Port of Houston
The Port of Houston is a 25-mile-long complex of public and private facilities located near the Gulf of Mexico in Houston, Texas.
The Port of Houston Authority owns and operates the public facilities located on the Houston Ship Channel, designed for handling general cargo, containers, grain, coal, and other dry bulk materials.
Houston is approximately 1,400 miles from the US coal-mining region the Powder River Basin (PRB). Houston is one of 10 US ports that is being dredged and fully prepared for the Panama Canal's widening and deepening by 2016. Analysts say the expanded Panama Canal and accommodation of larger ships will make it less expensive to export US coal from the PRB to Asian markets, which may bring more proposals for increased coal exports out of the port.
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- "Facilities" Port of Houston, accessed April 2011.
- Sylvie Cornot-Gandolphe “US Coal Exports: The Long Road to Asian Markets,” Oxford OIES PAPER: CL 2, March 2015