Houston weighs new terminal, inland port amid container growth

Houston Weighs New Terminal, Inland Port Amid Container Growth

September 28, 2020 — JOC.com

The Port of Houston is considering developing a third terminal or an inland port to deal with expected container volume growth over the next two decades. The need for additional space comes as Houston hopes to begin funding a multi-year channel widening project by next year.Rohit Saxena, director of facility planning for the Port of Houston Authority, said during a presentation last week the port is “exploring opportunities for development of a new coastal terminal and a new inland intermodal terminal.”Houston is only now looking for available land for one or both projects, which would likely open after 2040 depending on how the port’s container volumes grow, chief port infrastructure officer Rich Byrnes told JOC.com

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