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E-Commerce Triggering Need For Distribution Centers Near Port Houston

Posted by Chris Virk-Brown on November 10, 2020 at 10:44 AM

More online shopping trends mean more goods moving across Port Houston’s docks, and the need for additional space to store that cargo. Thus, we are seeing distribution centers in the Port Houston region being built to keep up with demand.

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Topics: imports, exports, general cargo, freight, refrigerated cargo, business development, containers

Road Widening Projects for Better Terminal Traffic Flow

Posted by Chris Virk-Brown on November 10, 2020 at 10:30 AM

Since 1914, Port Houston and the Houston Ship Channel have undergone major renovations one after another. Although the widening of the Houston Ship Channel (Project 11) is our current major project, it’s not the only project going on. At Bayport and Barbours Cut Container Terminals the main roads are undergoing construction to improve freight transportation.

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Topics: freight, transportation, highways, projects, freight mobility

How Port Houston Preps for Hurricane Season

Posted by Chris Virk-Brown on October 14, 2020 at 2:46 PM

Days before Hurricane Laura stormed the coast between Louisiana and Texas with sustained winds up to 150 miles per hour, Port Houston maintenance workers busily went about the task of protecting assets and securing facilities from the much-anticipated stiff winds. This is necessary anytime a storm as ferocious as Hurricane Laura enters the gulf and threatens the gulf coast’s biggest container facility. While Hurricane Laura spared Houston this time, this was a big wake-up call for what may come.

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Topics: hurricane, emergency management, disaster, recovery, containers, maintenance, Emergency Response

Shark in the Ship Channel

Posted by Port Houston on August 21, 2020 at 3:13 PM

Port Houston is betting a new “Waste Shark” drone can take a serious bite out of the huge problem of litter in the Houston Ship Channel. Port Houston will be the first port with a Waste Shark in the entire United States.

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Chief Buck Reappointed to Hazmat Committee

Posted by Port Houston on July 8, 2020 at 5:46 PM

Port Houston Fire Chief William Buck has been reappointed to a three-year term to the International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC) Hazardous Materials Committee.

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Topics: Fire Department, Port Houston, Emergency Response, Hazardous Materials

Sidewalk Project Will Improve Pedestrian Safety

Posted by Port Houston on July 8, 2020 at 2:52 PM

After years of planning, work on an important sidewalk project in the region by a partnership involving Port Houston, Harris County, Jacinto City and Galena Park is about to begin. The signed local agreement from the county was received recently, paving the way.

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Topics: community, Harris County, Jacinto City, Galena Park

Greening the Fleet: New Electric Vehicles Arrive at Port Houston

Posted by Port Houston on June 8, 2020 at 3:38 PM

In an effort to further reduce air emissions and practice sustainability, Port Houston has purchased five Chevy Bolt electric vehicles as well as three charging stations. Port Houston is one of the few ports in the United States to use this kind of energy-efficient vehicle. In 2019, the Port received a Houston-Galveston Area Council emissions reduction incentives grant of $72,438 to facilitate the purchase. 

Caption: Port Houston's new electric vehicles. 

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Topics: Houston, stewardship, environment, vehicles, electric, sustainability

From Port Houston Intern to Sam Houston Boat Mechanic: Jennifer Williams-Alcia Spotlight

Posted by Port Houston on June 3, 2020 at 7:39 AM

Caption: Jennifer Williams-Alcia

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Topics: maritime, Houston, community, Sam Houston, careers, people

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