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.
Port of Houston
26 Feb 2014
Containerized cargo at Gulf ports is benefiting from a north-to-south shift in U.S. population growth, growth in the region’s automotive and chemical industries and investment in container-handling facilities.
21 Feb 2014
Gulf ports are looking to intermodal rail in an effort to extend their reach farther inland for containerized cargo.
03 Feb 2014
Roger Guenther, deputy director of operations at the Port of Houston Authority, has been named executive director followi
29 Jan 2014
The Port of Mobile, Ala., will remain closed today, but several other marine terminals planned to resume normal service after closing yesterday because of an ice storm that hit southern states from Virginia to Texas.
28 Jan 2014
Forecasts of freezing rain and icy roads and bridges forced the closure today of several U.S. Southeast ports, including Houston, New Orleans, Mobile and Charleston.
22 Jan 2014
The market for breakbulk and heavy-lift ocean cargo is emerging from the doldrums it experienced last year. Although a backlog of global industrial projects carried the heavy-lift sector through 2012 and construction of new pipelines and wind farms in the U.S. filled inbound multipurpose breakbulk vessels that year, demand largely dried up in 2013. But the picture is brightening, and the market is positioned for a significant recovery in 2014 and 2015.
13 Jan 2014
As Maersk Line creates a new container shipping division to cater to the north-south trades in Latin America, NVOCCs are also ramping up investments in the growing region.
21 Nov 2013
The Port of Houston is sitting pretty atop twin economic engines. Its booming petrochemical sector is boosting exports, and its rapidly growing population base is fueling imports.
27 Sep 2013
The Port of Houston handled 176,963 20-foot-equivalent units in August, down 5.4 percent from the previous month and 4.7 percent year-over-year.
22 Aug 2013
The Port of Houston handled 3 million tons of total cargo in July, up 4 percent year-over-year, and moved 21 million tons year-to-date, up 3 percent.
01 Jul 2013
Konecranes has received a $56 million order from the Port of Houston Authority for four super-post-Panamax ship-to-shore cranes and three rubber-tire gantry cranes.