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Port of Houston Port Houston closed for four days after the hurricane and reopened on September 1.

HOUSTON—In addition to its devastation on Greater Houston, Harvey’s impact was national in scope. On August 30, more than a quarter of the nation’s refining capacity (about 5 million barrels per day) was offline because of Harvey. Port Houston, the largest US port in foreign tonnage and home to the nation’s largest petrochemical complex, closed for four days after the hurricane and reopened on September 1. Barbours Cut and Bayport Container Terminals handled 5,000 gate transactions, and vessel activity and gate operations continued seamlessly through that weekend. Since then, container vessels have been serviced at Barbours Cut and Bayport terminals, handling thousands of additional gate transactions, according to NAI Partners.

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Lisa Brown

Lisa Brown is an editor for the south and west regions of GlobeSt.com. She has 25-plus years of real estate experience, with a regional PR role at Grubb & Ellis and a national communications position at MMI. Brown also spent 10 years as executive director at NAIOP San Francisco Bay Area chapter, where she led the organization to achieving its first national award honors and recognition on Capitol Hill. She has written extensively on commercial real estate topics and edited numerous pieces on the subject.

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