Port Authority Administrative Office to be Closed Tomorrow

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Port Commission and Board of Pilot Meetings Rescheduled

Container Terminal Gates May Open at 1 p.m., Pending Weather Conditions

HOUSTON, Jan. 27, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Due to inclement weather forecast for the Houston area on Tuesday, January 28, the Port of Houston Authority administrative office will be closed.

REMINDER:

Port Commission and Board of Pilot Commissioner meetings originally set for Tuesday, January 28, have been rescheduled. The Port Commission of the Port of Houston Authority will meet in regular session on Friday, January 31, at 9 a.m., followed by a meeting of the Board of Pilot Commissioners at 10 a.m. or immediately following the adjournment of the Port Commission meeting.

Tours of the Port of Houston on the M/V Sam Houston vessel have been canceled on Tuesday, January 28, and Wednesday, January 29.

SEE SPECIAL NOTE REGARDING TERMINAL OPERATIONS:

Container Terminal Operations:

Bayport and Barbours Cut container terminal gates will *_NOT_* open on Tuesday at 7 a.m. for commercial truck traffic. If conditions permit, however, gate facilities may open at 1 p.m. An update regarding commercial business will be provided no later than 11 a.m., Tuesday morning, advising gate operating hours.

General Cargo Operations:

The Turning Basin General Cargo Terminal Truck Office will *_NOT_* open on Tuesday at 7 a.m. for commercial truck traffic. If conditions permit, however, gate facilities may open at 1 p.m. An update regarding commercial business will be provided no later than 11 a.m., Tuesday morning, advising gate operating hours.

An update will be provided tomorrow at 2 p.m. regarding administrative hours for Wednesday, January 29, on the Port Authority's website, portofhouston.com, and via social media.

About the Port of Houston Authority

For nearly 100 years, the Port of Houston Authority has owned or operated the public cargo-handling facilities of the Port of Houston – the nation's largest port for foreign waterborne tonnage. The port is an economic engine for the Houston region, the state of Texas and the nation. It supports the creation of more than one million statewide jobs and more than 2.1 million nationwide jobs, and the generation of economic activity totaling more than $178.5 billion in Texas and $499 billion across the nation. For more information, visit the Port Authority website at: www.portofhouston.com.

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