and heavy lift cargo and offer barge receipt or deliveries for all types on project freight to and from Port Freeport. Please contact Kirby Marine or Mammoet USA directly if you have need for these services.  Their contact information is available in our Port Directory.



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The Port is conveniently located adjacent to the Intracoastal Waterway and offers ships a quick transit of about one hour to the Gulf of Mexico’s deep water.

We Have Options

Port Freeport is accessible by rail, highway, vessel, and/or barge transportation. Take advantage of our different accessibility options.

We Are Growing

Our harbor channel will be deepened from 46 feet to 56 feet MLLW under an Army Corps of Engineers Approved General Reevaluation and Review.

We Have Room For You

Port Freeport's edge? Available land ready for development. Ask our team about leasing and development at the Port.

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