Port Houston January container volume drops


Port Houston handled 319,990 TEU for the first month of 2023, down 3,437 TEU from the same period in 2022.

This reflected a 1 per cent container volume decrease at the port compared to January 2022.

Despite loaded imports being down 6 per cent from the same period last year, total imports, including empty import containers, were up 5 per cent.

Due to an increased resin demand in January, Port Houston saw significant growth in loaded exports, rising by 31 per cent compared to last year, reaching 113,875 TEU in January 2023.

“We are the top resin port in the nation, and exports of container cargo with polymers and other petrochemical products remain strong at Port Houston, and we continue to make the investments in our facilities to handle future growth,” said Roger Guenther, Executive Director at Port Houston.

Port Houston is America’s number one port for resin exports, with 59 per cent of all resins exported from the United States in 2022.

Steel imports at Port Houston reached 514,024 tonnes this January, a 17 per cent increase compared to January 2022.

READ: Port Houston enjoys best January throughput on record

“As we continue to see growth and investment in the region in both manufacturing and import distribution, we are committed to providing terminal capacity for growing demand to ensure fluidity and best-in-class service to our customers,” said Guenther.

In June 2022, Port Houston partnered with the US Army Corps of Engineers and started working on its $1 billion expansion of the Houston Ship Channel.

More recently, The Marino Group’s Marine Repair Services – Container Maintenance Corporation (MRS-CMC) opened a new depot facility at Port Houston.

Daily Email Newsletter

Sign up to our daily email newsletter to receive the latest news from Port Technology International.

Supplier Directory

Find out how to get listed

Webinar Series

Find out how to attend

Latest Stories

Cookie Policy. This website uses cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website.