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Port Houston Broke Tonnage Record In 2017

The eight public terminals surpassed 38 million tons of imports and exports last year

The Port of Houston broke its tonnage record in 2017 with more than 38 million tons of imports and exports, according to a report presented to the Port's Commission on January 30th 2018.
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The Port of Houston broke its tonnage record in 2017 with more than 38 million tons of imports and exports, according to a report presented to the Port's Commission on January 30th 2018.

Port Houston broke its tonnage record in 2017 with more than 38 million tons of imports and exports, according to a report presented to the Port's Commission on Tuesday.

The Port's media relations department detailed that the Port's eight public terminals reached 38.3 million tons of imported and exported goods.

That information, as well as other data about last year, was shared Tuesday during the first meeting the Port's Commission held in 2018.

“We are again on our way to another tremendous year of opportunity and growth at Port Houston," said Port Commission Chairwoman Janiece Longoria.

The previous record for tonnage had been set in 2014 with 37.8 million tons.

The Port also handled 2.46 million shipping containers last year, surpassing the 2016 record of 2.18 million.

Additionally, the Port brought to substantial completion construction contracts that are worth more than $200 million, including work at Container Yard 6 North and South, and at the Bayport Container terminal.

The Port of Houston is the largest port in the state of Texas.

EDITOR’S NOTE: The original version of this news report referenced the Port of Houston. However, the story reports information regarding only the public terminals and not the private terminals. The official name of the group of public terminals is Port Houston and not Port of Houston.

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