The amount of cargo handled at Port Houston was up 7 percent through the first two months of 2018, signaling another strong year, Executive Director Roger Guenther announced at the March Port Commission meeting.
Port Houston was presented with the Rear Admiral Richard E. Bennis Award for Excellence in Maritime Security by U.S. Coast Guard Rear Admiral John P. Nadeau, Assistant Commandant for Prevention Policy. The presentation was made during the regular meeting of the Port Commission of the Port of Houston Authority March 27.
Port Houston hosted the Consul General of France, Alexis Andres, and his staff for a briefing and tour March 20 at the Executive Building.
Port Houston hosted a Romanian delegation at the port’s executive building March 14. The country has been making advances in manufacturing and technology and the delegation requested a briefing from several Houston agencies during their Texas visit.
Port Houston and Industrial Cranes Services, Inc. performed a “crane swap” at the Barbours Cut Container Terminal to regroup the remaining old generation ship-to-shore cranes March 11. This will provide better customer service for vessel calls and prepare the facility for the next phase of wharf renovation.
Port Houston staff welcomed representatives from the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Houston for a briefing and tour at the Bayport Container Terminal.
Port Houston’s small business development program recognized more than 15 years of the program's success and a half a billion dollars awarded to local small businesses in the Houston region at a tribute event presented with Houston First Feb. 27 at the George R. Brown Convention Center.