Port Houston sees strong growth in container volume in May 2018
June 29, 2018: Port Houston’s total container volume through May is more than 1.1 Million TEUs (twenty foot equivalent units), which shows an increase of six percent over the same period in 2017.
Import loaded containers were up 10 percent year-to-date at 457,882 TEUs. Breakbulk and special project business lines continue to be strong.
With this, the port has set a new record in the month of May. This latest highest total for Port Houston containers reflects a seven percent increase over the previous record set in March, with 617 thousand TEUs recorded.
“Port-wide container business is stronger than ever,” said Roger Guenther, executive director, Port Houston announced to the Port Commission of the Port of Houston Authority.
“The highest record in container volume in Port Houston’s history was set last month. More than 245 thousand TEUs (twenty-foot equivalent containers) passed across our facilities,” he told the Commission.
“Import steel continues to show solid growth,” Guenther shared in his report.
Port Houston general cargo terminals handled more than 500,000 tonnes of steel in May, the highest total since April 2015.