The Port of Houston’s overall container volume passed 1 million 20-foot-equivalent units for the first half of the year.
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.
28 Apr 2016
The Port of Houston has announced how it will handle the SOLAS verified gross mass rule.
22 Apr 2016
The onset of new resin production in the Gulf Coast region will be good news for Gulf Winds International. The Houston-based distribution company expects booming petrochemical plant construction in the region to lead to a surge in containerized exports and transloading.
31 Mar 2016
Maersk Line and Mediterranean Shipping Co. will add a weekly Panama Canal service linking Asia with the U.S. Gulf ports of Houston and Mobile.
23 Mar 2016
The Port of Houston’s loaded container volume last month was 1 percent above February 2015, when the port was seeing a surge in volume from diversions caused by U.S. West Coast port congestion.
08 Mar 2016
A strong dollar took a big chunk out of exports at major U.S. gateways in 2015. Most of the U.S. ports that handle more than 50,000 20-foot-equivalent units recorded declines in export volume, according to preliminary data from PIERS, a sister product of JOC.com within IHS.
20 Feb 2016
Houston port is gearing up to handle a quantum leap in containerized exports of plastic resins that will be produced at the billions of dollars’ worth of petrochemical plants due to come on line in the next three or four years.
15 Feb 2016
The eyes of Texas and other U.S. Gulf ports are fixed on the opening of the new Panama Canal locks later this spring. Port executives expect the long-delayed opening to post-Panamax vessel traffic will be a seminal event in the growth of their volumes, but later rather than sooner.
01 Feb 2016
Cargo diversions from West Coast ports because of labor strife in early 2015 helped make a handful of East and Gulf Coast ports the fastest-growing in the nation last year.
15 Sep 2015
Among the Top 10 fastest-growing U.S. export ports in the first half of 2015 are a number of smaller ports that don’t typically get the spotlight. The first half was particularly kind to the ports of Virginia, Houston, Baltimore, Miami and Charleston, as they also ranked in our Top 10 fastest-growing U.S. import ports.
14 Aug 2015
The Port of Houston hopes its smooth handling of thousands of diverted Asian import containers this year will convince shippers to stick with the Texas port instead of returning to more familiar West Coast intermodal routes.
05 Aug 2015
Eight ports on the U.S. East Coast made substantial gains in import market share in the first six months of 2015. A booming import market, West Coast diversions tied to the recent labor crisis, and port investments helped East and Gulf Coast ports edge out all but one of their West Coast counterparts.