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Port Houston sets new records at container terminals

Terminals report combined record of 11,081 completed gate transactions in a single day.

Port Houston’s Barbours Cut and Bayport Terminals in Texas continue to grow, and gate transactions – which track the number of containers delivered or picked up at the terminals -- recently reached new heights.

Bayport Terminal completed a record 1,076 gate transactions in a single hour on Nov. 11, 2019, and Barbours Cut Terminal achieved a new milestone in September with 3,839 gate transactions in a single day. Another record was achieved on Aug. 28, when the terminals reported a combined 11,081 completed gate transactions -- the most ever in a single day for Port Houston.

The port’s efficiency continues at a high pace as well, as these terminals have established and maintained an average truck turn time of 39 minutes this year.

“Port Houston’s container business has experienced double-digit growth every year since 2015, and that is made possible through the extraordinary efforts of our people,” chief port operations officer Jeff Davis said. “These gate transactions represent one portion of a complex and efficient process to move containers through our terminals. Because of our incredible teams at those two terminals, we are able to continue to provide quality and dependable service while keeping up with the growth in business.”

Port Houston recently invested in state-of-the-art technology and equipment at its container facilities, including truck gate interchange technology updates.

“Port Houston’s resources allow us to provide daily, consistent service – people, technology and equipment to serve our users,” said Ryan Mariacher, director of container terminals for Port Houston.

Port Houston is ranked sixth in the U.S. for loaded containers and is the fastest-growing of the top 10 container ports in the U.S.

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