Port Houston and its hundreds of employees idled Wednesday as emergency responders continued to monitor the widespread flooding from Hurricane Harvey, a situation that promised to further delay the delivery of tons of commodities integral to the global economy.

A notice on the port’s website said officials were awaiting word from the U.S. Coast Guard about when the Houston Ship Channel can reopen for vessel transit. Port Houston, an independent subdivision of the state of Texas, ranked as the…

Houston Biz Journal
Port Houston's freeze puts tons of commodities in limbo off Texas coast