Port of Houston Authority Releases New Mobile App


HOUSTON, Oct. 1, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Port of Houston Authority is introducing a smart-phone mobile application that enables customers to check on the status of containers and their availability for pickup at the Port Authority's Bayport and Barbours Cut container terminals.

The application has a number of practical features, including the display of any and all terminal announcements; container status; summary of booking details; vessel schedules and cutoff dates and information related to transiting through the terminal gates.

The application is designed for easy installation on smart phones and mobile tablets. Users may access information to choose Barbours Cut or Bayport container terminals through the following link: http://mca.poha.com.

About the Port of Houston Authority

For nearly 100 years, the Port of Houston Authority has owned or operated the public cargo-handling facilities of the Port of Houston – the nation's largest port for foreign waterborne tonnage. The port is an economic engine for the Houston region, the state of Texas and the nation. It supports the creation of more than one million statewide jobs and more than 2.1 million nationwide jobs, and the generation of economic activity totaling more than $178.5 billion in Texas and $499 billion across the nation. For more information, visit the Port Authority website at: www.portofhouston.com

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CONTACT: Bill Hensel, Manager, Corporate Communications Office: (713) 670-2893 Cell: (832) 452-5776 E-mail: bhensel@poha.com

Source:Port of Houston Authority