Company Overview: Port of Houston
The Houston Ship Channel
The Houston Ship Channel has been a catalyst for growth in Harris County since the first journey of a steamship up Buffalo Bayou in 1837. Port activity generates 75,487 direct jobs and 129,033 indirect jobs. More than 90 percent of jobs generated at these terminals are held by residents of Harris County. An annual ecomomic impact of 7.7 billion dollars is generated by businesses providing services at the public and private marine terminals on the Channel. It is projected that the Port of Houston will continue to be an important factor as north-south trade expands.