Port roundup: Strong annual growth across the board

The Lunar New Year has come and gone, but its impact at U.S. ports has been felt for weeks after the holiday.. Even with the impacts of the Lunar New Year arising at ports across the country in the form of sequential declines in imports, port figures across the board are holding up compared to the previous year.

Across the ports, Lunar New Year’s arrival about two weeks later than in 2023 is causing the sequential dip in volumes.

The Port of Los Angeles led the West Coast ports higher on an...


Descartes: Container import volume trajectory is strong

The container market continued to show strength in March as the pull forward ahead of the Lunar New Year continues to pay dividends at the ports.

According to the monthly report by Descartes, U.S. container import volumes in March climbed by 0.4% from February and over 15% from March 2023. The year-over-year gains can be explained by the timing of the Lunar New Year: This year’s holiday occurred nearly three weeks later than in 2023.

Descartes reported that U.S. container import volumes in...


Port Houston shows import strength in February

The Gulf Coast ports have received a lot of attention in recent years and rightfully so. The ports along the Gulf Coast provided a pressure relief valve of sorts, though they suffered with congestion throughout the pandemic as well.

What separates the Gulf Coast ports from the major East and West Coast ports is the importance that bulk cargo and the industrial sector as a whole play in port volume. At Port Houston, over a third of all tonnage cleared in 2022 was noncontainerized.

Source: Port...


Ports roundup: Georgia breaks export record with almost $50B in trade

The Georgia Ports Authority sets export record for the third year consecutive year; the Alabama Port Authority and CSX partner to launch a new intermodal facility; and the Port of Cleveland receives $32 million to modernize its facilities.

Georgia breaks export record with almost $50B in trade in 2023

For the third consecutive year, exports from the state of Georgia hit an all-time high, reaching $49.7 billion in 2023, according to the state’s Department of Economic Development.

The previous...


Port Houston’s Export Triumph Amidst Challenges

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Port Houston has once again experienced a significant increase in loaded exports through its Bayport and Barbours Cut Container Terminals,says an article published on port houston website.

September Export Surge

Port Houston experienced a record-breaking increase in loaded exports during September, marking a significant milestone in its history. Handling 124,739 loaded export TEUs, this surge, a 21% increase compared to the same period in 2022, is primarily attributed to...


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