Shipping Update for Tropical Storm Laura / Port or Houston to Close

Hurricane Laura is currently over the southeastern Gulf of Mexico and is expected to track into the northwestern Gulf of Mexico and intensify significantly on Wednesday.  It is expected to produce hurricane force wind, heavy rain, flooding and a storm surge.  Hurricane warning and watches for parts of southeastern Texas and southwest Louisiana.  View updated information at

Port of Houston to Close Tuesday evening

The US Coast Guard has set the Port of Houston at condition X-RAY (winds about 39 mph expected within 48 hours) and is set to close operations this evening.  The closure is expected to remain in effect Wednesday and Thursday, subject to change depending on the storm’s trajectory.   

New Orleans Open

The Port of New Orleans closed yesterday in advance of Tropical Storm Marco and resumes cargo operations today with normal operating hours. 

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