Reminder: Learn about Port Houston’s Expanding Capacity to Keep Cargo Moving (Aug. 4)

August 1, 2022 | While West Coast ports now have the capacity to handle more incoming vessels, rising landside congestion on rails is creating new challenges that may force businesses to look elsewhere for their needs – and Port Houston could be one alternative.

Taking place this Thursday, August 4 from 2 to 2:45 p.m. (Eastern), The Toy Association’s “A Report on The Port of Houston” webinar will connect member companies with John Moseley, chief commercial officer at Port Houston. Moseley will provide an overview of the port and share key insights to aid decision-making into the 2022 holiday season. Members will also have the opportunity to ask questions following the presentation.

This year, Port Houston experienced record container volumes and double-digit growth over 2021, while also investing to meet the future demands of vessels and businesses. In June, the Port Commission of the Port of Houston Authority approved one of its largest contracts ever, which will cover the expansion of a 15-mile portion of the Channel in Galveston Bay and the Bayport Channel and related construction management activities.

The port is also looking at creative solutions to move cargo as efficiently as possible in the short-term. According to a recent report, the port has implemented Saturday gate hours to support the flow of cargo through its container terminals, adding an additional nine hours of service on Saturdays at Barbours Cut and Bayport Container Terminals.

Toy Association members looking for additional details are encouraged to register now for this week’s webinar. The session is open exclusively to Toy Association members and specifically recommended for those who work in the logistics, transportation, and/or supply chain areas of their companies. Additional sessions with leaders from other ports, including Virigina, will follow in the coming months.

For more supply chain updates and access to all previously recorded port webinars, visit The Toy Association’s Shipping Resource Center.