Deep Water Port Access

  • Galveston County has deep water port access via the Port of Galveston and Port of Texas City. Galveston County is also adjacent to Port Freeport and the Port of Houston.
    • Port of Galveston
      • Deepwater Port
      • Equipped to handle: containers, dry and liquid bulk, breakbulk, RO/RO, refrigerated and project cargoes.
      • Foreign Trade Zone
      • 4th busiest cruise port in the US
      • Ranked #7 in tanker calls among US ports
      • The following Companies call on the Port of Galveston:
        • ARC – American Roll-On, Roll-Off Carrier
        • Del Monte
        • Hoegh Autoliners
        • K Line Ro Ro
        • WWL -  Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics

      Port of Galveston

    • Port of Texas City
      • Deepwater Port
      • 11th busiest port in the US in terms of overall annual tonnage
      • UP Railroad and BNSF Railway
      • Foreign Trade Zone
      • Ranked #4 in tanker calls among US ports
      • Over $270 billion in annual economic activity

      Port of Texas City

      Port of Texas City

    • Port of Houston
      • Deepwater Port
      • Busiest port in US in terms of foreign tonnage
      • 2nd busiest port in US in terms of overall tonnage
      • 13th busiest port in the world
      • 2 Cargo Container Terminals
      • 5 Major General Cargo Terminals
      • Part of Foreign Trade Zone

      Port of Houston

    • Port Freeport
      • Deepwater Port
      • Equipped to handle: cargo & breakbulk operations, container operations, heavy lift, RO/RO
      • Foreign Trade Zone
      • 800 vessel calls per year

      Port Freeport

    Road Access

    Regional Interstate Map

    • Interstate 45
      • Interstate 45 serves Galveston County connecting us directly to the Houston Metro Area.
      • Over a Billion Dollars of Road Improvements
        • More than an estimated billion dollars will be spent on transportation infrastructure improvement in Galveston County over the next decade. Click here to learn more.
        • This investment will better connect Galveston County to the greater Houston Region.

    Interstate 45

    Air Access

    • Hobby Airport
      • Galveston County is located 6 miles from Hobby Airport in Houston.
      • Hobby Airport provides international service to Mexico and Central and South America.
      • 4 runways ranging from 5,000 ft. long to 7,600 ft. long
      • Over 150 daily nonstop flights to more than 40 cities are serviced out of Hobby.
      • Hobby Airport is a hub for Southwest Airlines.
      • Multiple other airlines have flights out of Hobby:
        • American Airlines
        • Delta
        • JetBlue

      Hobby Airport

      Hobby Airport

      Hobby Airport

    • Ellington Airport
      • Ellington Airport is one of just ten spaceports in the United States.
      • Ellington Airport is located 12 miles north Galveston County near NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston.
      • Ellington Airport is home to numerous military operations:
        • Texas Air National Guard
        • Army National Guard
        • Coast Guard
      • With its newly christened designation as a spaceport, Ellington Airport offers many opportunities for commercial development.
      • 3 runways including one that is 8,000 ft. long and one that is 9,000 ft. long

      Ellington Airport

      Ellington Airport

    • Scholes International Airport
      • Scholes International Airport on Galveston Island is an FBO with 24-hour service.
      • Scholes features two 6,000 ft. runways that are long enough to accommodate airplanes as large as the Boeing 767.
      • Scholes has more than 60,000 aircraft operations per year.

      Scholes International Airport

    • George Bush Intercontinental Airport
      • Galveston County is located 42 miles to George Bush Intercontinental Airport which serves more than 40 million passengers per year.
      • Bush Airport is the 7th largest international passenger gateway into the US.
      • Bush Airport is the 7th busiest airport in the world for total aircraft movements.
      • Bush Airport is a United Hub.
      • Bush Airport is the 12th largest gateway for international cargo moved into the US.


      George Bush Intercontinental Airport

      United Airlines

    Rail Access

    Galveston County Rail Access

    Galveston County Rail Access

    • Galveston County is served by the following: Union Pacific, BNSF, Galveston Railroad (Genesee & Wyoming)
      Union PacificBNSF RailwayGalveston Railroad

Source of Business and Labor Numbers: The Next Move Group