Port Houston hits new container volume record for January

Port Houston hits new container volume record for January

Port Houston has had a strong start to the year, with total container volumes exceeding any previous January on record at its facilities.

In the first month of this year, overall container volumes reached 332,961 TEU, a 4 per cent increase over the same month last year.

Container imports increased by 3 per cent in January to 154,493 TEU, which were driven primarily by strong imports from China in advance of the Lunar New Year.

READ: Port Houston sets new record for loaded exports in September

According to the port, loaded export volumes also increased, up 9 per cent from the same period last year at 124,137 TEU setting a new record for loaded exports in January.

Steel throughput at Port Houston’s multipurpose facilities fell by 46 per cent in January compared to the same month last year.

READ: Port Houston breaks exports record in October

Total tonnage fell by 6 per cent in January, reaching 4,187,541 tonnes.

Roger Guenther, Executive Director at Port Houston, said: “Import and export demand through Houston remains strong and we are certainly off to a great start in 2024.”

Recently, Port Houston announced that ZIM Shipping Company’s new line, Gulf Toucan, arrived at the Barbours Cut Container Terminal.

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