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.
Port of Houston
Port of Houston
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
29 Sep 2014
The Port of Antwerp is deepening its collaboration with the Port of Houston to include joint marketing and business development.
31 Aug 2014
North American vehicle production is on the rise amid strong demand for vehicles in the NAFTA countries and foreign markets.
29 Jul 2014
Dredging has begun on the first of two projects to deepen the Port of Houston’s container terminal channels from 40 to 45 feet, matching the depth of the Houston Ship Channel.
20 May 2014
Robust April imports through several U.S. ports are at least partly related to initial effects of shippers accelerating import shipments to avoid potential disruption at West Coast ports tied to longshore labor negotiations.
23 Apr 2014
The Port of Houston Authority has received a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers draft permit for deepening the port’s Bayport terminal channel, and it said it expects soon to receive a similar permit for its Barbours Cut terminal.
18 Apr 2014
Roger Guenther, executive director, Port of Houston Authority, discusses trade lane growth, specifically with Asia and South America, the renaissance in the energy sector, and planning for future expansions at the port.
02 Apr 2014
A smartphone application that allows truckers to confirm container availability, vessel schedules and other information i
25 Mar 2014
The Houston Ship Channel was partially reopened to vessel traffic on today, three days after a barge carrying 900,000 gallons of oil collided with a cargo vessel, spilling about 170,000 gallons of oil into the busy ship channel.
27 Feb 2014
Houston has a problem, but it’s a good one to have. The biggest challenge for the Gulf of Mexico’s dominant container port may be expanding its facilities quickly enough to stay a jump or two ahead of demand.