Maritime

List of Steamship Carriers Currently Serving Galveston County

Steamship Carriers Currently Serving Galveston County

  • The following Companies call on the Port of Galveston:
    • ARC – American Roll-On, Roll-Off Carrier
    • Del Monte
    • Hoegh Autoliners
    • K Line Ro Ro
    • WWL -  Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics

Maritime Companies

  • With 45’ of draft virtually every type of maritime company can be found in Galveston County.
  • Maritime companies include barge fleeting, container repair and leasing, freight forwarding, heavy lift and salvage, ship chandlers, stevedoring, towing and many more.
  • Galveston County is home to the following maritime-related companies:
    • 17 Freight Transportation Arrangement Companies
    • 10 Marine Cargo Handling
    • 8 Other Support Activities for Water Transportation
    • 6 Inland Water Freight Transportation Companies
    • 2 Deep Sea Freight Transportation Companies

Deep Water Port Access

  • Galveston County has deep water port access via the Port of Galveston and Port of Texas City. Galveston County is also adjacent to Port Freeport and the Port of Houston.
    • Port of Galveston
      Port of Galveston
      • Deepwater Port
      • Equipped to handle: containers, dry and liquid bulk, breakbulk, RO/RO, refrigerated and project cargoes.
      • Foreign Trade Zone
      • 4th busiest cruise port in the US
      • Ranked #7 in tanker calls among US ports
      • The following Companies call on the Port of Galveston:
        • ARC – American Roll-On, Roll-Off Carrier
        • Del Monte
        • Hoegh Autoliners
        • K Line Ro Ro
        • WWL -  Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics

    • Port of Texas City
      Port of Texas City
      • Deepwater Port
      • 11th busiest port in the US in terms of overall annual tonnage
      • UP Railroad and BNSF Railway
      • Foreign Trade Zone
      • Ranked #4 in tanker calls among US ports
      • Over $270 billion in annual economic activity

    • Port of Houston
      Port of Houston
      • Deepwater Port
      • Busiest port in US in terms of foreign tonnage
      • 2nd busiest port in US in terms of overall tonnage
      • 13th busiest port in the world
      • 2 Cargo Container Terminals
      • 5 Major General Cargo Terminals
      • Part of Foreign Trade Zone

    • Port Freeport
      Port Freeport
      • Deepwater Port
      • Equipped to handle: cargo & breakbulk operations, container operations, heavy lift, RO/RO
      • Foreign Trade Zone
      • 800 vessel calls per year

    Foreign Trade Zones

    • Foreign Trade Zones are the domestic variation on the “free trade zone” concept—secure areas under the supervision of U.S. Customs and Border Protection that are considered outside the customs territory for the purposes of duty payment.
    • Zone status may also make sites eligible for state and local tax benefits.
    • Galveston County has 2 Foreign Trade Zones:
      • Galveston:
        • Grantee: Board of Trustees of the Galveston Wharves Operator: Port of Galveston P.O. Box 328, Galveston, TX 77553 Diane Falcioni (409) 766-6121 Fax (409) 766-6107
      • Texas City:
        • FTZ No. 199 Texas City Grantee: Texas City Foreign-Trade Zone Corporation P.O. Box 2608, Texas City, TX 77592 Nicholas Finan (409) 643-5927 Fax (409) 942-1073

    Rail Access

    Galveston County Rail Access

    • Galveston County is served by the following: Union Pacific, BNSF, Galveston Railroad (Genesee & Wyoming)
      Union PacificBNSF RailwayGalveston Railroad

    Labor

    The Galveston County labor shed (Metro Houston) is home to the following skilled workers by occupation code which are pertinent to the Maritime sector:

