Greater Houston Port Bureau, Capt. Bill Diehl

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Greater Houston Port Bureau, Capt. Bill Diehl
Port of Houston Update
CAPT Bill Diehl, USCG (Ret.)
Greater Houston Port Bureau
1 April 2016
Trade Route Cross-Roads
A major advantage for developing relay traffic: this
provides the possibility of linkages between multiple
services on East-West and North-South routes
The Port of Houston
• No. 1 U.S. Port in foreign waterborne tonnage
• Home to largest petrochemical complex in the
U.S. (2nd largest in the world)
• 2.1 million jobs per year nationwide
• Generates $500 billion in annual economic
activity nationwide
Houston Vessel Arrivals by Type: 2011-2015
Houston Crude Oil Imports by Quality
In thousands of barrels
250,000
Light Sweet
Light Sour
Medium
Heavy Sweet
Heavy Sour
200,000
150,000
100,000
50,000
0
2009
*Source EIA 2015
2010
2011
2012
2013
2014
MBD
1,400,000
Estimated Petroleum Exports for the Port of
Houston (MBD)
1,200,000
Refined Products
Chemicals
NGLs
Crude Oil
1,000,000
800,000
600,000
400,000
200,000
0
2003
2004
2005
2006
*Source Greater Houston Port Bureau, EIA
2007
2008
2009
2010
2011
2012
2013
2014
2015
US Producers to Target Key Markets
Waterborne Foreign Trade
Houston - Millions Metric Tons
180
160
140
120
100
80
60
40
20
0
2011
2012
Imports
2013
Exports
2014
Houston Total Trade
2015
2016
2017
2018
Dredging Challenges
• Harbor
Maintenance
Trust Fund
• PHA Study –
Wider vs.
Deeper
• Accommodatin
g PostPanamax Ships
Shoreside Congestion
Insufficient Supply Chain Growth
• Transportation
• Work Force
• Storage
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