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E-Commerce Triggering Need For Distribution Centers Near Port Houston

Posted by Chris Virk-Brown on November 10, 2020 at 10:44 AM

More online shopping trends mean more goods moving across Port Houston’s docks, and the need for additional space to store that cargo. Thus, we are seeing distribution centers in the Port Houston region being built to keep up with demand.

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Topics: imports, exports, general cargo, freight, refrigerated cargo, business development, containers

How Port Houston Preps for Hurricane Season

Posted by Chris Virk-Brown on October 14, 2020 at 2:46 PM

Days before Hurricane Laura stormed the coast between Louisiana and Texas with sustained winds up to 150 miles per hour, Port Houston maintenance workers busily went about the task of protecting assets and securing facilities from the much-anticipated stiff winds. This is necessary anytime a storm as ferocious as Hurricane Laura enters the gulf and threatens the gulf coast’s biggest container facility. While Hurricane Laura spared Houston this time, this was a big wake-up call for what may come.

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Topics: hurricane, emergency management, disaster, recovery, containers, maintenance, Emergency Response

U.S. Department of Transportation MARAD Grant Awarded to Port Houston

Posted by Port Houston on January 23, 2020 at 11:58 AM

Caption: Container-on-barge transiting along the Houston Ship Channel.

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Topics: maritime, ports, Houston, transportation, containers

Big, New Ship-to-Shore Cranes Authorized by Port Commission

Posted by Port Houston on October 30, 2019 at 7:40 AM

Caption: Neopanamax cranes at Bayport. Three additional cranes are expected to be operational in 2021.

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Topics: maritime, cranes, ports, Houston, containers

Port Houston’s 2018 Container Business Booming

Posted by Port Houston on November 14, 2018 at 3:58 PM

Port Houston exceeded the two million TEU mark in September. Container volume at Port Houston’s container terminals remains vigorous as cargo movement continues to lead last year’s pace showing a 10 percent growth through the third quarter.

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Topics: maritime, Houston, trade, business, containers

Port Houston Continues on Record Pace

Posted by Port Houston on October 9, 2018 at 1:12 PM

Caption: The Port Commission at the port's September public meeting.

The investments being made at Port Houston 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 larger and larger vessels calling its container facilities.

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Topics: maritime, ports, trade, containers, operations

Port Houston Breaks into Top 5 U.S. Container Ports Ranking

Posted by Port Houston on September 4, 2018 at 11:06 AM

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 Piers data covering the second quarter of 2018.

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Topics: maritime, Houston, shipping, Texas, containers

New Cranes Arrive at Port Houston

Posted by Port Houston on August 8, 2018 at 3:52 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

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