Houston Port Ready to Ease Shipping Backlog After Hurricane Harvey

By: Andrea Rumbaugh | Houston Chronicle, Transport Topics, Sept. 5, 2017

More ships sailed into the Houston Ship Channel on Sept. 1 in what will be a parade of vessels laden with crude oil, consumer goods and cruise passengers that have been unable to dock in a region devastated by Hurricane Harvey.

The storm spared the ports of Houston, Galveston, Texas City and Freeport from significant damages, but sitting idle had its own costs for companies that depend on the waterway.

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