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A Tale of Two Ports: Houston, Hamburg, and the Challenges of Global Trade

Germany is now Houston’s seventh-largest foreign trading partner, with combined exports and imports at nearly $10 billion a year and rising. Hamburg is the home of Germany’s largest port, while the Port of Houston is the largest in Texas — and second largest in the United States. Throughout the week, News 88.7 FM business reporter […]

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Germany is now Houston's seventh-largest foreign trading partner, with combined exports and imports at nearly $10 billion a year and rising. Hamburg is the home of Germany's largest port, while the Port of Houston is the largest in Texas — and second largest in the United States.

Throughout the week, News 88.7 FM business reporter Andrew Schneider has taken an in-depth look at the path of goods from Houston to Hamburg, the different ways the cities address pollution, and provided an update on the negotiations for a new trade pact between the European Union and the United States in his series: A Tale of Two Ports: Houston, Hamburg, and the Challenges of Global Trade.

Today, we present his series in its entirety.

MORE: Listen to Andrew Schneider’s Individual Reports
Part 1: Houston Exports Power German Industry – And Vice Versa (News 88.7, Sept. 15, 2016)
Part 2: As Trade Accelerates, Germany’s Top Port Battles Crowded Shipping Lanes, Air Pollution (News 88.7, Sept. 16, 2016)
Part 3: Transatlantic Trade Deal, A Potential Boon For Houston, Faces Uphill Fight In Germany (News 88.7, Sept. 17, 2016)

Michael Hagerty

Michael Hagerty

Senior Producer, Houston Matters

Michael Hagerty is the senior producer for Houston Matters. He's spent more than 20 years in public radio and television and dabbled in minor league baseball, spending four seasons as the public address announcer for the Reno Aces, the Triple-A affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks.

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