General Information

#1 Military Outload Port in the Nation

Home to the 842nd Transportation Battalion, 597th Transportation Brigade

The Port of Beaumont is committed to propelling growth in Southeast Texas, the nation and the world. With a focus on superior customer service, operating an efficient and effective intermodal network, and continuous improvement, the Port of Beaumont continues to be known as a premier port for breakbulk, liquid bulk and project cargoes.  

The Port of Beaumont is a key transportation hub and a major economic driver in the state of Texas creating more than 66,000 direct, indirect, induced and related user jobs, according to a 2018 economic impact study. With annual economic activity exceeding $24.5 billion, the Port of Beaumont’s economic impact can be felt on a national level and global level.

Port facilities have been developed to accommodate a diverse cargo base including bulk grain, aggregate, liquid petroleum, forest products, military cargo, project cargo, metal articles and bagged agriculture. To accommodate diverse cargo mix being transported through the Port, the following facilities are available:

  • 8 terminals
  • 11 berths (two under construction)
  • 8,766 feet of berth space 
  • 36′-40′ draft
  • 48 miles of rail served by BNSF, KCS and UP, (Jefferson County 23 miles of rail, Orange County Terminal 25 miles of rail)
  • 574,710 sq. ft. covered storage
  • 94 acres open storage with over 34 acres of planned storage
  • 4 rail car unloading systems
  • 3.5 million bushel grain elevator

As the fifth largest port in the nation in terms of tonnage and the largest strategic military outload port in the U.S., the Port’s commitment to growth is evident.


Intermodal Transportation Hub

Situated on the Neches River with a 40 foot channel draft, direct rail access served by 3 Class-One rail carriers, and close proximity to I-10.

Situated 84 miles east of Houston and 270 miles west of New Orleans (Latitude 30°4’6″N, Longitude 94°5’4″W), the Port of Beaumont is accessible from the Gulf of Mexico and Intracoastal Waterway via the federally maintained Sabine-Neches Ship Channel, 42 miles upstream from the Gulf and is served by three class one rail carriers:

  • BNSF
  • Kansas City Southern
  • Union Pacific

The Sabine-Neches Channel is a minimum of 400 feet wide and maintained at a depth of 40 feet with an air draft is 136 feet. The Intracoastal Waterway and Mississippi River connect Beaumont with a vast inland waterway system serving such cities as Minneapolis, Chicago, St. Louis, Kansas City, Louisville, Omaha and Memphis.

Labor Relations

ILA Locals- Committed to the Success of the Port

ILA Local 21 | Mark Bridges

ILA Local 1316 | Joseph R. Egland Sr.

Texas is a right-to-work state.  The Port of Beaumont is proud to work with local chapters of the International Longshormen’s Association (ILA), with whom a strong relationship has been developed and sustained  for many years, without a lost workday. The ILA labor’s commitment to the success of the Port of Beaumont is demonstrated on a daily basis with the quality work provided. The Port is proud of the productive and mutually beneficial relationship enjoyed with local members of the ILA.

Special Notice

Texas Landowners’ Bill of Rights: Texas Property Code Section 21.0112 became effective February 1, 2008. This code section, also known as the Texas Landowners’ Bill of Rights, details your rights as a property owner in the event the government or a private entity attempts to acquire your property. It also details the eminent domain procedure in the event the parties cannot agree on a purchase price.

View (link to the Landowner’s Bill of Rights)