The Captain of the Port, Sector Houston-Galveston of United States Coast Guard has set rescind modified Port Condition YANKEE for Freeport, TX as of Monday, September 15, 2021, at 6:00 a.m. for Hurricane Nicholas. 

Brazos Pilots has resumed normal channel operations.

Port Freeport terminal gates are open and power has been restored to all Port facilities. 

Please contact individual terminal managers for terminal and customer specific information (Port Freeport Directory)

Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Company, LLC is currently performing dredging on Reach 3 of the Freeport Harbor Channel near the Velasco Container Terminal utilizing the CAROLINA dredge.  Work began in early April.

Click HERE for vessel details and current position.

Port Freeport is maintaining regular service levels and normal terminal operations. All terminals along the Freeport Harbor Channel are operational and conducting business as usual.

Port Freeport’s Administration Building is not open to the public. If you need assistance, please call 979-233-2667, and someone will be available to help you. For a list of COVID-19 vaccination locations and availability, visit the Texas Division of Emergency Management's interactive site.


See why Port Freeport is growing

East End Information
Freeport Harbor Channel Improvement Project Update



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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Avg Pilot Time

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.

Port Updates

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