Port of Houston moves most steel since ‘81—Is that a good thing?

Dec 07, 2008 | 07:00 PM |

The Port of Houston Authority (PHA) is on pace to handle a record-breaking 6.25 million tons of steel in 2008.

If port employees move 600,000 tons of steel as expected in December, they'll shatter a 5.6-million-ton mark that has held up since 1981. The authority says it already has 450,000 tons on the books for the month.

"We're rocking and rolling in steel this year," crowed a spokeswoman for the authority. "In general we've always done well in steel, and we're just continuing that."....

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