The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Maritime Administration (MARAD) announced its latest round of grants for its America’s Marine Highway Program.
Port Houston was one of nine U.S. ports awarded grant funding. Port Houston received a grant to fund the development of a business case study to explore options of building a container-on-barge facility.
Continuously striving for innovation and a diverse business portfolio, Port Houston will use the $180,000 grant to create an Operational Plan to determine if building a container-on-barge facility, located near either one of its two container terminals, is a feasible option.
Source: Port Houston (Additional information about the Port Houston at CruiseMapper)