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Gulf Coast harbor reports ups and downs in 2021

The upper port is West When east The coast reports a record year and the cargo volume is Port of New Orleans..

Janine Mansour, commercial director of Port NOLA, said the Gulf gateway continues to be impacted by global supply chain disruptions.

“The amount of containers in 2021 decreased by 15% year-on-year,” Mansour said at a meeting of the Waterfront Commission on Thursday. “On the container export side, it’s down 12%. But if you look at the comparison of the Gulf Coast ports we’re standing in … the Gulf market is actually down 80% when it comes to exports to Houston, Mobile and Tampa. We are pleased that our export performance is actually stronger than the average in the Gulf of the United States. “

By the end of December, total cargo volume for the fiscal year had decreased by 21% to 216,23920 feet worth of units. The fiscal year for Port NOLA is from July 1st to June 30th.

In the 2021 calendar year, Port NOLA totaled 488,199 TEUS, a decrease of 14.8% compared to 572,853 TEU in 2020.

However, break bulk and bulk freight container shipments in fiscal year 2022 increased 125% from the same period in 2021 to 1.2 million tonnes. Mansour said it led the shipment of steel, natural rubber, plywood, and project cargo.

Port NOLA moved 2.4 million shorttons last year, compared to 1.7 million shorttons in 2020.

“It is difficult to secure container equipment globally, and some commodity containers and container importers are looking for break bulk. Given that break bulk is very strong for us, New Orleans is really It’s fascinating, “said Mansour.

In the fiscal year ending December, Port NOLA processed 61,461 Class I rolling stock switches. This is an increase of 1.2% over the previous year. The port handles switching operations for six Class I railways operating in New Orleans (BNSF Railway, CN, CSX, Southern Kansas City, Southern Norfolk, Union Pacific).

Ronald Wendell, Vice President of Treasury and Administration at Port NOLA, said: “Local switching is still growing, with about 1,700 cars in December. After the month of COVID, our local company is actually growing again. Car storage continues to be strong. So, on average, it’s just under 1,000 cars a day. “

Watch: Freight Waves’ Greg Miller and shipping analyst Peter Sand discuss the future of container ships.

Asian trade and gasoline exports boost Port Houston

Load exports in 2021 were down 13% year-on-year, Port Houston Total cargo volume has moved 15% more than in 2020.

Port Houston moved a total of 3.45 million TEU in 2021, up 15% from the previous year. Loaded import TEU increased 26% to 1.63 million TEU, and total steel import / export tonnage increased 50% to 3.36 million tons. Empty export container TEU increased 163% year-on-year. Empty import container TEU decreased by 47%.

Vessel calls to Port Houston were 7,886, down 2% year-on-year. The number of barges calling at Port Houston increased by 5% to 3,734.

According to the report, Port Houston’s trade value in the first 11 months of 2021 totaled $ 154.5 billion, an increase of 34% compared to 2020. WorldCity Analysis of US Census Bureau data.

By the end of November, gasoline / fuel exports were $ 17.5 billion, followed by oil at $ 12.1 billion and crude oil at $ 11.3 billion. Top imports include $ 6 billion in gasoline / fuel, $ 5.95 billion in crude oil, and $ 2.26 billion in passenger cars.

Growth in imports from Asia has contributed to the increase in cargo numbers, officials said. China was the port’s largest trading partner, followed by Mexico and Brazil.

Port Houston recently landed a new direct flight to Vietnam. The Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) recently announced Houston about the rotation of its Santana Trans-Pacific service, which connects Vietnam and central China to the US Gulf and East Coast.

MSC Santana calls at Hai Phong Port in Vietnam, followed by Shanghai Port and Ningbo Port in China, and heads for Houston through the Panama Canal. The service will then stop in Charleston, South Carolina, and New York before returning to Haiphong.

“MSC’s new service provides the coveted capabilities of Port Houston’s lucrative cargo owners’ customers for a growing list of Trans-Pacific trade,” said Roger Guenser, Port Houston Executive. Says.

The director said in a statement. “MSC’s Santana Services directly connects Houston with Vietnam, an important and fast-growing market for our region.”

Corpus Christi Port broke cargo volume records in 2021

Corpus Christi Harbor In South Texas, during the 2021 fiscal year ending in December, 167 million tonnes of cargo moved through the waterways, an increase of 4.7% compared to 2020, a record amount.

The port moved a record 44.3 million tonnes of cargo in the fourth quarter, surpassing the previous record set in the second quarter of 2021.

The increase in tonnage is partly due to an increase in liquefied natural gas shipments of 15.7 million tons, up 80% year-on-year.

“These tonnages indicate that the global energy market continues to recover,” Sean Strawbridge, CEO of Corpus Christi Port, said in a statement.

Corpus Christi Port processed 96 million tonnes of crude oil in 2021 and exported 87.5 million tonnes.

In 2021, the port processed 50 million tonnes of oil, 7 million tonnes of dry bulk, 4 million tonnes of bulk grain and 2.4 million tonnes of chemical products.

In addition, break bulk cargo, including wind energy components, natural gas liquids and refined products such as diesel and motor gasoline, increased by 324,202 tonnes this year.

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