Gulf Coast ports record gains in cargo, crude oil shipments in February

Corpus Christi, Texas, and the Port of New Orleans saw increased cargo volumes in February, led by container exports of plastic resins and chemicals, along with shipments of crude oil.

Port of New Orleans reports 11% increase in container volumes 

Boosted by shipments of coffee, chemicals and plastic resins, the Port of New Orleans saw an 11% year-over-year (y/y) rise in container volumes at 42,760 twenty-foot equivalent units during February.

“Plastic resins and miscellaneous chemicals were the...

Texas, Louisiana ports’ January cargo volumes a mixed bag

Cargo flow was up at ports in Houston and New Orleans, but freight movements slowed slightly in Corpus Christi, Texas, due to lower exports of oil and petroleum in January. 

Port Houston container shipments up 4% in January

Container movements started off the year on high note at Port Houston, with the port handling 332,961 twenty-foot equivalent units in January, a 4% year-over-year (y/y) increase compared to 2023.

Officials said total container imports exceeded any January on record at the...

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