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KEEPING PORT HOUSTON THRIVING

Richard Byrnes from Port Houston in Texas, US, shares what the port is doing to ensure a sustainable future

it is an exceptional time to be part of the global supply chain, with all eyes on the movement of cargo and the unprecedented consumer demand for goods. Port Houston is constantly evaluating the needs and developing solutions to meet the increase in demand for goods.

Port Houston owns and operates the eight public wharves and terminals along the Houston Ship Channel, including the area’s largest breakbulk facility and two of the most efficient container terminals in the country. Port Houston is also the local sponsor and a strategic leader for the Channel, which is the busiest waterway in the US serving nearly 8,000 deepwater vessel calls each year, about 70% of which are tankers visiting liquid terminals.

The landscape surrounding the Channel has grown exponentially from the humble 1914 beginnings when the Channel was first established as a deepwater port. Today, more than 200...

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