Overview of the Calhoun Port Authority Facility

The Calhoun Port Authority serves as a gateway to world markets for the Texas mid-coast region. The port plays a vital role in supporting Texas chemical manufacturing industries and in building a stable economic foundation for Calhoun County. It is served by the Matagorda Ship Channel and the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway. Primary cargo loads handled at our port location include chemicals, petrochemicals, crude oil, agricultural fertilizer and much more. A key part of this mix also includes very high-value chemicals produced by area industries and sold for export to markets around the world. In addition, our facilities are well-suited to accommodate break bulk cargo, heavy equipment, dry bulk materials and just about any load that needs to travel safely and efficiently by ship or by barge.

Port Governance

The public port is operated by the Calhoun Port Authority, previously known as the Calhoun County Navigation District. The Port Authority is governed by a Port Board made up of six members elected from districts within Calhoun County. The Port Director and a full-time professional staff are responsible for port management and day-to-day operations. The Port Authority is a political subdivision of the State of Texas.

The Port Authority serves as the non-federal sponsor of the Matagorda Ship Channel which extends 24 miles from the Point Comfort Turning Basin to the Gulf of Mexico and the shallow-draft channels to Port Lavaca and Harbor of Refuge.

If you would like to contact the Calhoun Port Authority, or if you are interested in utilizing the world-class Calhoun Port Authority to accommodate your transportation needs, please contact us today.