frequently asked questions about port freeport

Our Answers

Here you will find answers to some of the frequently asked questions about Port Freeport. For additional or specific inquiries, please call (800) 362-5743.

What is the capacity of the Port's crane(s)?

The Port has a Gottwald 280 Crane with a lifting capacity rating of 110 tons at the hook. This is a state-of-the-art crane equipped with an automated 20' and 40' self-correcting spreader. This mobile crane can handle various types of cargo from project, containers, heavy lifts and general cargo. We also have two ZPMC Post-Panamax Gantry cranes located on Berth 7 at Velasco Container Terminal. These cranes can lift 65 tons at the spreader and 75 tons under the hook and reach 18 across.

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What is the water depth along your docks?

Our upper harbor has a water depth of 36 feet. The channel has a water depth of 45 feet. We also have a 65 feet deep-water berth available. Velasco Container Terminal offers minimum 45 feet water depth and is designed for 50 feet long term.

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What is your current wharfage rate?

Please refer to Port Freeport Tariff No. 005.

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Can you handle semi-submersible vessels?

Port Freeport is currently not accepting semi-submersible vessels.

Am I restricted to using the Port's labor?
You have the option to contract your own labor and negotiate with any of the local licensed stevedores (union and/or non-union).  Here is a link to our Directory.
Is there a supply of Trucking companies?
There are several to choose from located on-site. Check our Port Directory for a list of companies and phone numbers.  Link to Directory.
Who do I contact regarding automobile shipping/receiving?

 Horizon Auto Logistics is the terminal operator for roll on roll off services at Port Freeport. General information for HAL is listed below. 

Physical/Street Address: (NOT USPS/Mailing address)

1341A Pine Street

Freeport, Texas 77541

 

Receiving Hours:

 

8AM to 4PM  (Monday through Friday) (Holidays Excluded)

Closed 12PM-1PM for Lunch

 

Customer Service Information:

 

Office:  979-871-3090

Email: FPO@horizonautologistics.com 

 

Required Documentation for Export POV Drop Off.

 

Dock Receipt includes:  Booking Number and Vessel

                                    VIN

                                    AES/ITN #

                                    Value

                                    Weight

                                    POD

 POV Title and/or Bill of Sale

For additional information, please contact HAL directly.