VIDEO: Houston Port Ready for Challenges

Now in its 100th anniversary, the Houston Ship Channel has spurred big growth in Harris County since its beginnings in 1914.

Today, ship channel-related business provides $178.5 billion in annual economic activity and more than one million jobs to Texas.

Nationwide, it generates $499 billion and more than 2.1 million jobs.

The channel is critical to the nation’s energy security as home to the second largest petrochemical complex in the world.

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Dredging Today Staff