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Port Houston reports box volume growth

Container volumes grew by double digits at Port Houston in October. A total of 371,994 TEUs were handled by the port during the last month, translating to a 13% increase compared to October 2021.

Loaded containers reached the highest volume ever and were up 21% compared to the same month last year. Overall, container volumes from January to October at Port
Houston’s terminals have surpassed the 3 million mark with 3,333,924 TEUs, representing a growth of 18%.

"Although the import demand in the United States appears to be softening, we have not seen any slowing in Houston in recent months,” said Roger Guenther, Port Houston executive director.

“We are handling record amounts of cargo and remain focused on aggressive infrastructure development to optimize capacity and efficiently handle current and future demand through our port," he added.

One change that was announced last month is the addition of new dwell fees.

"The additional dwell fees are intended to minimise storage of containers on terminals. Boxes need to move through the terminals quickly to maintain a fluid environment and superior level of service for our customers," stated Guenther.

Total tonnage across Port Houston’s facilities was up 18% in October and 25% for the year as compared to last year's figures.

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