Shipping to or from Houston

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Houston Freight Shipping

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Houston freight shipping services include a heavy mix of ocean and air, as well as truck and rail due to its strong road infrastructure, two airports and a busy ocean port. Houston has the highest population of any Texas city and it is also the fourth largest city in the entire US. Rich in commercial enterprise, Texas leads the nation in industries like agriculture, energy, electronics, and many more.

The most common freight shipping types in Houston:

  • Shipping consumer goods to China by ocean container
  • Distributing petroleum products to the rest of the state by rail
  • Cross-border shipments that need to enter Mexico

Houston, Texas has an economic industrial base in energy, aeronautics, transportation, and manufacturing. The Port of Houston is the largest in the nation for foreign tonnage. The port is known for millions of tons of cargo containers moving through. They also pass through most automobiles into the US manufactured by Volkswagen and Audi. The city has the second most Fortune 500 companies after New York. Twenty-two companies make up the list with an additional twenty-one companies on the top 1000. Here are the top four companies in Houston,

  • Phillips 66 is a multinational energy company. Their products include natural gas, aviation fuels, lubricants, and petrochemicals.
  • Sysco multinational company operating facilities throughout the US and Canada. They have products that include marketing, distribution of food products, food service and hospitality businesses.
  • Conoco Phillips is a multinational energy corporation specializing in production and exploration.
  • Enterprise Products Partners is a pipeline company that handles natural gas and crude oil. Other products include, refined products and petrochemicals.

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