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Houston, the most populous city in Texas and the Southern United States, holds the fourth position among the most populous cities in the United States, following New York City, Los Angeles, and Chicago. Additionally, it stands as the sixth most populous city in North America. As of 2020, Houston’s population reached 2,304,580. Situated in Southeast Texas near Galveston Bay and the Gulf of Mexico, Houston serves as the seat and largest city of Harris County and acts as the principal city within the Greater Houston metropolitan area. The Greater Houston area ranks as the fifth most populous metropolitan statistical area in the United States and the second most populous in Texas, surpassed only by Dallas-Fort Worth. Moreover, Houston serves as the southeastern anchor of the expansive megaregion known as the Texas Triangle.

Covering a land area of 640.4 square miles (1,659 km2), Houston holds the position of the ninth most extensive city in the United States when considering consolidated city-counties. It is the largest city in the United States whose government is not consolidated with a county, parish, or borough. While primarily located in Harris County, Houston extends into small portions of Fort Bend and Montgomery counties, sharing borders with other significant communities in the Greater Houston area, such as Sugar Land and The Woodlands.

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Houston experienced rapid growth during the arrival of the 20th century, driven by a convergence of economic factors. These factors included the rise of the port and railroad industry, the decline of Galveston as the primary port following a devastating hurricane in 1900, the subsequent development of the Houston Ship Channel, and the Texas oil boom. In the mid-20th century, Houston’s economy diversified with the establishment of the Texas Medical Center, the world’s largest concentration of healthcare and research institutions, and the NASA Johnson Space Center, home to the Mission Control Center.

Since the late 19th century, Houston has boasted a broad industrial base, with significant contributions from the energy, manufacturing, aeronautics, and transportation sectors. Houston excels in the healthcare field and houses the second-highest number of Fortune 500 headquarters within its city limits, second only to New York City. The Port of Houston ranks first in the United States in terms of international waterborne tonnage handled and second in total cargo tonnage handled.

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Houston’s climate falls under the humid subtropical category, which is typical of the Southern United States. Although not situated in Tornado Alley like Northern Texas, the area occasionally experiences tornadoes due to spring supercell thunderstorms. Prevailing winds come from the south and southeast for most of the year, carrying heat and moisture from the nearby Gulf of Mexico and Galveston Bay.

During summer, temperatures in Houston reach or exceed 90 °F (32 °C) on an average of 106.5 days per year, primarily from June to September. Additionally, an average of 4.6 days per year have temperatures reaching or surpassing 100 °F (37.8 °C). Houston enjoys mild winters, occasionally experiencing cold spells. In January, the average mean temperature at George Bush Intercontinental Airport is 53 °F (12 °C), with approximately 13 days per year having lows at or below 32 °F (0 °C), typically occurring between December 3 and February 20. Consequently, Houston benefits from a growing season lasting 286 days.

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Houston has gained global recognition for its energy industry, particularly in oil and natural gas, as well as for biomedical research and aeronautics. Renewable energy sources like wind and solar power are also emerging as economic pillars in the city, with the City Government purchasing 90% of its annual 1 TWh power from wind and solar sources. Houston has also emerged as a hub for technology startup firms. Prominent technology and software companies within the Greater Houston area include Crown Castle, KBR, Cybersoft, Houston Wire & Cable, and HostGator. On April 4, 2022, Hewlett Packard Enterprise relocated its global headquarters from California to the Greater Houston area. Additionally, the Houston Ship Channel plays a significant role in the city’s economic foundation.

Due to these strengths, Houston is designated as a global city by the Globalization and World Cities Study Group and Network, as well as by global management consulting firm A.T. Kearney. The Houston area stands as the leading U.S. market for exports, surpassing New York City in 2013, as per data from the U.S. Department of Commerce’s International Trade Administration. In 2012, the Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land area recorded $110.3 billion in merchandise exports. Petroleum products, chemicals, and oil and gas extraction equipment constituted around two-thirds of the metropolitan area’s exports that year. Mexico, Canada, and Brazil emerged as the top three destinations for Houston’s exports.

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Furthermore, the Houston area serves as a prominent center for the production of oilfield equipment. The city’s success as a petrochemical complex can be attributed, in large part, to its busy ship channel, the Port of Houston. Within the United States, the port ranks first in international commerce and 16th among the world’s largest ports. In contrast to most regions, high oil and gasoline prices benefit Houston’s economy due to the significant number of residents employed in the energy industry. Houston also serves as the starting or ending point for numerous oil, gas, and product pipelines.

Houston International Airport: George Bush Intercontinental Airport
Houston Shipping Port: Port Houston


20 ft Standard Dry (8’6″ x 8′ x 20′)

20 ft Standard Container Measurements

Weight: 4500lbs
Max Gross Weight: 66,139lbs

Interior Dimensions:

Length: 19′ 5″
Width: 7′ 8-⅛”
Height: 7′ 9-⅝”

Door Opening:

Width: 7’ 8-½”
Height: 7’ 5-¾”

40 ft Standard Dry (8’6″ x 8′ x 40′)

40 ft Standard Container Measurements

Weight: 8500lbs
Max Gross Weight: 66,139lbs

Interior Dimensions:

Length: 39′ ⅜”
Width: 7′ 8-⅛”
Height: 7′ 9-⅝”

Door Opening:

Width: 7’ 8-½”
Height: 7’ 5-¾”

40 ft High Cube (9’6″ x 8′ x 40′)

40 ft High Cube Container Measurements

Weight: 8750 lbs
Max Gross Weight: 68,008lb

Interior Dimensions:

Length: 39′ 4”
Width: 7′ 7”
Height: 8′ 9″

Door Opening:

Width: 7’ 8″‘
Height: 8’ 5”


CargoMaster offers weekly services for break bulk shipping and shipping large items overseas. These types of services vary greatly between shipment , this area of international shipping should be left to only a few true Australian heavy shipping specialists with many years’ experience (like CargoMaster with 35 years transportation experience) Once again, you need to be very careful when choosing a international freight forwarders to handle the shipping of heavy items overseas this is a specialised transportation mode .choosing the wrong freight forwarder could be devastating and cost you heaps of money (there are plenty of stories of freight forwarders failing when it comes to shipping heavy machinery overseas.! The bottom line is Call CargoMaster if you need to ship heavy equipment from Sydney!

Dimensions of 20ft flat rack container

Internal length 5.94 m / 19.5 ft
Internal width 2.35 m / 7.7 ft
Internal height 2.35 m / 7.7 ft
Tare weight 2,360 kg / 5,203.8 lbs
Payload capacity 30,140 kg / 66,458.7 lbs
Cubic capacity 32.7 m³ / 1,154.3 cu ft

Dimensions of 40ft flat rack container

Internal length 12.13 m / 39.8 ft
Internal width 2.40 m / 7.9 ft
Internal height 2.14 m / 7 ft
Tare weight 5,000 kg / 11,025 lbs
Payload capacity 40,000 kg / 88,200 lbs
Cubic capacity 62.2 m³ / 2,195.7 cu ft

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