Vessel Movement Information

Tracking vessels up and down the Texas coast, we offer daily, weekly, and monthly vessel movement reports for all the ports of Texas, as well as HarborLights: a real-time vessel tracking system, so you can not only see your vessel anytime you want, but know where she's headed and stay up-to-date every time her schedule changes


Maritime Issues

From addressing safety, security, and environmental response questions to long-term research projects that help your business grow to answering your questions about port operations, regulations and strategic planning, the Port Bureau is able to provide the information you need.

Port Businesses

Does your business touch the water? The Port Bureau fosters synergy for commerce on both sides of the pier.  Our 200+ member companies as well as hundreds of industry professionals share an enthusiasm and commitment to advancing the common interests of the port region through the Port Bureau's networking events, professional development, strategic planning, and educational outreach. 

Make new connections or host clients at events such as our Commerce Club series of educational luncheons or Annual Maritime Dinner. Get better acquainted with the Port of Houston through our informative Port 101 sessions. Advertise in our monthly Port Bureau News magazine or in our Membership Directory to gain new exposure in the maritime community.

Managing the Houston Ship Channel Security District and Greater Houston Coffee Association, we are dedicated to responsive service and providing what customers need before issues arise.

Looking for the U.S. Coast Guard Channel Obstruction forms, click the links below:

VTSA Channel Obstruction Requests 

NON-VTSA/GIWW Channel Obstruction Requests

VTS Request for Special Traffic Management 

COTP Policy - Notice of Intent to Disable