Cyberattack thwarted at Port Houston

The Supply Chain Journal

Port Houston was the target of suspected “nation-state” hackers in August, according to officials. Port Houston issued a statement last week saying it had successfully defended against an attempted hack and “no operational data or systems were impacted.”.

Port Houston awards $99M for expansion projects

The Supply Chain Journal

was recently awarded three construction projects aimed at expanding cargo capacity at Port Houston and the Houston Ship Channel. The third is to expand a dock along the Houston Ship Channel for a petrochemical company, McCarthy said in a release. Port Houston


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Port Houston reopens terminals to truck traffic

The Supply Chain Journal

Port Houston is reopening its two largest public container terminals to commercial trucks after closing them Tuesday due to a computer hardware failure. Port Houston is one of the busiest commercial ports in the country.

Borderlands: Port Houston signs agreement for $1.1B channel expansion

The Supply Chain Journal

This week: Port Houston signs agreement for $1.1B Port Houston signs agreement for $1.1B Our port serves as the anchor for our Texas region,” Roger Guenther, executive director of Port Houston, said Thursday during a signing ceremony. “It Photo: Port Houston).

2 Port Houston terminals remain closed due to hardware failure

The Supply Chain Journal

Port Houston halted operations Tuesday at its two main public container terminals due to a major hardware failure, officials said. I want to be clear that this is not a cyber-attack on the Port Houston operating system.

Port Houston sets monthly cargo record in August

The Supply Chain Journal

Port Houston handled its highest month ever for total twenty-foot equivalent units at 320,086 in August, an increase of 29% compared to the same period last year. Port Houston’s largest gains in tonnage during August came from a 666% year-over-year increase in exports of steel at 6,545 tons.

Port Houston posts 39% year-over-year container volume growth

The Supply Chain Journal

Port Houston’s container activity in June surpassed the record level of twenty-foot equivalent units for the same month last year, despite a decline in steel and auto volumes.

Port Houston container volume up 25% in April

The Supply Chain Journal

Activity at Port Houston rose again in April, showing growth in containers and higher demand for steel, according to the company’s release. Imports of raw iron and steel, and steel structures, represents around $200 million in trade year-to-date at Port Houston, according to data from the U.S.

President of Panama lauds nations’ ties in visit to Port Houston

The Supply Chain Journal

Panamanian President Laurentino Cortizo Cohen, on a visit to Port Houston , celebrated his country’s expansion of the Panama Canal and its effect on the biggest port along the Texas Gulf Coast. Port Houston officials said the canal’s expansion was a game-changer for the port.

Port Houston sees $75B in trade in first half of 2021

The Supply Chain Journal

Port Houston’s trade increased 17% during the first half of the year, boosted by exports of gasoline, liquefied natural gas and oil, according to WorldCity analysis of U.S. Through June, exports from Port Houston totaled $42.3

Port Houston and ship channel remain closed in Hurricane Nicholas’ aftermath

The Supply Chain Journal

Port Houston remains closed as the Texas Gulf Coast continues to feel the impact of Tropical Storm Nicholas, which has been pounding the area with high winds, rain and flooding over the last 24 hours. Port Houston to close terminals to prepare for Tropical Storm Nicholas.

FedEx rolls out Nuro autonomous delivery vehicle in Houston

The Supply Chain Journal

NYSE: FDX ) has been testing an autonomous delivery vehicle in the Houston area since April. We have already begun testing with FedEx in Houston, learning about their operations and getting their feedback. FedEx Corp.

Port Houston to close terminals to prepare for Tropical Storm Nicholas

The Supply Chain Journal

Port Houston will close its container terminals in preparation for Tropical Storm Nicholas, which is expected to produce a significant flooding threat around the greater Houston area. Matagorda Bay is about 108 miles southwest of Houston and 80 miles northeast of Corpus Christi.

Port Houston volume jumps 30% year-over-year in May

The Supply Chain Journal

Port Houston handled 288,127 twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs) in May, a 30% increase compared to the same month in 2020. Cargo means jobs,” Ric Campo, chairman of the Port of Houston Authority, said at the port commission meeting Tuesday.

