Port Houston welcomes new Vietnam direct service

Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) recently announced Houston on the rotation in their Santana trans-Pacific service, which links Vietnam and Central China to the U.S. Gulf and East Coasts.Port Houston will be the first port call in the United Statesfor the service. The rotation is Haiphong – Shanghai – Ningbo – Houston – Charleston –New York – Haiphong, offering a 31-day transit time between Vietnam and Houston.“MSC is a long-running, valued ... [+]

Port Houston Works Through Supply Chain Crunch

Houston Executive Director Roger Guenther says that Houston is not immune to the challenges that ports across the nation are experiencing, as retailers rebuild their inventory to meet high demand. He noted that Houston docks are full, and the average ship waits about 60 hours before calling the port. However, ... [+]

Port Houston containers set new record

Port Houston reached new heights with its biggest month ever recorded for container TEUs. This July Port Houston recorded 297,621 TEUs, an increase of 27% compared to July 2020 and an increase of 224 TEUs from the previous all-time record set in March 2021.Year-to-date Port Houston reports a 15% increase ... [+]

Port Houston Records Best May Ever

Port Houston continues to make waves with another month of double-digit container cargo increases through the Houston Ship Channel and its best May ever for container TEUs.TEUs in May showed a 30% increase, with 288,127 TEUs compared to last year’s 222,250 TEUs for the same month. Year-to-date, Port Houston container ... [+]

Port Houston Takes Action to Accelerate Widening of Houston Ship Channel

The Port Commission of the Port of Houston Authority met in special session on April 8 and moved to accelerate widening of the Houston Ship Channel, the nation’s busiest waterway. “The Houston Ship Channel is open for business for all and will continue to be,” said Chairman Ric Campo. The Port ... [+]

Port Houston Continues to Shatter Records

The investments being made to Port Houston’s channel continue to pay off. As a result of the completion of the widening and deepening of its Bayport Channel and work on what’s known as the Bayport flare, Port Houston is seeing rapid growth in the size of ships calling its container ... [+]

Port Houston jumps to top 5 US container ports

Due to continued strong growth in loaded containerized cargo, Port Houston has surged higher in the rankings of the top container ports in the United States. Port Houston, which has been expanding rapidly in recent years, has climbed to become the fifth largest container port in the U.S., according to JOC ... [+]

Port Houston Names Chief Commercial Officer

Port Houston has named John Moseley Chief Commercial Officer, succeeding Ricky Kunz who has elected to retire from the Port of Houston Authority. Moseley served as senior director of trade development since 2010. In his new role, Moseley will take the lead in developing and executing Port Houston’s commercial strategy. ... [+]

Record-Setting Year for Port Houston

Port Houston business has grown consistently and solidly across all business lines, including achieving record-breaking performances and milestones in 2017. Highlights of the record-setting business and operational results for 2017 were announced during the Port Commission of the Port of Houston Authority first meeting of the year. “We are again on ... [+]

Port Houston added to MSC’s existing Indus service

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 ... [+]

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