HOUSTON — Houston freighters are using more freight to move goods to and from the ports of San Antonio and Houston than any other port in the country.
That’s according to a report from the freight tracking company Harbor Freight Tracking.
Houston-based Harbor Freights tracks shipments from more than 100 ports in the U.S. and has offices in more than 30 countries.
They track shipping on trains, ships, cargo ships and planes.
Houston freighter lines like those of West Virginia and New Hampshire are often among the largest freighter shipments in the world.
But this year, Harbor Freighters says they’ve gotten more freight than any port in California.
The report shows the San Antonio port, which ships some 8 million barrels of crude oil per day, is the nation’s second-largest carrier of cargo, followed by Houston.
As a result, the Houston port has shipped more freight per day than the Los Angeles port combined.
San Antonio’s freighters have more cargo to ship, too, with the port bringing in nearly 8 million barrel per day.
The port’s ports are now the third-largest on the West Coast, behind Los Angeles and Portland, Oregon.