Port of Houston
Various shipping ports around the world make up the global supply chain. Each one plays an essential role in moving goods from one location to another and helping merchants reach their customers. The Port of Houston is an international shipping port in Texas and a vital link in the supply chain.
All About the Port
Houston is the country’s #1 region for exporting goods. In addition, the area is known for petrochemical manufacturing and crude oil exportation. Accordingly, the Port of Houston has extensive plans to expand to support the new business.
Some changes include widening (by 170 feet) and deepening the channel to accommodate larger vessels. Plans also include adding additional safety features and improvements in parking.
The Houston port is more than 100 years old and supports 200 companies along the 52-mile ship channel. Due to its size, the port holds the title of the #1 U.S. port in waterborne tonnage. Petroleum and related products are the primary cargo shipped out of the Port of Houston.
The port supports 3.2 million jobs and earns more than $38 billion in revenue each year. In addition, it positively affects the surrounding community through an $801.9 billion economic impact.
The Port of Houston is the largest on the Gulf Coast and the largest in Texas, vital for moving fuel to other regions of the country and across the globe. It is fully supported by a network of railway, truck, and airway connections to act as a central gateway for transportation.
How Southern Companies Can Help
If you need assistance moving your products through the Port of Houston, Southern Companies can help. Contact us today to learn more about our global logistics services and how we coordinate with domestic and international ports worldwide to facilitate clients’ valuable cargo moving from one location to another.