    • 17,702 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers
    • 14,413 First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers
    • 11,700 Machinists
    • 10,715 First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers
    • 4,377 Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators
    • 3,835 Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Operators
    • 3,412 Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters
    • 3,294 Industrial Production Managers
    • 2,883 Crane and Tower Operators
    • 2,750 Structural Iron and Steel Workers
    • 2,673 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers
    • 2,533 Multiple Machine Tool Operators
    • 2,070 Captains, Mates, and Pilots of Water Vessels
    • 1,781 Electromechanical Equipment Assemblers
    • 1,722 Sailors and Marine Oilers
    • 1,634 Reinforcing Iron and Rebar Workers
    • 1,546 Excavating and Loading Machine and Dragline Operators
    • 1,421 Engine and Other Machine Assemblers
    • 1,266 Welding, Soldering, and Brazing Machine Operators
    • 842 Extruding, Forming, Pressing, and Compacting Machine Operators
    • 672 Computer Numerically Controlled Machine Tool Programmers
    • 409 Coil Winders, Tapers, and Finishers
    • 229 Adhesive Bonding Machine Operators
    • 110 Dredge Operators
    • 15,107 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators
    • 13,993 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters
    • 10,723 Industrial Machinery Mechanics
    • 4,791 First-Line Supervisors of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators
    • 4,002 Logisticians
    • 3,437 Sheet Metal Workers
    • 3,379 First-Line Supervisors of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand
    • 3,144 Maintenance Workers, Machinery
    • 2,858 Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Operators
    • 2,730 Lathe and Turning Machine Operators
    • 2,616 Cargo and Freight Agents
    • 2,418 Mechanical Engineering Technicians
    • 1,814 Control and Valve Installers and Repairers
    • 1,742 Pump Operators, Except Wellhead Pumpers
    • 1,707 Pipelayers
    • 1,547 Riggers
    • 1,475 Tank Car, Truck, and Ship Loaders
    • 1,314 Millwrights
    • 1,025 Painters, Transportation Equipment
    • 822 Plating and Coating Machine Operators
    • 770 Boilermakers
    • 757 Industrial Engineering Technicians
    • 660 Forging Machine Operators
    • 611 Fiberglass Laminators and Fabricators
    • 440 Tool and Die Makers
    • 375 Electro-Mechanical Technicians
    • 116 Pourers and Casters, Metal
     
    • 17,702 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers
    • 15,107 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators
    • 14,413 First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers
    • 13,993 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters
    • 11,700 Machinists
    • 10,723 Industrial Machinery Mechanics
    • 10,715 First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers
    • 4,791 First-Line Supervisors of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators
    • 4,377 Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators
    • 4,002 Logisticians
    • 3,835 Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Operators
    • 3,437 Sheet Metal Workers
    • 3,412 Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters
    • 3,379 First-Line Supervisors of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand
    • 3,294 Industrial Production Managers
    • 3,144 Maintenance Workers, Machinery
    • 2,883 Crane and Tower Operators
    • 2,858 Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Operators
    • 2,750 Structural Iron and Steel Workers
    • 2,730 Lathe and Turning Machine Operators
    • 2,673 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers
    • 2,616 Cargo and Freight Agents
    • 2,533 Multiple Machine Tool Operators
    • 2,418 Mechanical Engineering Technicians
    • 2,070 Captains, Mates, and Pilots of Water Vessels
    • 1,814 Control and Valve Installers and Repairers
    • 1,781 Electromechanical Equipment Assemblers
    • 1,742 Pump Operators, Except Wellhead Pumpers
    • 1,722 Sailors and Marine Oilers
    • 1,707 Pipelayers
    • 1,634 Reinforcing Iron and Rebar Workers
    • 1,547 Riggers
    • 1,546 Excavating and Loading Machine and Dragline Operators
    • 1,475 Tank Car, Truck, and Ship Loaders
    • 1,421 Engine and Other Machine Assemblers
    • 1,314 Millwrights
    • 1,266 Welding, Soldering, and Brazing Machine Operators
    • 1,025 Painters, Transportation Equipment
    • 842 Extruding, Forming, Pressing, and Compacting Machine Operators
    • 822 Plating and Coating Machine Operators
    • 770 Boilermakers
    • 757 Industrial Engineering Technicians
    • 672 Computer Numerically Controlled Machine Tool Programmers
    • 660 Forging Machine Operators
    • 611 Fiberglass Laminators and Fabricators
    • 440 Tool and Die Makers
    • 409 Coil Winders, Tapers, and Finishers
    • 375 Electro-Mechanical Technicians
    • 229 Adhesive Bonding Machine Operators
    • 116 Pourers and Casters, Metal
    • 110 Dredge Operators

    Taxes & Business Costs

    • We feature major tax and business costs advantages including the following:
      • No state corporate income tax
      • No state individual income tax
      • Only state in USA that does not require private companies to have workers’ compensation insurance.
      • Visit our incentives page to learn what you could qualify for, link to incentives

    Engineering Talent

    • 7,957 Mechanical Engineers
    • 4,672 Industrial Engineers
    • 4,149 Electrical Engineers
    • 2,874 Chemists
    • 1,148 Marine Engineers and Naval Architects
    • 595 Materials Engineers

