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New Cranes Arrive at Port Houston

Posted by Port Houston on Aug 8, 2018 3:52:11 PM

Port Houston's three new Neopanamax cranes completed their nearly 90-day journey from Shanghai, China arriving to Port Houston’s Bayport Container Terminal August 7. The cranes highlight about $100 million in investments.

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Topics: maritime, cranes, ports, Houston, shipping, containers

Strong Mid-Year Growth at Port Houston

Posted by Port Houston on Aug 7, 2018 11:10:29 AM

Port Houston moved 1.3 million container TEUs (twenty-foot equivalent units) through the first six months of 2018, a six percent increase from 2017, Executive Director Roger Guenther announced in his report to the Port Commission of the Port of Houston Authority in its regular monthly meeting in July.

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Topics: ports, Houston, Port Commission, containers, growth, operations

Seamax Greenwich Calls at Port Houston

Posted by Port Houston on Jul 5, 2018 8:15:41 AM

Port Houston was recently added as a port of call for MSC’s existing Indus Service that serves the U.S., India and the Middle East via the Suez Canal.

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Topics: maritime, Houston, imports, shipping, cargo, containers

Record Month at Port Houston

Posted by Port Houston on Jun 27, 2018 4:38:24 PM

Caption: Port Commissioners at the June 26 meeting of the Port Commission of the Port of Houston Authority.

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Topics: ports, Houston, shipping, containers, operations

Container Growth Strong at Port Houston

Posted by Port Houston on Jun 6, 2018 9:07:06 AM

Port Houston steel imports increased by 17 percent and container activity grew by 3 percent over 2017, Executive Director Roger Guenther reported at the May Port Commission meeting. Guenther also stated that April was “another strong month” for cargo at port facilities.

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Topics: ports, Houston, Texas, containers, growth

Port Houston Delivers Consistent Results and Growth in April

Posted by Port Houston on May 1, 2018 11:29:57 AM

Year-to-date total tonnage for Port Houston through March is 9.7 million, reflecting a 2 percent increase compared to the same period last year. Results showed that bulk material and steel were the primary drivers for the growth.

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Topics: ports, Houston, containers, growth, TEU

Barbours Cut Ship-to-Shore Cranes “Swap” at Port Houston

Posted by Port Houston on Mar 13, 2018 9:04:43 AM

Port Houston and Industrial Cranes Services, Inc. performed a “crane swap” at the Barbours Cut Container Terminal to regroup the remaining old generation ship-to-shore cranes March 11. This will provide better customer service for vessel calls and prepare the facility for the next phase of wharf renovation.

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Topics: terminal, cranes, ports, Houston, containers

Port Houston's Synthetic Resin Symposium Focuses On Supply Chain

Posted by Port Houston on Jan 24, 2018 3:06:24 PM

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Nearly 280 beneficial cargo owners, shippers, ocean carriers, and logistics providers attended Port Houston’s third annual Synthetic Resin Symposium Conference Jan 23. Resins are a solid plastic substance used to make many of our daily consumer products such as bags, cups, car parts and toys.

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Topics: maritime, Houston, exports, containers, plastics, resins

Containers, Steel Imports Lead Port Houston

Posted by Port Houston on Dec 18, 2017 11:28:36 AM

As Port Houston closes out another year, port facilities continue to deliver solid results. Executive Director Roger Guenther reported that main drivers of the port’s growth include containers and steel imports.

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Topics: ports, Houston, leadership, steel, containers, growth

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