Port Houston Ends 2023 on High Note

Despite a strong December, container volumes handled at Port Houston in 2023 fell 4 percent to 3.8 million TEUs, short of the port’s record-setting year in 2022.The decrease was attributed to a large drop in empty repositioning volumes, the port said, while its strong exports “insulated” it from further decreases.Executive Director Roger Guenther characterized 2023 as a “remarkable year” and was pleased the port’s strong finish.“As we begin 2024 our ... [+]

Port Houston welcomes 3 new cranes to fleet

Three new neo-Panamax ship-to-shore (STS) cranes arrived at Port Houston's Bayport Container Terminal last week following a 72-day voyage on the Zhen Hua 29, a specialized heavy-load carrier vessel.The ZPMC cranes, which were produced in Shanghai, traveled nearly 16,000 nautical miles to reach Houston. These particular cranes are 158 feet ... [+]

Port Houston 5th Ranked Container port by total TEUs

Port Houston jumped from No. 7 to No. 5 in the ranking of top U.S. container ports in terms of TEUs handled in 2022. “Our import and export volume reached record numbers in 2022 and is considered one of the fastest growing ports in the U.S. in loaded imports and loaded ... [+]

Steady container export growth for Port Houston

Activity across Port Houston’s docks remains steady through March with total tonnage through the eight public terminals up 4% year to date, reaching 12,850,330 short tons. Amidst a nationwide softening of imports, in March, Port Houston continued to see significant demand in loaded export containers.Loaded export volumes at Port Houston ... [+]

Container Volume Slips at Port Houston

Port Houston container volume dipped in January. Container TEUs decreased by 1% compared to last January, with 319,990 TEUs for the first month of 2023, down 3,437 TEUs from the same period in 2022. Loaded imports were down 6%, but total imports, including empty import containers, were up 5%, buoyed ... [+]

No signs of cargo slow-down at Port Houston

In October container volume at Port Houston once again grew by double digits, continuing the trend seen throughout 2022. A total of 371,994 TEUs were handled during the month, a 13% increase compared to October 2021. Loaded container TEUs reached the highest volume ever and were up 21% compared to ... [+]

Port Houston Import Dwell Fees Update

Port Houston will be implementing a Sustained Import Dwell fee in 2023. An optional Excessive Import Dwell fee will be implemented as needed. This new fee structure is aimed to help mitigate the issue of long-dwelling loaded import containers by incentivizing cargo movement. The Sustained Import Dwell fee will be ... [+]

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 – ... [+]

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 ... [+]

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