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    54.710
    0.4%
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  • OTRI.USA
    21.110
    -0.300
    -1.4%
  • OTVI.USA
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    55.710
    0.4%
  • TSTOPVRPM.ATLPHL
    3.300
    0.000
    0%
  • TSTOPVRPM.CHIATL
    3.140
    0.190
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  • TSTOPVRPM.DALLAX
    1.590
    0.150
    10.4%
  • TSTOPVRPM.LAXDAL
    3.330
    0.020
    0.6%
  • TSTOPVRPM.PHLCHI
    2.170
    0.020
    0.9%
  • TSTOPVRPM.LAXSEA
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    0.130
    3.3%
  • WAIT.USA
    125.000
    -1.000
    -0.8%
  • ITVI.USA
    15,415.310
    54.710
    0.4%
  • OTLT.USA
    2.761
    -0.007
    -0.3%
  • OTRI.USA
    21.110
    -0.300
    -1.4%
  • OTVI.USA
    15,387.520
    55.710
    0.4%
  • TSTOPVRPM.ATLPHL
    3.300
    0.000
    0%
  • TSTOPVRPM.CHIATL
    3.140
    0.190
    6.4%
  • TSTOPVRPM.DALLAX
    1.590
    0.150
    10.4%
  • TSTOPVRPM.LAXDAL
    3.330
    0.020
    0.6%
  • TSTOPVRPM.PHLCHI
    2.170
    0.020
    0.9%
  • TSTOPVRPM.LAXSEA
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  • WAIT.USA
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American ShipperMaritimeNews

Port Houston container volume up 25% in April

Uptick includes container activity and steel imports

Activity at Port Houston rose again in April, showing growth in containers and higher demand for steel, according to the company’s release.

Container activity at the port increased 25% year-over-year for April with 275,840 TEUs, compared to 221,540 TEUs during the same month in 2019.

In March, container activity increased 20% year-over-year as cargo volumes came roaring back after slipping due to disruptive winter storms across Texas in February.

Port Houston’s steel imports were up 15% during April compared to the same period the previous year, also marking the second month in a row for steel import increases. In March, steel imports increased by 13% year-over-year.

Imports of raw iron and steel, and steel structures, represents around $200 million in trade year-to-date at Port Houston, according to data from the U.S. Census Bureau analyzed by WorldCity.

Port Houston is the seventh-largest port in the U.S. and the largest along the Gulf of Mexico.

The port’s top trading partners year-to-date are China ($3.6 billion), Brazil ($2.3 billion) and Mexico ($1.9 billion).

Port Houston’s top exports year-to-date are gasoline ($2.84 billion), liquefied natural gas ($2.74 billion) and oil ($2 billion). The top three imports year-to-date include gasoline ($1.15 billion), oil ($911 million) and passenger vehicles ($771 million). 

Port Houston also began construction May 10 on Project 11, a $1 billion project to widen and deepen the 52-mile Houston Ship Channel.

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Noi Mahoney

Noi Mahoney is a Texas-based journalist who covers Mexico cross-border trucking, logistics and trade for FreightWaves. He graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a degree in English in 1999. Mahoney has more than 20 years experience as journalist, working for newspapers in Florida, Maryland and Texas. Contact nmahoney@freightwaves.com

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