Port Houston cargo volumes fell 2% year-over-year to 366,208 total TEUs in October, although the port's loaded exports did increase by 6%, according to a port press release.
The rise in loaded exports — which Port Houston called its "biggest" month ever in that category — comes as the completion of Wharf 6 at the port's Bayport Container Terminal is now operational.
The rise in loaded exports comes as the completion of Wharf 6 at the port's Bayport Container Terminal is now operational. The addition of this berth comes equipped with three Neo-Panamax “ship to shore” cranes and is focused on adding capacity for both import and export customers, according to the release.
Despite the annual drop, the port saw volumes rise compared to both the previous month and the same month in 2019. Volumes rose 12% compared to September 2023 and 42% compared to October 2019.
Import loads were 58% higher than 2019 levels in the same period and export loads rose 15%.