Port Houston, the largest breakbulk and general cargo port complex in North America, hosted the annual Breakbulk Americas 2018 conference in Houston for the seventh time in a row.
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.
Public officials, Port Houston and members of the Port Terminal Railroad Association joined together at a groundbreaking ceremony for the Broadway Double Track project near Manchester Street in the Port of Houston Oct. 1.
Port Houston participated at the inaugural Hook Line and Sinker Fishing Tournament, hosted by the La Porte-Bayshore Chamber of Commerce in July.
Petrochemical, maritime and logistics professionals joined together for the annual Gulf Coast Industry Forum organized by Economic Alliance Houston Port Region Sept. 19 and 20.
Port Houston is expanding its energy efficiency program to save money on energy expenses. Initially limited to the Executive Building, the program is being expanded to other Port Houston facilities and terminals.
Port Houston partnered with the Houston Food Bank on a new community project called Keegan’s Kitchen Aug. 30, providing a total of 5,500 prepared meals to the Houston region.
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.