The Port of Houston’s volume of loaded import containers in February jumped 44 percent from a year earlier, boosted by shippers seeking an alternative to congested West Coast ports.
Port of Houston
Port of Houston
18 Mar 2015
The Port of Houston has ordered nine rubber-tire gantry cranes for container yard operations at the Bayport terminal. The order will bring to 69 the number of RTGs at the port.
13 Mar 2015
Longshoremen at Port of Houston’s largest container terminal are digging through a backlog of containers and will work well into the weekend after two vessels collided on Monday in the Houston Ship Channel, forcing the closure of the facility and leaving dozens of ships stranded.
11 Mar 2015
The Port of Houston’s largest container terminal was closed a second full day on Wednesday and so was part of the shipping channel it is served by, as authorities clear the mess caused by the Monday collision of two vessels.
10 Mar 2015
The Port of Houston’s largest container terminal was closed Tuesday until further notice after a tanker and bulk carrier collided on the Houston Ship Channel, causing a flammable chemical from the former to leak.
04 Feb 2015
Container ship lines are adding calls at Houston to handle U.S. exports and imports whose regular routings to and from Asia have been disrupted by congestion at U.S. West Coast ports.
29 Jan 2015
The Port of Houston posted record container and steel volumes last year, with increases of 4.5 percent in loaded containers and 41.3 percent in steel shipments.
15 Dec 2014
A surge in import traffic has led the Port of Houston Authority to extend its container terminal operating hours.
25 Nov 2014
The Port of Houston Authority has selected Lockwood, Andrews & Newnam Inc. to design the first phase of a new rail line to the port’s Bayport terminal.
10 Oct 2014
With an eye toward the 2016 expansion of the Panama Canal, Houston and other Gulf of Mexico ports are investing to expand their capacity to handle the larger ships that will transit the canal’s new locks.
08 Oct 2014
The state of Texas will help fund the effort to continue replacing old drayage trucks at the Port of Houston with cleaner, more environmentally friendly models through a $3 million grant.
03 Oct 2014
When the new, expanded Panama Canal finally opens sometime in early 2016, an armada of ships twice the size of those capa