    Support Services

    The following numbers of supporting companies are located within Galveston County:

    • 108 Insurance Agencies and Brokerages
    • 77 Commercial Banks
    • 50 Electrical Contractors
    • 34 Credit Unions
    • 26 Industrial Machinery Wholesalers
    • 22 Temporary Help Agencies
    • 21 Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment Repair and Maintenance
    • 15 Industrial Building Construction Contractors
    • 15 General Freight Trucking, Long-Distance
    • 12 Industrial Supplies Merchant Wholesalers
    • 11 Wireless Telecommunications Carriers
    • 11 Marketing Consulting Companies
    • 10 Roofing Contractors
    • 10 Poured Concrete Foundation and Structure Contractors
    • 9 Wired Telecommunications Carriers
    • 8 Security Guards and Patrol Services Companies
    • 8 Commercial and Industrial Machinery Leasing Companies
    • 7 Petroleum Refineries
    • 7 Medical Laboratories
    • 6 Inland Water Freight Transportation Companies
    • 5 Petroleum Bulk Stations and Terminals
    • 5 Specialized Freight Trucking, Local
    • 5 Nonscheduled Chartered Passenger Air Transportation
    • 4 Solid Waste Collection Companies
    • 4 Payroll Services Companies
    • 4 Specialized Freight Trucking, Long-Distance
    • 4 Executive Search Service Companies
    • 3 Hazardous Waste Treatment and Disposal Companies
    • 2 Plastics Material and Resin Manufacturing Companies
    • 2 Deep Sea Freight Transportation Companies
    • 2 Sales Financing Companies
    • 2 Iron and Steel Forging Companies
    • 2 Metal Coating, Engraving, and Allied Services to Manufacturers Companies
    • 2 Motor and Generator Manufacturing Companies
    • 2 Commercial Air, Rail, and Water Transportation Equipment Rental and Leasing Companies
    • 1 Fabricated Pipe and Pipe Fitting Manufacturing Company
    • 1 Pharmaceutical Preparation Manufacturing Company
    • 1 Ornamental and Architectural Metal Work Manufacturing Company
    • 1 Industrial Sand Mining Company
    • 1 Fluid Power Cylinder and Actuator Manufacturing Company
    • 1 Mining Machinery and Equipment Manufacturing Company
    • 1 Hazardous Waste Collection Company
    • 100 Offices of Lawyers
    • 70 Engineering Services
    • 48 Computer Systems Design Services Companies
    • 34 Support Activities for Oil and Gas Operations Companies
    • 25 Janitorial Services
    • 21 Site Preparation Contractors
    • 17 Freight Transportation Arrangement
    • 15 Testing Laboratories
    • 13 Machine Shops
    • 11 Environmental Consulting Services Companies
    • 11 General Freight Trucking, Local
    • 10 Marine Cardo Handling Companies
    • 10 Employment Placement Agencies
    • 10 Process, Physical Distribution, and Logistics Consulting Services
    • 8 Food Service Contractors
    • 8 Computer and Office Machine Repair Companies
    • 8 R&D in Biotechnology Companies
    • 7 Instruments and Related Products Manufacturing for Measuring, Displaying, and controlling Industrial Process Variables
    • 6 Oil and Gas Pipeline Construction Companies
    • 6 R&D in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences Companies
    • 5 Advertising Agencies
    • 5 Industrial Gas Manufacturing Companies
    • 5 Ship Building and Repairing Companies
    • 4 Fabricated Structural Metal Manufacturing Companies
    • 4 Software Publishers
    • 4 General Freight Trucking, Long-Distance, Less than Truckload
    • 3 Plate Work Manufacturing Companies
    • 3 Metal Tank (Heavy Gauge) Manufacturing Companies
    • 2 Solid Waste Landfill Companies
    • 2 Oil and Gas Field Machinery and Equipment Manufacturing Companies
    • 2 Engineered Wood Member (except Truss) Manufacturing Company
    • 1 Power Boiler and Heath Exchanger Manufacturing Company
    • 1 Industrial Valve Manufacturing Company
    • 1 Sheet Metal Work Manufacturing Company
    • 1 Plastics Packaging Film and Sheet Manufacturing Company
    • 1 Machine Tool Manufacturing Company
    • 1 Concrete Pipe Manufacturing Company
    • 1 Collection Agency
    • 1 International Trade Financing Company
    • 1 Industrial Design Service Company
     
