USDA Grain Transportation Report (3/16): First Segment of Houston Ship Channel Expansion Project Completed

According to today's USDA Grain Transportation Report, on February 6, the Port of Houston announced the completion of the first section of the Houston Ship Channel expansion project, also known as Project 11.

The newly completed section constitutes a deepening and widening of the 11.5 mile-channel and is expected to help increase safety, reduce congestion, and improve vessel transit times by approximately an hour, by reducing daylight restrictions.

Project 11 was first announced in June of last year (Grain Transportation Report, June 16, 2022), and is scheduled for completion in 2025.

The Port of Houston handled 5% of total U.S. exported bulk grains, soybeans, and grain products in 2020.