Union Pacific (UP) on Dec. 1 will expand its Houston on-dock rail service to four additional markets.
South Carolina Ports (SC Ports) finishes Fiscal Year 2023 (FY23) with a strong June. Also, Port Houston reports steady volumes through the first half of the year; and Port Milwaukee celebrates the grand opening of the Agriculture Maritime Export Facility.
“As we round out June and officially head into summer, I’m encouraged by the progress the team has made to provide a better customer experience for you,” Union Pacific (UP) Executive Vice President, Marketing and Sales Kenny Rocker told customers in a June 20 railroad status report. “The network continues to remain fluid as we build upon the service improvements that we’ve made over the past couple of months. Car velocity across the network has exceeded 200 miles per day for the ninth consecutive week, driving better on-time performance for you.”
Port 10 Watco Rail Logistics—a joint venture of transportation service and logistics company Watco, Pontikes Development and McNair Interests—has opened a new 420-car storage-in-transit (SIT) yard in Baytown, Tex. The joint venture in January 2022
Union Pacific (UP) on June 1 will launch a new on-dock service at Barbours Cut Container Terminal at Port Houston, Tex., providing international shippers of consumer goods with direct rail access to Denver, Colo.; Salt Lake City, Utah; Oakland and Los Angeles, Calif.; and El Paso, Tex.
Packwell has broken ground on a new 725,000 square-foot resin packaging facility at Port Houston’s Bayport Industrial Complex in Texas, which is expected to anchor 20,000 export containers annually when it begins operations in early 2024.
While Port Houston in Texas posted record volume in 2022, December volume declined. Also, the Port of Oakland in California experienced full-year 2022 and December 2022 container volume falloffs.
Port Houston in Texas reports that a sustained import dwell fee will be implemented and an optional excessive import dwell fee has been authorized in response to growing container cargo volumes. Also, International-Matex Tank Terminals (IMTT) sells two Savannah, Ga., terminals to Colonial Group, Inc.
Year-to-date, Port Houston in Texas has recorded 2,225,500 TEUs (Twenty-Foot Equivalent Units), a 16% boost over 2020. In addition, Delaware’s Port of Wilmington has completed the first phase of an electrification project.