Operations scheduled to resume at Port Houston’s Bayport and Barbours Cut container terminals
The Port Authority has conducted a thorough investigation regarding the International Longshoremen’s Association (ILA) worker, who recently worked at both Bayport and Barbours Cut Terminals, that tested positive for coronavirus (COVID-19).
The ILA worker is currently in quarantine at the hospital.Port Houston has conducted a joint investigation with the ILA which indicated that his exposure to others was fairly limited. Following CDC guidelines, all those that he has beenin direct contact with during the 2 days worked at Port Houston facilities are in self-quarantine. Port Houston will be resuming vessel operations this evening at 1900 at both container terminals and will reopen both container terminals for normal business tomorrow morning. Port Houston is continuing to monitor the situation andwill provide updates as warranted if this situation changes.
About Port Houston
For more than 100 years, Port Houston has owned and operated the public wharves and terminals of the greater Port of Houston –the nation’s largest port for the foreign waterborne tonnage and an essential economic engine for the Houston region, the state of Texas and the U.S. nation. The Port of Houston supports the creation of nearly 1.35 million jobs in Texas and 3.2 million jobs nationwide, and economic activity totaling $339 billion in Texas –20.6 percent of Texas’ total gross domestic product(GDP)–and total of $801.9 billion ineconomic impact across the nation.