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Port Houston container terminals back in operation after computer hardware failure

Port Houston, the top US port in waterborne tonnage, “experienced a major failure of the storage devices that support all of the applications used to operate both Barbours Cut and Bayport container terminals,” according to a letter on the port’s website last week from executive director Roger Guenther.

The terminals were unable to process transactions, meaning that ships not already in progress could not be started and truck gates were closed.

A Twitter update from the port on Friday said that both terminals had reopened with extended gate hours.

Kim Biggar

Kim Biggar started writing in the supply chain sector in 2000, when she joined the Canadian Association of Supply Chain & Logistics Management. In 2004/2005, she was project manager for the Government of Canada-funded Canadian Logistics Skills Committee, which led to her 13-year role as communications manager of the Canadian Supply Chain Sector Council. A longtime freelance writer, Kim has contributed to publications including The Forwarder, 3PL Americas, The Shipper Advocate and Supply Chain Canada.
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