Container traffic at Port Houston registers best month ever: 297,621 TEUs

The Supply Chain Journal

Port Houston announced Wednesday that July was the biggest month ever recorded for container twenty-foot equivalent units, with 297,621 TEUs moved. This SONAR chart ( ICSTM.HOU ) shows a seven-day moving average of imports at Port Houston based on U.S.

Plastics Express bringing jobs, port business to Houston area

The Supply Chain Journal

A California-based plastics resin logistics company is bringing 50 jobs to the new $75 million Cedar Port Logistics Center near Port Houston. Cedar Port Logistics Center is located 12 miles from Port Houston and is served by the expanded Highway 99, a freeway directly linked to the port.

FreightWaves Classics: Port Houston generates Texas-sized results

The Supply Chain Journal

Houston was named after former General Sam Houston, who served as president of the Republic of Texas. The port’s eight public terminals are owned, operated, managed or leased by the Port of Houston Authority. An aerial view of a dredge widening the Houston Ship Canal.

DHL Opens Houston Area Mobile Pop-Up Store

Supply Chain Brain

DHL Express, a global provider of international express shipping services, recently expanded its network of U.S. retail locations by opening a mobile pop-up store in Katy, TX

Daily Infographic: Port Houston posts 39% year-over-year container volume growth

The Supply Chain Journal

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Could Houston and Savannah Help Alleviate West Coast Ports? Yes and No

Supply Chain Brain

Are these two ports the balm for what ails the largest trade lane in the U.S.

How did the 1900 hurricane forever change the Texas shipping industry?

The Supply Chain Journal

During most of the 19th century, Galveston — with a harbor situated between Houston and the Gulf of Mexico — was the Lone Star State’s busiest seaport. By the late 1890s, Galveston was still the state’s top trade port over Houston, Dallas, Beaumont and other cities. On Sept.

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The View from Houston: DHL Global Energy Conference 2015

Supply Chain View from the Field

I had the opportunity to speak to a group of oil and gas executives at the DHL Global Energy conference this week, held in the Petroleum Club. I was joined by one of my former NC State students, Scott Frahm, who sat in on a few of the presentations. The conference was a great opportunity to interact with logistics and procurement executives in an environment of open dialogue and discussion. There is no question that the oil and gas sector is under a huge amount of pressure to drive cost savings.

Officials warn of Tropical Storm Nicholas’ potential ‘life-threatening flash floods’

The Supply Chain Journal

ET Tuesday, Nicholas was centered about 15 miles southwest of Houston, with winds of 60 mph. Port Houston container terminals remain closed through Tuesday morning with tropical-storm-force winds continuing in the Houston metropolitan area. Interstate 10 from Houston to Mobile.

Truck driver killed in Texas after collision with freight train

The Supply Chain Journal

A truck driver is dead following a collision Wednesday involving a tractor-trailer and freight train just northeast of Houston, according to the Harris County Sheriff’s Office. News Rail Trucking Houston Kansas City Southern train collision Truck accidents truck fatalities

Averitt Express opens Dallas-area distribution center

The Supply Chain Journal

In addition to handling cargo that moves inland from the Port of Houston, Dallas is a major regional distribution point for products and materials that travel by rail and air via the West Coast,” Wayne Spain, Averitt’s president and COO, said in a statement.

Less than Truckload Freight Rates: Houston, TX


LTL Freight Rates: From Major Cities in USA to Houston, TX. All the rates are for 1 pallet, 48” by 48” by 48”, 500 lbs, class 100 : From Oklahoma City, OK to Houston, TX. From Hayward, CA to Houston, TX. From Houston, TX to Laredo, TX. From Tulsa, OK to Houston, TX.

Tropical Storm Nicholas prompts port restrictions, flood watches

The Supply Chain Journal

The heaviest rain will probably hit the Houston area Monday and Tuesday, with totals of 10 to 20 inches possible. Interstate 10 from Houston to Lake Charles. Interstate 69 from Houston to Harlingen, Texas. The U.S.

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Most dangerous highway stretches for US truckers

The Supply Chain Journal

It runs through El Paso, Houston and San Antonio. With 585 fatal crashes and a total of 676 deaths from 2010 to 2016, the section with the highest fatalities was Harris County, which includes the Houston metropolitan area.

