The public facilities of the
Port of Houston Authority
(PHA) will be reopened at 8 a.m. on Monday,
September 26 for PHA employees and related port personnel only. All PHA
employees and related port personnel should report to work if they have
the means and capabilities to safely travel to the PHA facilities.
Those who are unable to make it to work should contact their managers
or supervisors as soon as possible. For further updates, PHA employees
and related port personnel can call the recorded message hotline at
The PHA's facilities will be reopened on Tuesday, September 27 for
commercial trucks assigned to transport cargo in or out of the
facilities. The PHA's facilities will not receive commercial vessels
and barges until the U.S. Coast Guard determines and announces the
reopening of the Houston Ship Channel.
A preliminary assessment found that the PHA's facilities sustained only
minimal impact from Hurricane Rita. The PHA's eight public port
facilities include the Bulk Materials Handling Plant, Turning Basin
Terminal, Barbours Cut Container Terminal, Woodhouse Terminal, Houston
Public Grain Elevator, Jacintoport Terminal, Care Terminal and
Galveston Container Terminal.