Chinese Grain Importers Visit Port Houston


Port Houston welcomed a group of sorghum buyers from China at the Bayport Container Terminal for a tour in conjunction with the Sorghum Checkoff and the U.S. Grains Council July 19.

Sorghum, a top choice of livestock feed in China, is one of many Texas agricultural exports.

Port Houston Senior Manager of Trade Development Ty Reasonover met with the Chinese representatives and provided an overview of the port and its operations.

“Port Houston is committed to handling agricultural goods as efficiently as possible,” Reasonover said. Port Houston supports the expedited flow of cargo that provides a quick, reliable, hassle-free way to sell our American goods to global consumers.”

In addition to its portfolio of two ultra-modern container terminals, the port has a six million bushel grain facility, now operated by a new tenant, the Lansing Trade Group. The facility is directly connected by road and rail served by Union Pacific, BNSF and Kansas City Southern railroads.

Port Houston also has three weekly all-water services connecting East Asia to Houston via the Panama Canal and China is one of the fastest-growing trading partners for Port Houston. “The TransPacific trade is extremely important to our overall cargo mix here at the port,” added Reasonover.

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