Port of Houston a Powerhouse

​HOUSTON (Colliers International) – June 6, 2017 – The Port of Houston has made Colliers International’s list of “industrial port powerhouses.

Collier’s report cited Houston as one of the only major U.S. ports where a majority of loaded cargo handled is from exports. Although loaded exports dropped by 3.4 percent last year, they still represented 51 percent of total loaded container volume.

“The port has been instrumental in the city of Houston’s development as a center of international trade,” the report said. “Carrier services on all major trade lanes link Houston to international markets around the globe, and the ship channel intersects the busy barge traffic lane of the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway. Surrounded by one of the nation’s largest populations, Houston is also centrally located as a strategic gateway for cargo originating in or destined for the western and midwestern United States.”

port cited Houston as one of the only major U.S. ports where a majority of loaded cargo handled is from exports. Although loaded exports dropped by 3.4 percent last year, they still represented 51 percent of total loaded container volume.

“The port has been instrumental in the city of Houston’s development as a center of international trade,” the report said. “Carrier services on all major trade lanes link Houston to international markets around the globe, and the ship channel intersects the busy barge traffic lane of the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway. Surrounded by one of the nation’s largest populations, Houston is also centrally located as a strategic gateway for cargo originating in or destined for the western and midwestern United States.”