Texas Ports Association

In 2015, marine cargo activity at the public marine terminals located in the state of Texas generated a total of $368.7 billion of total economic value in the state of Texas, representing 23% of the State-Wide State Gross Domestic Product.

  • 563 million tons of cargo moved via Texas Ports in 2015
  • Texas Ports create over 1.5 million jobs in some way related to the cargo moving through marine terminals generating $92 billion in personal income.
  • Texas is the largest exporting state in the Nation, thanks in large part to the state’s ports that facilitate the movement of U.S. products to the world marketplace.
  • $4.7 Billion of state and local taxes were created due the economic activity of the related users of the cargo moving via public marine terminals
  • Texas Gulf Coast seaports are home to recreational fishing and commercial sea food processing locations that contribute to Texas’ general and tourism economy.
  • Over 1.6 million vacation cruise passengers sailed from Texas, representing $8.8 million in state and local taxes collected relating to cruise activity.
  • Three Texas ports are designated by the Department of Defense as Strategic Military Ports, providing surface deployment and distribution for strategic military cargo worldwide.