A heavyweight fight is shaping up in the Texas Legislature over proposals to allow trucks to carry heavier loads over the state’s highways.
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.
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.
19 May 2016
Container lines and U.S. ports have asked the U.S. maritime regulator for permission to get together to craft a common strategy for dealing with SOLAS.
18 May 2016
Port of Houston Executive Director Roger Guenther and JOC Senior Content Editor Alessandra Barrett got together on the sidelines of the 16th TPM Conference to talk about how the port benefited from diversions caused by 2014 and 2015’s labor dispute and the numerous trends the port expects to shape its future.
12 May 2016
JOC.com examined changes in market share by analyzing data from PIERS, a sister product of JOC.com within IHS.
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.