The demand for clean energy brought some increase to cargo business at the Port of Galveston in the second quarter of 2019, port officials announced this week.

But continued struggles with grain exports to China ultimately meant that the port’s non-cruise businesses were less active overall than they were in the same time period in 2018.

Wind turbines being shipped to the port helped increase the port’s general cargo business by 104 percent over the second quarter of 2018, according to the port.

In the second quarter of 2019, the port handled 72,015 tons of general cargo. In the same three-month period of 2018, it handled 35,348 tons of general cargo.

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