Container activity at Port Houston climbed 29% in February compared to the same period last year, while blank sailings in the month of March caused by a combination of the Lunar New Year and effects of the Covid-19 pandemic expect to impact volume in March and the months ahead at the nation’s sixth largest container port.
In February, 255,474TEU were handled, compared to 198,494TEU for the same period last year. For the year through February, containers are up 27%, with a total of 524,247TEU recorded during the first two months, compared with 413,446TEU for the same period in 2019.
The jump in container units follows a record-setting year in 2019, when the Port of Houston saw an increase of 11% for the entire year. It was the eighteenth consecutive year of container growth at Port Houston.