Port Houston

A cargo ship filled with goods sails through Charleston Harbor. South Carolina now has the deepest harbor on the U.S. East Coast at 52 feet. (Photo/Provided by Matthew Peacock Media)

Intermodal Briefs: SC Ports, Port Houston, Port Milwaukee

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.

Union Pacific Executive Vice President, Marketing and Sales Kenny Rocker

UP’s Rocker Issues State of the Railroad Report

“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.”

Watco SVP of Sales for Terminals and Port Services Marc Massoglia (fourth from left) on April 11 attended with other stakeholders the ribbon-cutting ceremony for Port 10 Watco Rail Logistics’s new SIT yard in Texas. (Watco Photograph)

Port 10 Watco Rail Logistics Opens SIT Yard

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

UP is introducing service between the Barbours Cut Container Terminal at Port Houston and five metropolitan areas on its rail network. “Ocean carriers and Beneficial Cargo Owners (BCO) will have more options to move their containers inland to Union Pacific-served markets,” according to the Class I railroad.

UP Expanding Port Houston Intermodal Service

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.

Pictured: Packwell groundbreaking site, Port Houston, Bayport Industrial Complex. (Caption and Photograph Courtesy of Business Wire)

For Port Houston, Growing Resin Export Business

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.

Port Houston Bayport Container Terminal. (Photo: Business Wire)

Intermodal Briefs: Port Houston, IMTT/Colonial Group

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.