C&W Industrial Research MarketNote: Port of Houston – The Port that Built the City


Port of Houston is one of the busiest ports in the world, moving more than 200 million tons of cargo each year through southeast Texas. In containerized traffic volume based in total TEUs, the port ranked 8th in 2014 among the 10 ports in the U.S., ranks first in U.S. foreign port tonnage and is the largest port along the Gulf Coast with a 67% share of all container traffic. The completion of the Panama Canal will expedite new opportunities for U.S. trade along the Gulf Coast ports, which will likely see greater export opportunities. As a result, traffic through the Port of Houston is expected to grow 10-15% during the next few years.

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