Deepening and Widening

the Bayport Ship Channel (including the Turning Basin and Bayport Flare) and Barbours Cut Channel to Improve Navigational Safety

About the Project

These projects will enable the larger class of vessels that have recently begun to call at Bayport and Barbours Cut to operate in the channel more safely and without restrictions.

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Frequently Asked Questions

When would the project start? What equipment would be used? Find the answers to these questions and others here. Bayport Updated 06/20/14; Barbours Cut Updated 06/20/14

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Update: Barbours Cut Channel

At today's public meeting of the Port Commission of the Port of Houston Authority, Chairman Janiece Longoria announced completion of the deepening and widening of Barbours Cut channel, making Barbours Cut Container Terminal the Port Authority's first 45-foot deep draft container facility. Chairman Longoria remarked, "The increased vessel operating depth at 45 feet will significantly improve efficiency of ships calling at Barbours Cut and opens the door for future classes of larger ships to call.”  Updated 9/29/2015