Port Houston has seen its seventh consecutive month of double-digit growth as it announces its container handling figures for September 2021.
Throughout the month, the port handled a total of 281,500 TEU, an 11% increase compared to September 2020. Year-to-date TEUs are also up 16% compared to 2020.
“We expect container as well as demand for steel to continue growing through the remainder of the fourth quarter and into next year,” said Roger Guenther, Executive Director at Port Houston. “It’s an exciting time at Port Houston and we are accelerating infrastructure expansion now for increased capacity in the future.”
The Port of Houston previously announced that it experienced record high cargo throughout August 2021, handling a total of 320,086 TEU, an increase of 29% compared to the same period in 2020. Also revealed was a dramatic increase in import steel and other general cargo commodities handled throughout its facilities.
On top of this, the port received its draft report for the Goods Movement Emissions Inventory (GMEI) which updated emissions data from 2013 to 2019. The updated report showed improvements in nearly every category as the public terminal’s emissions were lowered by between 15% and 93% for all evaluated pollutants across the board in 2019 compared to 2013.