“We fully expect to top last year’s container volume with another record year in 2016,” said Roger Guenther, Port of Houston Authority Executive Director, speaking to the Port Commission during its latest meeting.
The Houston Port Authority said it has handled more than 1.6 million TEU through its container terminals to date this year, and it expects to maintain “strong growth” through the remainder of the year. All told, the port’s general cargo and container terminals handled more than 26 million tons of cargo through September.
The port commission also recently acted on agenda items that support the port’s continued growth, increased cargo volumes and diverse business base. A $4 million gate operating and optical character recognition project at Bayport and Barbours Cut Container Terminals was awarded to optimize and modernize the truck gate interchange process and enhance the exceptional customer service levels at each terminal.