Galveston County has deep water port access via the Port of Galveston and Port of Texas City in the county. Galveston County is also adjacent to Port Freeport and the Port of Houston.

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

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

Port of Houston

The Port of Houston is located approximately thirty minutes from Galveston County in the city of Houston, on Galveston Bay.

  • 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 of Freeport

The Port of Freeport is located approximately one hour from Galveston County in Brazoria County on the Gulf of Mexico.

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