Port Houston handled 315,983 TEUs in June 2023, making the total for the year so far more than 1.8 million TEUs, a decrease of just 2% compared to last year’s record-breaking year.
Houston’s loaded exports continue to lead the way, with 673,228 TEUs through the first half of the year. This is an increase of 12% compared to the same period in 2022. At the same time, loaded imports are down 7%.
Additionally, at Port Houston’s breakbulk facilities, general cargo declined 22% year-to-date compared to 2022. However, there continues to be demand for rail, oil country goods, line pipe, and other products, resulting in steel imports up 11% this month compared to June 2022.
Moreover, auto import units at Port Houston, while down 10% in June are up 30% year-to-date compared to last year.
Meanwhile, work is nearing completion on the newest container dock at Bayport Container Terminal at Port Houston and it is expected to open later this year.