US ports face peak-season ‘gridlock plus’ as anchorages fill

The Supply Chain Journal

In the wake of a two-and-a-half-day closure of Houston’s Bayport and Barbours Cut terminals due to a “hardware failure,” MarineTraffic AIS data showed seven container ships at anchor in the Gulf of Mexico on Friday afternoon.

Union Pacific plans to add sidings in strategic areas

The Supply Chain Journal

According to UP’s 2020 sustainability report , UP has recently completed sidings along three routes: the Texas and Pacific route from El Paso to Shreveport, Louisiana, the Del Rio route from El Paso to Houston and the Golden State route from El Paso to Kansas City, Missouri. .

Hurricane Winds and Flooding Expected in Houston

DAT Solutions

Hurricane Harvey is expected to hit South Texas, including Houston and the Gulf Coast, tonight or tomorrow morning, and it may remain in place for days. Even if it's "only" a Category 3, Harvey's winds could exceed 100 miles per hour, and 10 to 15 inches of rain — or up to 40 inches in some locations — coupled with a storm surge from the Gulf, will almost certainly cause major floods in Corpus Christi, Houston, and other cities as far north and east as Baton Rouge, LA.

Borderlands: Embracing tech standards before pandemic benefited manufacturers, survey finds

The Supply Chain Journal

This week: Embracing tech standards before pandemic benefited manufacturers; eBay opens platform to millions of sellers in Latin America; Bull Moose Tube announces Texas mill; and CBP seizes $4 million in fake items at Port Houston. CBP seizes $4M in fake Apple, JBL items at Port Houston.

Among Piers: Container record, terminal opening and COVID-19 vaccines

The Supply Chain Journal

Port Houston. Container moves at Port Houston in March climbed 20% year-over-year — and set a monthly record. Port Houston handled 297,397 twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs) in March compared to 248,840 TEUs in the same month last year.

Axway accelerates digital transformation with APIs in Houston on September 19, 2019. Come join us!


Join Axway at the Top Golf Swing Suite at the Four Seasons Houston on September 19th from 4 pm to 7 pm CST to accelerate your knowledge … API Management Events AMPLIFY API Management APIs digital transformationAccelerate your digital transformation with APIs is the topic de jour these days.

AGL CEO Jon Slangerup to Deliver Keynote Address at JOC Gulf Shipping Conference in Houston

American Global Logistics

Atlanta, GA: American Global Logistics (AGL) Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Jon Slangerup will deliver the Day 2 keynote address for the Journal of Commerce Gulf Shipping Conference next week in Houston, Tex., The post AGL CEO Jon Slangerup to Deliver Keynote Address at JOC Gulf Shipping Conference in Houston appeared first on AGL.

Gulf Coast freight haulers prep for Hurricane Laura’s wrath

DAT Solutions

The Port of Houston handles about 70% of the container cargo making land in the Gulf, so even a brief closure will have ripple effects across the spot market and supply chain for weeks to come.

Waymo and J.B. Hunt to Test Self-Driving Freight in Texas

Supply Chain Brain

The test run will use Waymo’s autonomous Class 8 trucking unit to haul freight between facilities in Houston and Fort Worth

Big Data: A Garage Full of Old Newspapers

Supply Chain Movement

Whitney Houston. Last year, ‘Whitney Houston’ was the most searched-for term in Google. ek Whitney Houston I’m getting a little tired of articles about ‘big data’. Especially the extreme reports – ranging from panic-filled to euphoric – many of which are written by hardware and software suppliers, or by magazines that simply regurgitate what those companies tell them. So far, I’ve failed to discover the essence of big data.

Strong Midwest harvests offset woes in Texas

DAT Solutions

Flooding in the Houston area disrupted the supply chain in Texas and beyond, while strong harvests led to rate increases in several Midwest markets. Rate Trend of the Week

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Tropical Storm Imelda disrupts supply chains

DAT Solutions

Tropical Storm Imelda hit the Gulf Coast last week, bringing up to 40 inches of rain to the Houston area, and disrupting supply chains throughout the region. Rate Trend of the Week