Port Houston optimistic volume rebound underway

Port Houston said that in September it saw the “first turn toward growth” since coronavirus-caused volume blows began in March.

The Texas port handled 254,405 twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs) in September, 1% more than September 2019. From Jan. 1 through Sept. 30, Port Houston moved 2,165,581 TEUs, just 3% less than the 2,232,036 TEUs during the first nine months of 2019.

“September volumes were positive,” Port Houston Executive Director Roger Guenther said in a statement. “Although resin exports were soft due to supply chain disruptions caused by hurricane activity in the East Texas/Louisiana border area, overall container numbers are gaining strength, especially on the import side.

“We are optimistic that a rebound in container volumes is underway and that it will continue for the remainder of the year and into 2021,” Guenther said.

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Source: American Shipper