The Steel Trade in the Port of Houston is up 112%

May 19, 2011 in Blog, News & Articles by

The Port of Houston’s steel activity continues to outpace previous 2010 levels. In March, steel shipments were up 112% year-on-year, Steel Business Briefing learns.

Port of Houston CEO Alec Dreyer called March the best month at the port since he joined in September 2009. “Steel had an excellent month in March,” Dreyer said in his monthly report.

March steel handling at the port, imports and exports, totaled 363,000 short tons of steel, an increase of 192,000 short tons as compared to same month last year and an increase of 230,000 short tons from February 2011.

Steel shipments at the port were up nearly 400,000 short tons for the first quarter of 2011.  The total steel shipments at the port totaled 863,000 short tons.

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Information sited from:  http://www.steelbb.com

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