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PHA Container Throughput Rises 6 percent in October

HOUSTON – Facilities at the Port of Houston Authority handled 170,805 twenty-foot equivalent unit (TEU) containers in October, reflecting a gain of 6 percent from the prior month. Year-to-date volumes reached 1.815 million TEUs, the highest on record for the first 10 months of the year.
Monthly TEU throughput has averaged 181,479 in 2015, up 11.6 percent from the 2014 monthly average of 162,591. At this pace, the Port of Houston is on track to surpass the prior year’s record 1.96 million TEUs during the month of November. Monthly throughput hit a record high of 212,871 TEUs in May 2015 as a spike in diversion cargo was ushered through the Port of Houston Authority’s docks.
General cargo import and export volumes totaled 1.3 million tons in October. Year-to-date general import tonnage reached 5.12 million tons, or 10.5 percent higher than the same period last year. Steel import levels stood at 205,314 tons in October, moving year-to-date steel imports to 4.23 million tons.
October’s full trade statistics can be accessed on the Port of Houston Authority website:

About thePort of Houston Authority 
For more than 100 years, the Port of Houston Authority has owned or operated the public cargo-handling facilities of the Port of Houston – the nation’s largest port for foreign waterborne tonnage.  The port is an economic engine for the Houston region, the state of Texas and the nation.  It supports the creation of more than 1.175 million statewide jobs and more than 2.1 million nationwide jobs, and the generation of economic activity totaling almost $265 billion in Texas and $499 billion across the nation. For more information, visit the Port Authority website at: