Where We Work
A major economic driver for our national economy, the Texas Gulf Coast is first in the nation for waterborne commerce and spans 367 miles. Since 1934, G&H Towing has safely and efficiently served major ports along the Texas Gulf Coast including:
The sprawling Port of Houston is the nerve center of the Houston Ship Channel, the nation’s busiest waterway. A 25-mile-long industrial complex comprising nearly 200 public and private terminals that support many industries, and a petrochemical complex that is the largest in the nation and second largest in the world. The Port of Houston is the largest U.S. port in foreign tonnage, and second largest in total tonnage nationwide, and is the nation’s largest importer and exporter of petroleum and petroleum products. Its terminals handle two-thirds of all container-ship traffic in the Gulf of Mexico. The port also includes the nation’s largest terminal for break-bulk cargo.
In the Port of Houston G&H Towing crews operate on a 4-day on/4-day off schedule and assist some of the largest cargo vessels in the world, including: RoRo (Roll on Roll off) vessels, Breakbulk vessels, petrochemical tankers, and container carriers.
G&H Towing’s Customer Service Office:
203 Deerwood Glen Drive
Deer Park, TX 77536
The Port of Texas City is a major deep-water port in Galveston Bay. Its location on the bay, which is used by the Port of Houston and the Port of Galveston, puts Texas City in the heart of one of the world’s most important shipping hubs. The Port of Texas City is the 15th largest port in the U.S. and the fourth largest in Texas. The port is also home to the Texas City Terminal Railway Company.
In the Port of Texas City G&H Towing crews operate on a 4-day on/4-day off schedule and assist primarily petroleum and tanker barges.
G&H Towing’s Texas City office is located at:
605 Loop 197 South
Texas, City, TX 77590
The Port of Galveston is the oldest port in the Gulf of Mexico west of New Orleans. Located on the upper Texas coast on the eastern end of Galveston Island, the Port of Galveston is 9.3 miles from the open Gulf waters. The port is equipped to handle all types of cargo and has a large vehicle distribution center with the capacity to import 32,500 cars per year. In addition, Galveston is the fourth busiest cruise ship homeport in North America and one of the top 10 homeports in the world.
In the Port of Galveston G&H Towing crews operate on a 4-day on/4-day off schedule and assist primarily cargo vessels and cruise ships.
G&H Towing’s corporate headquarters are located in Galveston at:
200 Pennzoil Rd.
Galveston, TX 77554
The Port of Freeport is a prominent deep-water port capable of receiving the large container ships visiting the Gulf due to the expansion of the Panama Canal. The Port of Freeport currently includes 18 docks, more than 500,000 square feet of warehouse space and nearly 40,000 square feet of cold storage facilities and offers important access to a Union Pacific rail line. The Port is a federally designated Foreign Trade Zone and serves as a major player in the export of U.S. vehicles. In addition, the project to deepen and widen the Freeport Harbor Channel is expected to be complete by 2025, making it the deepest port in Texas.
In the Port of Freeport G&H Towing crews operate on a 4-day on/4-day off schedule and assist primarily RoRo (Roll on Roll off) vessels, container carriers, LNG vessels, and petrochemical tankers.
G&H Towing’s Freeport office is located at:
2321 Quintana Drive
Freeport, TX 77541
The Port of Corpus Christi, dubbed America’s Energy Gateway, is the third largest port in the United States in total tonnage and the second largest exporter of crude oil. Positioned on the western Gulf of Mexico, the Port of Corpus Christi is a major gateway to international and domestic maritime commerce, with railroad and highway network connectivity via three North American Class-1 railroads and two major interstate highways.
In the Port of Corpus Christi, including Ingleside and Harbor Island, G&H Towing crews operate on a 7-day on/7-day off schedule and assist RoRo (Roll on Roll off) vessels, breakbulk vessels, petrochemical tankers, and container ships.
G&H Towing’s Corpus Christi office is located at:
1420 Harbor Drive
Corpus Christi, TX 78408
Where We Live
The Texas Gulf Coast, or America’s Third Coast as it’s affectionately referred, is known for its beautiful beaches, strong communities and affordable cost of living. While G&H Towing employees choose to live all across the region, here are a few of the communities closest to G&H operations:
Houston is a major metropolitan city in in Harris County Texas that extends to Galveston Bay. With a population of over six million, living in Houston offers residents a dense urban feel with many cultural and event centers, and parks. Houston is home to the Space Center Houston, the coastal visitor center at NASA’s astronaut training and flight control complex. The city’s relatively compact Downtown includes the Theater District, home to the renowned Houston Grand Opera, and the Historic District, with 19th-century architecture and upscale restaurants. Many families and young professionals call Houston home, and the public schools in Houston are considered above average.
Galveston is an island city on the Gulf Coast and also the home of G&H Towing’s corporate headquarters. Galveston has a population around 50,000 and is located in Galveston County. Living in Galveston offers residents a mixed urban/suburban feel, in a city rich in dazzling Victorian architecture. In Galveston there are many restaurants, beaches and parks – including the Island State park with miles of hiking trails – and cultural centers like Moody Gardens and the Historic Pleasure Pier. A mixture of young professionals and families live in the area. The public schools in Galveston are above average, and the cost of living is below the national average.
Lake Jackson is referred to as the “City of Enchantment” and is located 20 minutes inland from Freeport and is within the greater Houston metropolitan area. The lovely suburban area was originally a planned community for the workers of the Dow Chemical Company, and today has grown to around 30,000 residents. Known for its parks, good schools and proximity to Houston and Freeport the area is popular with many younger families and professionals.
Corpus Christi has a population of around 330,000. Corpus Christi is in Nueces County and is tucked into a bay where its beaches are sheltered by Padre and Mustang islands. Living in Corpus Christi offers residents a dense suburban feel with a lot of restaurants, shopping opportunities and parks. The Padre Island National Seashore is home to migratory birds and endangered Kemp’s Ridley sea turtles. The harbor front Texas State Aquarium has touch pools, an aquatic nursery and a shark exhibit. Nearby, a WWII aircraft carrier, USS Lexington, now houses a naval aviation museum. Many families and young professionals live in Corpus Christi, and the public schools in Corpus Christi are highly rated.