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Port Houston sets container record in 2019

PortandTerminal.com, January 30, 2020

HOUSTON, TX – Port Houston set a record in 2019 for the number of containers it handled, marking the 18th consecutive year of container volume growth.

Nearly 3 million containers crossed the docks last year at Port Houston. The precise total — 2,987,291 of these 20-foot equivalent units, or TEUs, a common industry measurement for containers — was an 11 percent increase from 2018.

READ: Port of Houston: Stays Texas Strong during a rough few months

This update came Tuesday during a meeting of the Port Commission of the Port of Houston Authority. Commissioners also approved a new five-year strategic plan to assist port leaders as they continue to seek Congressional approval to widen and deepen the Houston Ship Channel.

READ: 5 Highlights of the Port of Houston’s 2020 Operating and Capital Budget

“It is fitting that the Port Commission is approving a new strategic plan today as the port embarks on its twelfth decade and seeking to widen and deepen the Houston Ship Channel for the eleventh time in its history.” Port Houston Chairman Ric Campo said in a news release. “I think that we will be sitting here at this time next year, amazed and what we have accomplished on behalf of our region and citizens in Harris County.”

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