    • 108 Insurance Agencies and Brokerages
    • 100 Offices of Lawyers
    • 77 Commercial Banks
    • 70 Engineering Services
    • 50 Electrical Contractors
    • 48 Computer Systems Design Services Companies
    • 34 Credit Unions
    • 34 Support Activities for Oil and Gas Operations Companies
    • 26 Industrial Machinery Wholesalers
    • 25 Janitorial Services
    • 22 Temporary Help Agencies
    • 21 Site Preparation Contractors
    • 21 Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment Repair and Maintenance
    • 17 Freight Transportation Arrangement
    • 15 Industrial Building Construction Contractors
    • 15 Testing Laboratories
    • 15 General Freight Trucking, Long-Distance
    • 13 Machine Shops
    • 12 Industrial Supplies Merchant Wholesalers
    • 11 Environmental Consulting Services Companies
    • 11 Wireless Telecommunications Carriers
    • 11 General Freight Trucking, Local
    • 11 Marketing Consulting Companies
    • 10 Marine Cardo Handling Companies
    • 10 Roofing Contractors
    • 10 Employment Placement Agencies
    • 10 Poured Concrete Foundation and Structure Contractors
    • 10 Process, Physical Distribution, and Logistics Consulting Services
    • 9 Wired Telecommunications Carriers
    • 8 Food Service Contractors
    • 8 Security Guards and Patrol Services Companies
    • 8 Computer and Office Machine Repair Companies
    • 8 Commercial and Industrial Machinery Leasing Companies
    • 8 R&D in Biotechnology Companies
    • 7 Petroleum Refineries
    • 7 Instruments and Related Products Manufacturing for Measuring, Displaying, and controlling Industrial Process Variables
    • 7 Medical Laboratories
    • 6 Oil and Gas Pipeline Construction Companies
    • 6 Inland Water Freight Transportation Companies
    • 6 R&D in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences Companies
    • 5 Petroleum Bulk Stations and Terminals
    • 5 Advertising Agencies
    • 5 Specialized Freight Trucking, Local
    • 5 Industrial Gas Manufacturing Companies
    • 5 Nonscheduled Chartered Passenger Air Transportation
    • 5 Ship Building and Repairing Companies
    • 4 Solid Waste Collection Companies
    • 4 Fabricated Structural Metal Manufacturing Companies
    • 4 Payroll Services Companies
    • 4 Software Publishers
    • 4 Specialized Freight Trucking, Long-Distance
    • 4 General Freight Trucking, Long-Distance, Less than Truckload
    • 4 Executive Search Service Companies
    • 3 Plate Work Manufacturing Companies
    • 3 Hazardous Waste Treatment and Disposal Companies
    • 3 Metal Tank (Heavy Gauge) Manufacturing Companies
    • 2 Plastics Material and Resin Manufacturing Companies
    • 2 Solid Waste Landfill Companies
    • 2 Deep Sea Freight Transportation Companies
    • 2 Oil and Gas Field Machinery and Equipment Manufacturing Companies
    • 2 Sales Financing Companies
    • 2 Engineered Wood Member (except Truss) Manufacturing Company
    • 2 Iron and Steel Forging Companies
    • 2 Motor and Generator Manufacturing Companies
    • 2 Metal Coating, Engraving, and Allied Services to Manufacturers Companies
    • 2 Commercial Air, Rail, and Water Transportation Equipment Rental and Leasing Companies
    • 1 Fabricated Pipe and Pipe Fitting Manufacturing Company
    • 1 Power Boiler and Heath Exchanger Manufacturing Company
    • 1 Pharmaceutical Preparation Manufacturing Company
    • 1 Industrial Valve Manufacturing Company
    • 1 Ornamental and Architectural Metal Work Manufacturing Company
    • 1 Sheet Metal Work Manufacturing Company
    • 1 Industrial Sand Mining Company
    • 1 Plastics Packaging Film and Sheet Manufacturing Company
    • 1 Fluid Power Cylinder and Actuator Manufacturing Company
    • 1 Machine Tool Manufacturing Company
    • 1 Mining Machinery and Equipment Manufacturing Company
    • 1 Concrete Pipe Manufacturing Company
    • 1 Hazardous Waste Collection Company
    • 1 Collection Agency
    • 1 Industrial Design Service Company
    • 1 International Trade Financing Company
     

    Additional Information

Source of Business and Labor Numbers: The Next Move Group