Dredging has begun on the first of two projects to deepen the Port of Houston’s container terminal channels from 40 to 45 feet, matching the depth of the Houston Ship Channel.
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Port of Houston
20 May 2014
Robust April imports through several U.S. ports are at least partly related to initial effects of shippers accelerating import shipments to avoid potential disruption at West Coast ports tied to longshore labor negotiations.
23 Apr 2014
The Port of Houston Authority has received a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers draft permit for deepening the port’s Bayport terminal channel, and it said it expects soon to receive a similar permit for its Barbours Cut terminal.
18 Apr 2014
Roger Guenther, executive director, Port of Houston Authority, discusses trade lane growth, specifically with Asia and South America, the renaissance in the energy sector, and planning for future expansions at the port.
02 Apr 2014
A smartphone application that allows truckers to confirm container availability, vessel schedules and other information i
25 Mar 2014
The Houston Ship Channel was partially reopened to vessel traffic on today, three days after a barge carrying 900,000 gallons of oil collided with a cargo vessel, spilling about 170,000 gallons of oil into the busy ship channel.
27 Feb 2014
Houston has a problem, but it’s a good one to have. The biggest challenge for the Gulf of Mexico’s dominant container port may be expanding its facilities quickly enough to stay a jump or two ahead of demand.
26 Feb 2014
Containerized cargo at Gulf ports is benefiting from a north-to-south shift in U.S. population growth, growth in the region’s automotive and chemical industries and investment in container-handling facilities.
21 Feb 2014
Gulf ports are looking to intermodal rail in an effort to extend their reach farther inland for containerized cargo.
03 Feb 2014
Roger Guenther, deputy director of operations at the Port of Houston Authority, has been named executive director followi
29 Jan 2014
The Port of Mobile, Ala., will remain closed today, but several other marine terminals planned to resume normal service after closing yesterday because of an ice storm that hit southern states from Virginia to Texas.
28 Jan 2014
Forecasts of freezing rain and icy roads and bridges forced the closure today of several U.S. Southeast ports, including Houston, New Orleans, Mobile and Charleston.