Port Houston has reported increased activity across its docks in April, showing robust growth in both containers and steel due to high regional demand.
In particular, the major port in Texas saw its container volumes increased by 25% in the previous month, reaching 275,840 TEU. This is reflective of the high consumer demand, growing regional population, and consistently world-class customer service through Port Houston’s terminals, according to a statement.
Containers on the move at Port Houston’s Bayport Container Terminal Port Houston’s multipurpose facilities also demonstrated strength, notably with steel imports up 15% this month and 6% year-to-date. This marks the second month in a row for steel increases, indicating the highly anticipated rebound in this sector.
Executive director of Port Houston, Roger Guenther noted the importance of enhancing the port’s facilities and the waterway to support the continued efficient movement of goods in a high-growth environment. “Our focus on our people, facilities, and infrastructure are paying off with efficient gate processing times and ample berth capacity for our carriers,” he commented.
Earlier this week, Port Houston highlighted breaking ground on the Houston Ship Channel Expansion – Project 11 to widen and deepen the nation’s busiest waterway.
The port said it is on track to deliver multiple infrastructure projects as part of a US$1.4 billion capital investment over the next five years and a potential US$4 billion over the next 20 years. According to the announcement, the investments are expected to enhance customer predictability and consistency.