Up to 30 per cent of cargo traffic in the harbour of Galveston is now due to sea freight.
The port’s freight capacity has dropped from nearly 70,000 tonnes per day to around 50,000 and the number of ships waiting to be towed out to sea is growing.
The Galvestons busiest terminal, which is home to the port’s main shipping lanes, is already dealing with an influx of ships and containers due to the increased volume of shipping on the West Coast of Texas.
The port has been hit by an influx in shipping from the Gulf Coast and the Caribbean, which have added more ships to its shipping lanes.
The surge in cargo has also led to an increase in the number and volume of ships towing containers and ships, which has caused the ports main shipping hub to overflow.
According to a report by the US Maritime Administration, in January, the Galvestones main container terminal held just under 1,000 containers and 1,100 shipping containers.
The terminal was already overflowing at the time, and it is now at over 9,000, the agency said.
The cargo load at the port, which houses the port and the main cargo lanes, has now increased by a whopping 90 per cent, the US agency said in its latest annual report.
The influx of vessels and containers has prompted the port to be more aggressive in its efforts to keep its vessels on board.
But it is not enough.
The US Coast Guard has warned that there is a risk that the Galvez port will lose its capacity in the coming months.
“Due to the influx of new ships and cargo, the Port of Galvez has already begun to experience an increase of traffic,” it said in the report.
“We expect that the Port will lose capacity in coming months due to an increased volume and will be unable to accommodate the increase in volume.”
The port is already facing the crisis that has befallen ports all over the US, especially in the West, after the closure of ports in the Gulf of Mexico in the early part of 2017 due to hurricane Harvey.
The Gulf Coast, which received a significant increase in storm surge as a result of the storm, was already experiencing an increase, especially for the Gulf.
This led to a surge in the size of the Galvez containers in the port as well as an increase to the amount of cargo that is on the ships that are now being towed out from the port.
The Galvez terminal is a crucial link in the US Gulf Coast network, with the ports connecting Houston to Miami and San Antonio to Dallas.
“The capacity of the Port is declining as a consequence of the hurricane, and this has resulted in an increase the number, amount and quantity of ships that can be towed and loaded onto the Port’s docks,” the US Coast Guards report said.
“In addition, the volume of cargo has been increasing rapidly due to this increase.
The US is one of the busiest shipping ports in North America. “
There is a serious risk that these increases will cause the Port to lose capacity, causing the Port not to be able to cope with this increasing volume of shipments.”
The US is one of the busiest shipping ports in North America.
It handles more than $10 billion worth of cargo every year, with a fleet of more than 1,200 ships.
The US Coast Department said it is looking into the impact of the increasing volume on the port in the short term.