Baytown Intermodal Center is unique in all of America for its size, amenities and prime location. In addition to its dual rail and regional interstate access, it is proximate to shallow-water barge docks, the deep-water Houston Ship Channel and the Bayport and Barbours Cut terminals at the Port of Houston.
Houston Ship Channel
The Baytown Intermodal Center is located in Cedar Port Industrial Park, the nation’s largest rail and barge-served industrial park. It is at the center of the fast-growing U.S./Mexico Gulf Coast Industrial Complex. The park is bordered by a 20-mile portion of the Houston Ship Channel lined with major national and international industrial companies. The Highway 225 corridor parallel to the Houston Ship Channel is the “Petrochemical Capital of the Western World.”
It’s home to more than 100 major manufacturing and storage facilities, and it’s experiencing tremendous growth as it expands its occupier base beyond energy to businesses in sectors such as household goods, food, and building materials, both raw and finished products.
The Port of Houston has become the country’s #1 region for exports, leading the nation in foreign waterborne tonnage. It’s long been known as the home to the largest petrochemical manufacturing complex in the Americas. Energy production, the export of crude oil, increasing global demand for chemicals produced in the region, and the productivity of some 200 companies around the Port are major drivers of its success. The Port of Houston has been recognized as a critical U.S. shipping gateway:
- Sixth-ranked U.S. container port by total TEUs
- Largest Gulf Coast container port, handling 69% of U.S. Gulf Coast container traffic
- Largest Texas port with 96% market share in containers
When fully developed, this state-of-the-art and environmentally sensitive container terminal will have a total of seven container berths with the capacity to handle 2.3 million TEUs. Bayport will boast a 376-acre container yard and 123-acre intermodal facility, and it has electronic data interchange capabilities and a computerized inventory control system to track the status and location of individual containers. Trucking access to and from the terminal gates is continuous thanks to two dedicated flyover ramps connecting Texas 146 and Port Road.
Barbours Cut Terminal
The Barbours Cut Container Terminal is one of the premier container-handling facilities in the U.S. Gulf. The terminal has six berths, a roll-on/roll-off platform, a LASH dock, 230 acres of paved marshaling area and 255,000 SF of warehouse space. A modernization project is underway to add Post-Panamax Ship-to-Shore cranes, lights, dock improvements and a reconfigured yard to boost capacity from 1.2 million to 2 million TEUs.