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The After Life of a Container

Posted by Chris Virk-Brown on March 7, 2022 at 2:07 PM

Did You Know? A twenty-foot equivalent unit (TEU), a container, a box - no matter what you call it, it is the most efficient way to move cargo overseas. As Marc Levinson notes in his book The Box, it has “made the world smaller and the world economy bigger,” allowing cargo to flow freely and economies to become international players. The standard TEU is 20 feet long by eight feet high, made of heavy duty, weather and corrosion-resistant steel running vertically, with two doors on its side. When empty, it can weigh 2.24 metric tons and loaded up to 26 metric tons.

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Topics: container, Houston, community, containers, history, art

Bayport Infrastructure Improvements: Large Growth on our Minds

Posted by Chris Virk-Brown on August 18, 2021 at 11:50 AM

Port Houston is continuing to focus on improving infrastructure at its terminals. As the largest port in the Gulf and the sixth largest container port in the U.S., Port Houston knows the importance of keeping ahead of demand to meet the changing needs of vessels, businesses, and the overall supply chain.

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Topics: container, terminal, infrastructure, impact

Keeping the Cranes Running: Port Houston Maintenance Veteran and Essential Worker Recognized for 45 Years of Service

Posted by Port Houston on May 18, 2020 at 4:49 PM

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Caption: Quintin Reynolds

It takes a lot of hands to move cargo across Port Houston’s docks, including the maintenance staff, who support Port Houston’s equipment and assets. One of the essential Port employees working on the front lines throughout the COVID-19 pandemic is Quintin Reynolds, a maintenance foreman at the Barbours Cut Container Terminal, who recently received recognition for 45 years of service at Port Houston.

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Topics: maritime, container, cranes, ports, maintenance, people

Port Houston Container Volumes Slowing, But Remain Steady

Posted by Port Houston on April 22, 2020 at 5:57 PM

Container activity at Port Houston, the largest container port on the United States Gulf Coast, began slowing in late March as expected due to the coronavirus pandemic, but was still up for the first quarter of 2020..

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Topics: maritime, container, ports, Houston, shipping

Record Gate Moves at Port Houston Container Terminals

Posted by Port Houston on September 25, 2019 at 7:31 AM

Caption: Busy truck gates at Bayport Container Terminal.

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Topics: maritime, container, ports, shipping, cargo, truck gates

Port Secures New CMA CGM/Marfret MedCaribe Service

Posted by Port Houston on August 20, 2019 at 8:52 AM

The Spirit of Melbourne called at Port Houston’s Bayport Container Terminal.

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Topics: maritime, container, Houston, shipping, cargo, Texas

Port Houston Sets Records on Container and Steel Volumes; Moves Forward on Expansions

Posted by Port Houston on August 15, 2019 at 5:28 PM

Port Commissioners gather at July public meeting.

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Topics: maritime, container, ports, Houston, trucking

Port Houston Successfully Completes NAVIS N4 Upgrade

Posted by Port Houston on July 30, 2019 at 7:56 AM

Caption: Port Houston container terminal truck gates.

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Topics: maritime, container, ports, Houston, shipping, technology, operations

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