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.
19 Sep 2016
Carrier's boxes aren't being allowed in or out of port's terminal gates.
09 Sep 2016
The Port of Houston Authority is exploring the possible use of an innovative technology that would move containers to and from port terminals.
27 Jul 2016
The Port of Houston’s overall container volume passed 1 million 20-foot-equivalent units for the first half of the year.
30 Jun 2016
New direction for trucker-owned chassis cooperative.
16 Jun 2016
Rapid growth in exports of polyethylene resins will shape Gulf Coast container volume.
15 Jun 2016
Growth may soon slow for ports on the so-called Mediterranean of the Americas.
14 Jun 2016
A new Panama Canal container route to the U.S. Gulf from Asia will replace and build on an intermodal rail service that Maersk Line launched via Mexico.
13 Jun 2016
U.S. Gulf Coast ports handled 8.2 percent or 2.6 million twenty-foot-equivalent units of the total 31.9 million laden TEUs in the U.S. container trade in 2015.
08 Jun 2016
Latin America’s demand for polyethylene, the key raw material for plastics production, is forecast to rise sharply.
03 Jun 2016
Pressure is building on U.S. maritime regulators to quickly decide whether ports and container lines can hash out details on a strategy that could dramatically simplify exporters’ meeting the SOLAS container weight rule.
21 May 2016
Liability, costs and technology are just a few of the questions.