Register now for the 2024 Annual Meeting & Happy Hour

Join the Greater Houston Coffee Association for the 2024 Annual Meeting and Happy Hour at the Tasting Room at Giant Distillers March 26th from 5-7 pm!

The Annual Meeting is GHCA’s largest fundraiser of the year. This event enables the GHCA to advocate for the coffee supply chain, provide educational seminars, and host networking events for the coffee industry.

Tickets & Sponsorships

Guests enjoy one complimentary drink and dinner. Table sponsors receive a reserved table of 8 with preferred seating and marketing mention. Register online now!

Featured Speaker: Ambassador Juan B. Sosa (Retired), Republic of Panama, will give an update on the Panama Canal.

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  

Registration Open for “Coffee in the Port of Houston”

Join the Greater Houston Coffee Association for Part 4 of a seven-part webinar series detailing the coffee supply chain from farm to cup. In Part 4, “Coffee in the Port of Houston” Ricardo Arias, Trade Development Manager at Port Houston, will discuss the coffee supply chain in Houston, the only certified coffee exchange port west of the Mississippi River.

This event is FREE to attend thanks to our sponsors ACM Logistics & Consulting and Port Houston.

Registration is required – register online now.

GHCA members and guests tour port of Houston and container terminal

GHCA Sam Houston Tour

Members and guests of the Greater Houston Coffee Association enjoyed networking and a tour of the port of Houston aboard the M/V Sam Houston on April 25, 2018. The tour left from San Jacinto Battleground, just a few hundred feet from the Battleship Texas, and made its way to Barbours Cut Container Terminal. Barbours Cut, the older of the two Port Houston container terminals, celebrated its 40th anniversary last year. GHCA president and Port Houston trade development manager Ricardo Arias narrated the tour, highlighting the history of the port and its container trade.  

The new container cranes at Barbours Cut rise 405 feet high. GHCA guests were able to see them up close on the M/V Sam Houston tour.

GHCA guests hear the history of Barbours Cut Container Terminal.

Registration open for Port of Houston boat tour on April 25!

2017 Dinner Tour Guests

See a part of the Houston Ship Channel few get to experience on this unique M/V Sam Houston Dinner Tour. Unlike most tours on the M/V Sam Houston which focus on the Turning Basin, this tour leaves from the San Jacinto Battlegrounds near the Battleship Texas and passes Barbours Cut, one of the two primary container terminals in Houston. GHCA President Ricardo Arias will narrate the tour, providing insight into Port Houston’s container business and the coffee trade.

Visit the Events page to register today!