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September 17, 2008

CBP update on Ike port closures

The following ports are CLOSED for all CBP passenger, trade and cargo operations, according to a statement issued at 5.30 PM EST today.

Presidio, Texas Port of Entry

Houston Field Office (2323 S. Shepherd Drive location)

Galveston Seaport

Port of Port Arthur, Texas

Port of Beaumont, Texas

The following ports are OPEN for all CBP passenger, trade and cargo operations.

Area Port of Houston/Galveston Seaport-Office City Drive location (0800-2000)

Service Port of Houston (George Bush Intercontinental Airport, Air Cargo Office, Northbelt Office)

Port of Freeport, Texas (0800-1600)

Port of Point Comfort, Texas

Port of Corpus Christi, Texas

Port of Lake Charles, La.

Port of New Orleans, La.

Port of Gramercy, La.

Port of Shreveport, La.

Port of Morgan City, La.

Port of Pascagoula, Miss.

Port of Gulfport, Miss.

Port of Mobile, Ala.

PRIVATE VESSELS

Private boaters arriving in Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Florida and Texas must continue to report by calling the nearest port of entry. Reports of arrival may be made at any of the following ports of entry. Upon report of arrival a U.S. Customs and Border Protection Officer will provide further instructions regarding designated reporting locations and entry processing. The boat must be made available for possible boarding at the time of the report.

PORTS OF ENTRY:

ALABAMA, MISSISSIPPI AND LOUISIANA

Gulfport, Mississippi (228) 863-6350 (8 am to 5 pm, M-F)

Lake Charles, Louisiana (337) 439-5512 (8 am to 5 pm, M-F)

Mobile, Alabama (251) 441-5111 (8 am to 5 pm, M-F)

Morgan City, Louisiana (985) 632-8182 (8 am to 5 pm, M-F)

New Orleans, Louisiana (also for boats proceeding to up river locations) (504) 269-6154 (6 am to 10 pm, S-S)

Pascagoula, Mississippi (228) 762-7311 (8 am to 5 pm, M-F)

TEXAS

Houston/Galveston, Texas (409) 766-3581 (6 am to 10 pm, 7 days)

Freeport/Texas (979) 233-3004 (8 am to 5 pm, M-F)

Corpus Christi, Texas (361) 888 -3352 (8 am to 4 pm, M-F)

Port Arthur, Texas (409) 727-0285 (8 am to 4 pm, M-F)

Note: For after hours reporting, call 1-800-973-2867.


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