WATCH LIVE: Wharf 6 Ribbon Cutting Ceremony, Port Houston

Elected and appointed officials, including U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg, will participate in a ribbon cutting at the Port of Houston today to celebrate the Bayport Container Terminal Expansion, also known as the Wharf 6 Expansion project. 

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“The largest vessel we see today is 10,000 TEUs. That vessel can be turned on average in about 48 hours, Director of Container Terminals Ryan Mariacher said. “Cargo dwell, which is the time a container sits on terminal, has returned to pre-pandemic levels or in some cases even lower.” (WATCH LIVE HERE)

Faster turnarounds means better business and faster product deliveries to customers.

The port is also celebrating work on Project 11, a billion-dollar multi-year effort that should be completed in 2025. 

“It widens the ship channel in bay reach, allowing for safe two-way unrestricted navigation of vessels, as well as deepening further upstream,” Mariacher said.

After the ribbon cutting, elected and appointed officials will take a boat tour of parts of the Ship Channel.