Gulf coast ports have continued to trend upward with container volumes from October through November. This can be attributed to an increase in imports such as steel, plywood, and bagged goods, as well as an increase in exports of petroleum and crude oil. “Our volumes continue to be strong — we continue to hear about volume across the country softening, but that still hasn’t happened here,” said Port Chairman Ric Campo during the port’s November meeting. “Three of our best months ever were over the last three months with more volume at Port Houston.” The port of Houston alone handled a total of 371,994 twenty-foot equivalent units for the month, a 13% year-over-year increase compared to 2021. A recent article published by Freight Waves reports on Gulf coast import and export numbers.
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