Largest Texas ports close as Tropical Storm Beryl approaches

The largest ports in Texas closed operations and vessel traffic on Sunday to prepare for Tropical Storm Beryl, which was expected to strengthen back to a hurricane before hitting the area early on Monday.

The storm, which at one point intensified to a Category 5 hurricane, left a deadly trail of destruction across the Caribbean. It could grow into a Category 2 hurricane after making landfall in the middle of the Texas coast between Galveston and Corpus Christi.

The ports of Corpus Christi, Houston, Galveston, Freeport and Texas City said they closed after condition "Zulu" was set by Coast Guard captains on Sunday. All vessel movement and cargo operations are restricted as gale force winds are expected within 12 hours.


For the safety of our employees, PSA BDP's Houston office will be closed on Monday, July 8, and employees with the ability to work remotely will do so. Our team will continue to actively monitor the situation and keep our customers apprised of any new developments.

In the meantime, please reach out to your local PSA BDP representative for any questions or concerns you may have.