Houston See Stable Volumes in H1


Results for H1 of 2016 for the Port of Houston Authority have been stable, with overall cargo tonnage reached 17 million tonnes, despite container TEU count having gone down by 4%.

Roger Guenther, Executive Director for the Houston Port Authority, said: “Container volume continues to be very resilient, topping well over one million ‘TEU’ through the first six months of the year.

“It’s tough to compare 2016 versus 2015 on the container side, because at this point last year container volume had spiked at an 18% increase over the prior year.”

Infographic: Port of Houston

A canopy project at the Turning Basin Terminal, designed and fabricated by University of Houston students, is due to start construction on Wednesday 27 July, 2016 and will take around three weeks to complete.

The construction of the front entrance to the Executive Office Building at the same terminal will begin the following day.

The next regular Port Commission meeting will be held on September 27, 2016.

Fact File: For more than 100 years, the Port of Houston Authority has owned and operated the public wharves and terminals of the Port of Houston – the nation’s largest port for foreign waterborne tonnage and an essential economic engine for the Houston region, the state of Texas, and the nation. It supports the creation of nearly 1.175 million jobs in Texas and 2.7 million jobs nationwide, and economic activity totalling almost US$265 billion in Texas – 16% of Texas’ total gross domestic product – and more than $617 billion in economic impact across the nation. In 2015, the port authority handled a record-breaking 2 million plus container TEU

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