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May 11, 2017

Port of Houston tonnage and container volumes up in first quarter

An operations report for the first quarter report of 2017 showed that "Port Houston handled close to 10 million tons of total tonnage, reflecting an increase of eleven percent over 2016," Port Houston Executive Director Roger Guenther announced during the latest meeting of the Port Commission of the Port of Houston Authority.

During the first quarter of this year, Port Houston facilities handled 607,000 TEUs (the twenty-foot equivalent measurement of container cargo).

Guenther stated that the "majority" of this increase is "largely due" to an increase in container volumes, which showed an increase of 18 percent.

Source: Port Houston