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Houston down 12% in April

Houston is continuing with its expansion projects despite the downturn.

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Houston down 12% in April

The Port of Houston has reported a 12% decline in container throughput for April, with the number of containers handled falling to 221,540 TEU, compared to the 252,693 TEU handled in April 2019. For the full year, however, Houston handled 994,627 TEU from January through to the end of April, which is 5% more than the first four months of 2019.

 

Total tonnage at Port Houston’s public facilities was down 10% in the month of April at 3,766,756 short tons, a decrease of 3% year-to-date. In non-containerised cargoes, auto units were down 41% to 3,910 units for the month. Autos are down 31% year-to-date, while steel volume is down 50% year-to-date to 784,733 short tons.

 

Executive Director Roger Guenther is hoping Houston will resume its upwards trajectory later in the year. “We’ve had 26 announced blank sailings this year including seven for the month of June. It’s yet to be seen what July will look like but hopefully we’ll see some improvement into the summer,” Guenther said. “During this trying period, Port Houston has remained open for business to help international commerce continue to flow to provide for our communities.

 

“Looking forward, landside and waterside expansion projects have continued uninterrupted. We must ensure that the necessary infrastructure and capacity is in place to help the economy bounce back once this global pandemic has been controlled.”

 

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