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 Awarded U.S. Department of Transportation Grant
Caption: An aerial shot of Port Houston's busy Bayport container terminal

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)