Vessel Movement Data

The Port Bureau operates as the Marine Exchange of the West Gulf, providing vessel movement information for Texas deepwater ports, Harborlights subscriptions, and customized reports. 

Harborlights Vessel Tracking System: The Port Bureau is the exclusive licensor for the patented Harborlights system, providing real-time vessel scheduling information directly from the Houston Pilots.

Daily Port of Houston and Texas Ports Arrival/Departure Reports: The Marine Exchange produces daily movement reports of vessel arrivals and departures for Texas ports. Two reports are available: a Houston-only report and a report covering the ports of Galveston, Freeport, Texas City, Sabine, Point Comfort/Port Lavaca, Corpus Christi, and Brownsville.

Twice-Weekly Houston & Texas Ports ETA Reports: ETA reports for port of Houston and Texas ports showing scheduled vessel arrivals up to two weeks in advance.

Custom Data Extracts: The Port Bureau has historical vessel movement data for all of the deepdraft ports of Texas. Contact us for historical information to use in research, cost justifications, and planning.

Please contact the Port Bureau for details at: or call: (713) 678-4300.