Port Houston posts strong result in 2018
Several records were broken in 2018, including that total tonnage at Port Houston facilities set a record of 35.7 million tons, which reflected an increase of 9 percent from 2017, the company said in its release.
Container twenty - foot equivalent units increased 10 percent to 2.7 million, a new record for the Port Authority. Steel tonnage recorded 4.4 million tons, a growth of 21 percent from 2017.
In 2018, Port Houston container terminals processed 2.4 million gate moves and notably, accomplished 9,400 gate transactions in one day, setting another record. In August, the port received three ship - to - shore cranes at Bayport Wharf 2 and then on that same day, received five of 10 rubber - tired gantry cranes on order. Last year, the port also awarded a contract to Konecranes to purchase ten diesel electric container yard cranes for Barbours Cut Container terminal.
About Port Houston
For more than 100 years, Port Houston has owned and operated the public wharves and terminals of the Port of Houston – the nation’s largest port for foreign waterborne tonnage and an essential economic engine for the Houston region, the state of Texas and the nation. It supports the creation of nearly 1.175 million jobs in Texas and 2.7 million jobs nationwide, and economic activity totaling almost $265 billion in Texas – 16 percent of Texas’ total gross domestic product – and more than $617 billion in economic impact across the nation.