About Us

THE PORT OF EVERYTHING

The Port of Galveston is the Port of Everything with cruise, cargo and commercial business development opportunities. 

Perfectly situated at the entrance to Galveston Bay and the Houston Ship Channel, Galveston Wharves has been a thriving maritime commercial center since 1825. Just 45 minutes from open seas, the 840-acre port has infrastructure and assets to serve growing cruise, cargo and commercial businesses. 

As the fourth most popular U.S. cruise port and only homeport in Texas, the Port of Galveston welcomed more than 1 million cruise passengers in 2019. Statewide, the cruise industry generated $1.6 billion in expenditures and 27,000 jobs in 2019. 

In addition, the Port of Galveston is one of the busiest cargo ports in Texas, typically moving more than 4 million tons of cargo a year, including roll-on/roll-off, dry bulk, export grain, refrigerated fruit, liquid bulk, general and project cargoes.

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Administration


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Administration


Available Properties


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Available Properties


Bids

 
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Bids


Board of Trustees


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Board of Trustees


Economic Development


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Economic Development


Environmental Issues & Initiatives


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Environmental Issues & Initiatives


Facilities


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for each.
Facilities


Forms & Applications


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Forms & App
lications

Job Opportunities 


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Job Opportunities




 

Local Attractions


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Local Attractions


Location


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Location


Master Plan

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Strategic Master Plan


Port Operations

 
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Port Operations


Parking


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Parking


Photo Gallery


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Photo Gallery


Port Tariff


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Port Tariff

* The Port of Galveston approved increase to Dockage and Port Security Fees on October 26, 2015 with an effective date of January 1, 2016. 
  

Resources


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Resources


Staff Directory


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Staff Directory