THE Port of Houston posted an 11 per cent year-on-year increase in container throughput in
2019 to 2,987,291 TEU making it the fastest growing box port in the US,
according to Piers Data.
"The year 2019 was another record year
for volume at Port Houston's container facilities, and the third
consecutive year for double-digit TEU growth," said Houston's port
executive director Roger Guenther.
"Our strategy of relentless focus on customer service and continued
investment in terminal capacity allows us to seamlessly handle rapidly
growing volumes of international trade and support the local, state and
national economies," he said, reported New York's Maritime Logistics
Laden container exports jumped 17 per cent in 2019, buoyed by a historic
expansion in the export of raw polyethylene resin. Continued growth is
projected, as the amount of resins being produced by petrochemical
plants along the Houston Ship Channel continues to increase.
Loaded imports grew five per cent in 2019, driven by a broad spectrum of
companies from sectors including retail, alternative energy, food and
beverage and industrial materials.