Though two trans-Pacific services were added to the US Gulf last year, questions persist about whether there will be enough ship capacity to handle the resins exports demand.
Port of Houston
The Port of Houston is one of the largest ports on the U.S. Gulf Coast and handles roughly two-thirds of the region's container trade. Much of its traffic is related to oil drilling and production as well as finished oil products like plastics.
18 May 2017
Legislation would let resin exporters load additional cargo into containers.
13 May 2017
New Panama Canal services from Asia are helping to fuel steady growth in Gulf ports’ single-digit share of US containerized imports.
01 May 2017
The US Maritime Administration has encouraged the use of coastal and inland waterways for containers, with mixed results.
28 Apr 2017
Twenty-two days of heavy fog during January and February weren't enough to stop growth at Port Houston.
17 Mar 2017
This week Bahri opened a previously announced office in Houston’s “Energy Corridor.”
30 Jan 2017
Widening 'Bayport flare' is project's final step.
30 Jan 2017
TRAC Intermodal this month became the latest company to introduce lightweight chassis in Houston.
25 Jan 2017
Which routes will shippers use for increased US resin exports?
05 Dec 2016
Port Houston’s hopes of dominating an expected boom in US plastic-resin exports during the next few years will hinge on increased US-Asia container ship capacity — and higher freight rates to justify it.
27 Nov 2016
The Port of Houston will experience a pivotal 2017 as new and expanded petrochemical plants in the area start churning out what soon could be an additional 500,000 twenty-foot-equivalent units of annual plastic resin exports.
26 Nov 2016
US Gulf ports have gotten a taste of Asian all-water container services and are hungry for more.
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