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Port Houston achieves busiest month in its history


Record-breaking activity continues at Port of Houston public terminals. According to Port Houston executive director, Roger Guenther, business remains strong for container and general cargo terminals, with 21.6 million tonnes handled through May.

In particular, the container activity continues at record levels for the year and was 20% higher through May. “In fact, the 335,866 TEU total represents the best month in Port Houston history,” pointed out Guenther, who added, “There are really no signs of imports backing off, and exports – especially resins – are beginning to rebound.”

Additionally, Guenther highlighted the Saturday availability of truck gates at the container
terminals. Port Houston added the additional day earlier in June to provide more opportunity for handling the increased amount of freight moving through Houston.

“It is critical our industry take advantage of the extended hours we are providing for our customers,” he stressed. “We are making this commitment to continued efficiency, and we strongly encourage our truckers and shippers to take advantage of this opportunity,” Guenther emphasised.

In addition, the port advanced Port Houston’s Community Grants Programme funding to 15 community groups.

Port Houston employees volunteer at a Houston Habitat for Humanity Project

It is an outreach initiative, focused on investing resources in projects and programmes that strengthen the community and align with the mission and vision of Port Houston’s 2020 Strategic Plan.

Port Houston volunteers at a Target for Hunger project. In line with its 2020 Strategic Plan, the port recently awarded funding totaling US$325,000 to 15 groups through its Port Houston Community Grants Program. The Port Commission also approved funding totaling US$404,000 to support three projects as part of the East Harris County parks and greenspace programme

Source: Container News

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