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.
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.
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.
17 Nov 2016
The Port of Houston is losing a preposition and gaining a new marketing name.
09 Nov 2016
Things could be better, but they also could be a lot worse for breakbulk and project cargo shipping in US Gulf ports.
09 Nov 2016
Inbesa America Inc., which operates a large private breakbulk steel terminal at Jacintoport in the Port of Houston, has been acquired by Contanda Steel LLC for an undisclosed price.
07 Nov 2016
Texas port is preparing for increase in plastic resin exports.
04 Oct 2016
Saudi Arabia-based Bahri has opened a Houston office and is targeting the US Gulf and Mexico.
23 Sep 2016
A heavyweight fight is shaping up in the Texas Legislature over proposals to allow trucks to carry heavier loads over the state’s highways.
22 Sep 2016
The Port of Houston Authority said Hanjin Shipping containers at the port have been cleared for release.
21 Sep 2016
The Port of Houston Authority said Hanjin Shipping had agreed to pay terminal charges to clear the way for the port authority’s release of 380 Hanjin containers.
20 Sep 2016
Port authority says bankrupt carrier has paid terminal charges.
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