What do I get for my company's annual membership in the Port Bureau?

  • Texas Ports Monthly Vessel Statistical Report, Including:
    • All-Ports Movement Summary
    • Houston Ship Channel Tug/Tow Movements
    • Houston Vessel Type Summary
    • Houston, Galveston, TX City, Corpus Christi Dock Arrival Summaries
    • Houston, Galveston, TX City, Corpus Christi Agent Utilization Summaries
  • Full-Page Company Profile in the GHPB Membership Book
  • Monthly Mailed Hard Copies of the Port Bureau News
  • Members-Only Mailings & Updates
  • Company Listing and Logo on the Port Bureau Website
  • Access to the Full Range of GHPB Services, Detailed Below

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Port Bureau News Advertising

Emailed to over 6,500 professionals in the Houston Maritime Community, with physical copies going to over 500 industry leaders and executives, the Port Bureau News is a high-visibility tool to get your business out in front of the industry. View the ad rate card here.

Tariff Postings

As an active registered tariff provider to the Federal Maritime Commission, we will post member tariffs free of charge. We will maintain your tariff as long as you remain a member, and will make rate/rule changes for $30/$60 per change.

Daily Houston Arrival/Departure Reports

Utilizing the Port Bureau's special relationship with the Houston Pilots Association, the Marine Exchange has the most detailed information available for vessel movements along the Houston Ship Channel. For $200/month, members can receive a daily email at 0400 detailing departure and arrival times from each terminal.

Daily Texas Ports Arrival/Departure Reports

The Marine Exchange produces a daily movement report detailing arrivals and departures for the ports of Galveston, Freeport, Texas City, Sabine, Port Comfort/ Lavaca, Corpus Christi, and Brownsville for $150/month.

Twice-Weekly Houston & TX Ports ETA Reports

We also offer ETA reports for all of the same ports for which we provide arrival/ departure reports. One of the important parts of any business is being prepared - knowing what's going to happen before it does. For $200/month, the ETA report lets you know what's coming into the ports of Texas up to two weeks before they arrive.

Watchdog Vessel Arrival Notifications

Looking for a ship? The Port Bureau Watchdog service will find your vessel anywhere in the globe, and send you an alert when your vessel reaches a port of your choice. For $25/month plus a $100 setup fee per order (no limit on the number of ships) you receive an email the moment your ship arrives, 24/7/365.

Commerce Analysis/Traffic Information

Available on request, we are here to serve our members: let us use our experience to help you with regulatory issues, safety, security and environmental response questions, and adding value using business intelligence. We maintain over 10 years of vessel movement data for Texas Ports and can provide commercial studies, berth and facility utilization analyses and more.


Vessel Tracking

HarborLights is a real-time vessel tracking program and offered in conjunction with the Houston Pilots Association, after being conceived and developed by Dave C. Morrell and Mare Liberum Consulting. HarborLights allows you to monitor your vessel as it moves from Sea to berth in the Houston Port Region. For more information click here.