Port Houston Sees Growth in Container Traffic

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Port Houston Sees 5% Rise in Container Flows in April

Port Houston experienced a 5% increase in container flows in April, handling 324,177 twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs) compared to the same month in 2023. Year-to-date, the port has seen an 18% increase, handling 1.4 million TEUs. Loaded container imports rose 4% to 146,910 TEUs, and loaded container exports increased 8% to 119,302 TEUs. The rise in exports is attributed to increased demand for regionally produced automotive, furniture, cotton, and plastic resin goods. Port Houston’s total import tonnage decreased by 15% to 2.4 million tons, while total export tonnage increased by 11% to 2.5 million tons. The port recorded 693 vessel calls in April, a 1% increase from the previous year.

Port of Corpus Christi Records Slight Decline in Shipments

Overall Shipments: Total shipments decreased 2.4% y/y in April, handling 16.7 million tons of cargo.

Crude Oil Shipments: Exports of crude oil totaled 9.2 million tons, a 3% y/y decrease, while imports totaled 834,439 tons, a 7% y/y increase.

Petroleum Shipments: Total petroleum shipments decreased 6% y/y to 4.8 million tons in April.

Bulk Grain Shipments: Rose 452% y/y to 344,511 tons.

Vessel Calls: The port handled 193 ships in April, a 2.5% y/y decline.

In April, Port Houston saw a 5% increase in container flows, handling 324,177 twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs), a rise attributed to strong demand for imports and exports. Loaded container imports rose by 4% to 146,910 TEUs, while loaded exports increased by 8% to 119,302 TEUs. Port Houston’s total import tonnage decreased by 15% to 2.4 million tons, and total export tonnage increased by 11% to 2.5 million tons. The port recorded 693 vessel calls in April, a 1% increase from the previous year.

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Source: FreightWaves