As the fastest growing port in the nation for loaded imports and exports, Port Houston knows that efficient movement of cargo is key to success. We’re striving to become Americas distribution hub for the next generation and to do that we need strategic partnerships to help us expand. Thanks to Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF) Railroad and Union Pacific Railroad, customers from all around the globe can take advantage of intermodal transportation options from Port Houston’s Barbours Cut Container Terminal to reach key markets.
BNSF Railway’s new service at Barbours Cut Container Terminal expands capacity to meet growing demand. Port Houston averages around 12,000 trucks per day at our container terminals. With this added on-dock terminal rail service, Port Houston can help customers get their containers more efficiently. BNSF’s service will operate Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays heading to the greater Dallas/Fort Worth and Denver markets.
Union Pacific has also expanded their services to deliver containers to five growing inland markets. This service will allow containers to be loaded onto railcars from cargo ships docked at Barbours Cut Container Terminal and transported directly to Denver, Salt Lake City, Oakland, Los Angeles, El Paso, and Dallas/Fort Worth. This addition will help containers head to their destination more efficiently and help reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
Port Houston is the largest Gulf Coast container port, handling 73% of U.S. Gulf Coast container traffic and is an essential economic engine for the Houston region, the state of Texas and the U.S.
“These added rail services are an exciting step forward in the movement of cargo at Port Houston. Port Houston is a top five container port and growing fast, and intermodal solutions like this help ensure continued efficient movement of goods to locations throughout the U.S.,” said Roger Guenther, Executive Director at Port Houston .