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May 09, 2018

Port of Houston reports solid first quarter results

The Port of Houston announced that year-to-date total tonnage reached 9.7 million, reflecting a 2 percent increase compared to the same period last year.

Results showed that bulk material and steel were the primary drivers for the growth. "We continue to see positive activity for all sectors of business through Port Houston facilities," Port Houston Executive Director Roger Guenther said Monday to the Port Commission of the Port of Houston Authority during the April meeting.

Cargo showed year-to-date increases across all major lines. Steel tonnage overall increased 14 percent with 875 thousand tons and steel imports had grown by 11 percent.

Container volume grew two percent with 617 thousand TEUs tallied year-to-date, and bulk cargo recorded 2.6 million tons reflecting a 14 percent year-to-date growth driven primarily by export coal.

Source: Port of Houston Authority