Port Houston Container Terminals to Resume Operations

Houston

The Port of Houston is reopening to ships Friday, a week after closing in advance of Hurricane Harvey.

The port is a major shipping hub for petroleum products and container cargo.

In a notice to customers Thursday, officials said that there was no evidence of flooding on terminals and no visible damage to containers, cranes or other equipment. The apparatus providing power to refrigerated containers also appeared not to have been damaged, port officials said.

Vessel schedules, posted to the port’s website, show the expected arrival of seven vessels Friday, including ships operated by Maersk Line, CMA CGM and MSC.

The neighboring Port of Galveston, a popular launching point for Caribbean cruises, also said normal operations would resume on Friday.

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