Ceres announces new container yard near Barbours Cut Terminal

Ceres container yard

Ceres Terminals (Ceres) has announced the opening of a new permanent pop-up container yard in the Greater Houston area to keep US congestion at bay.

The new 75-acre terminal depot will be directly adjacent to Port Houston’s Barbours Cut Terminal. Located just minutes from the port, Ceres will provide services for final leg deliveries to meet cut-offs.

As disclosed by the company, the new yard will prove vital at a time when the US market is facing imbalance in imports versus exports and the management of excess inventories and empties becomes crucial. The container depot aims to keep ports congestion free and operating efficiently.

“We are excited to announce the opening of the new container yard,” said Adam Brooks, Chief Operations Officer, Ceres Terminals.

“This yard will provide our customers with much needed near-dock capacity as well as supply chain efficiencies which we hope will relieve some of the stress on the container terminal.”

Ceres’ new yard aims to provide grounded container services to help industry maximise chassis efficiencies and the ability to maximise port turns, along with managing first receivables at the terminal.

On 1 March, Ceres signed a 20-year, $60 million agreement to lease and modernise the TraPac Jacksonville container terminal at JAXPORT.

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