Port Houston Import Dwell Fee Updates – Effective June 26

Photo of container being lifted by a crane at Barbours Cut.

The following changes will be effective June 26, 2023. Import Dwell Fees will not be charged on days Port Houston container terminal gates are closed. In addition, the new rate for the Import Dwell Fee is $59.52.

Sustained Import Dwell Fee

  • Commencing on the eighth day after the expiration of free time (whether the commencement of such free time predates the effective date of the Sustained Import Dwell Fee), any such unit will be charged $59.52 per Gate Day.
  • “Gate Days” refers to all days other than days when Terminal truck gates are closed for scheduled terminal closures.

To access more information, please refer to:

  • Tariff No. 14, Additional rates, rules and regulations governing Barbours Cut Container Terminal
  • Tariff No. 15, Additional rates, rules and regulations governing Bayport Container Terminal

Please contact your Port Houston representative for additional support.

Thanks, Port Houston  

Coffee Connections: Coffee Cupping

Join the Greater Houston Coffee Association for an amazing Coffee Cupping experience!

📅 Date: July 11
⌚️ Time: 3 pm – 4:30 pm
📍 Location: InterAmerican Coffee
💲 FREE but registration is required!

Coffee cupping is a fascinating sensory evaluation technique used by experts to assess coffee flavors, aromas, and overall quality. At this event, you’ll get a unique opportunity to dive into the world of coffee tasting alongside industry professionals and coffee enthusiasts like yourself.

During the cupping, we’ll explore various coffees, observe their distinct characteristics, and learn how to identify flavor profiles. Discover the nuances of acidity, body, and aroma that make each coffee truly exceptional.

Don’t miss this chance to expand your coffee knowledge, network with fellow coffee lovers, and uncover hidden gems within each cup. ☕️

Be sure to mark your calendars, spread the word, and use the hashtags: #GreaterHoustonCoffeeAssociation #CoffeeCupping #CoffeeLovers. Let’s sip, savor, and celebrate the magic of coffee together!

Advanced registration is required. Limited spots available, so sign up below now!

#CoffeeTasting #CoffeeCommunity #HoustonEvents #CoffeeEducation

This event is full.

M/V Sam Houston Boat Tour of the Houston Ship Channel

The Greater Houston Coffee Association invites you aboard the M/V SAM HOUSTON for a special 90-minute boat tour along the Houston Ship Channel.

Thank you to our sponsors!

  Port Houston

Important notes:

  • Guests must arrive by 2:45 pm for the 3:00 pm boarding.
  • Each guest must have a current government-issued photo ID to board (no exceptions)
  • Registration deadline is 12:00 noon on May 2, 2023. However, this tour will fill up, so register early to save your seat. Registration priority is given to GHCA members.
  • Attendees will receive an email with the invitation and map.
  • Attendees are advised to wear low heeled, closed toe shoes.


Registration is now closed. Walk-in registration is not permitted.

2023 Annual Meeting & Happy Hour

Join the Greater Houston Coffee Association for the 2023 Annual Meeting and Happy Hour at the Tasting Room at Gulf Coast Distillers!

Featured speaker:

Keith Hawkins, CCoC

Keith Hawkins

Founder & Visionary, Color of Coffee Collective

About the Color of Coffee Collective:

The Color of Coffee Collective was created to challenge the specialty coffee industry to make equitable changes at every facet of the coffee supply chain. We believe change is achieved through listening, educating and implementing a plan of action based on community needs.

Our educational structure serves as a guide and call to accountability.

Tickets & Sponsorships

Guests enjoy one complimentary drink and hors d’oeuvres. Table sponsors receive a reserved table of 8 with preferred seating.

Advanced registration is closed. Onsite registration is available for $60/ticket. Thank you for your support!

Thank you to our sponsors!

Host Sponsor

Annual Sponsors

      Cadeco Industries, Inc.       Dupuy Storage Houston       Port Houston

Table Sponsors

    Cadeco Industries, Inc.       Dupuy Storage Houston