The Port of Galveston is located on the northern
shore of Galveston Island, at the mouth of Galveston Bay, only 9 miles from the open Gulf of Mexico. The Port is situated on the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway, the Interstate Highway system and is served by both Western U.S. Class 1 railroads—BNSF Railway and the Union Pacific Railroad.
The Port of Galveston is a significant contributor to the Galveston Bay-Houston regional and Texas state economies. The Port, through its activities, provides an annual estimated economic impact to the State of Texas of over $1.2 billion. Average annual cargo volumes total approximately 7.8 million short tons. In 2011 and 2012, the Port of Galveston, Texas’ only cruise port, ranked as the 5th busiest cruise port in the U.S. and one of the top twenty cruise homeports in the world. The Port is currently the year-round "Home Port" to the Carnival Cruise Lines’ ships, Carnival Magic and Carnival Triumph, and seasonal "Home Port" to Disney Cruise Line’s Disney Magic, Royal Caribbean International’s Mariner of the Seas and Princess Cruises’ Crown Princess.
The Port of Galveston, located less than an hour’s drive from downtown Houston, is home to several ship repair facilities, one of which operates one of the largest dry docks west of the Bahamas, two state-of-the art cruise terminals with three cruise ship berths, a short-line port-terminal railway, an export grain elevator and facilities to handle all types of cargo including containers, dry and liquid bulk products and materials, general cargo, roll-on/roll-off cargo, refrigerated cargo and project cargoes. The Port of Galveston also has available property for lease and development.
Port of Galveston
123 Rosenberg Ave., 8th Fl.
Galveston, TX 77550