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Port Houston added to MSC’s existing Indus service

[ May 30, 2018   //   ]

Port Houston Executive Director Roger Guenther announced that Port Houston has been added to MSC’s existing Indus service. That container service, which employs nine 8,400 TEU vessels, already calls the U.S. East Coast, India, and the Middle East via the Suez Canal, and will begin calling the Bayport Container Terminal in early June.
Guenther also reported that Port Houston’s Barbours Cut Terminal is the first U.S. port of call for a new all-water service between the U.S. and Latin America. The new Gulf Ocean Express service is operated jointly by SeaLand and MSC.
Reporting on business results, the executive director stated that April was “another strong month:” steel imports increased by 17% and container activity grew by 3% over 2017. Guenther added that container import growth continues to be driven by business from the east Asia trade lanes, and a year-to-date total of 13 million tons of cargo has passed through Port Houston terminals, reflecting a 2% annual growth.

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