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  • 2020 March 21 13:23

    Operations scheduled to resume at Port Houston’s Bayport and Barbours Cut Container Terminals

    The Port Authority says it 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 been in direct contact with during the 2 days worked at Port Houston facilities are in self-quarantine.

    Additionally, those who maintained social distancing from the worker, and have low risk, have been advised.

    "We have taken prudent steps to ensure we resume operations responsibly and safely. We 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 and will provide updates as warranted if this situation changes," the Port Authority said in its news release.

    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 in economic impact across the nation.




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