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 the same month last year. Overall, container volume is up 18% year-to-date at Port Houston’s terminals and has surpassed the ... [+]

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 ... [+]

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. ... [+]

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