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Gulf Coast ports report cargo volume surge in March

Container cargo flows increased at ports in Houston, New Orleans and Mobile, Alabama, in March, but shipments of crude oil fell slightly at the Port of Corpus Christi, Texas.

Port Houston container shipments up 20% in March

Port Houston handled 360,991 twenty-foot equivalent units in March, a 20% year-over-year (y/y) increase.

Officials said total cargo flows through the Houston Ship Channel and the port’s two container facilities, Barbours Cut and Bayport, climbed 4% during the first quarter.

“First-quarter container volumes are very strong through March,” Roger Guenther, Port Houston’s executive director, said during a Port Commission meeting Tuesday.

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