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Freight Mobility Improvements Require Team Effort

Posted by Chris Virk-Brown on February 9, 2021 at 8:45 AM

As the nation’s largest tonnage and one of the busiest ports, there has always been a need to make improvements and keep logistics efficient. Being open for business more than 100 years also comes with trouble spots along the way. However, Port Houston is focused on making infrastructure improvements before any serious problems come under fire. In particular, the area of freight mobility has grown tremendously over the years and this is largely due to the Port Houston teams that make these projects possible.

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Topics: freight, projects, operations, rail

Port Houston Focused on Renewable Electricity and Environmental Sustainability

Posted by Chris Virk-Brown on December 4, 2020 at 10:16 AM

You’ve probably heard Houston talked about as “the energy capital of the world,” and it truly is. But you probably didn’t know that there are many Houston companies, like Port Houston, that are deeply focused on improving the environment and providing continued sustainability for the future. Port Houston is constantly finding new ways of doing things and implementing changes now that will carry the organization into the future. One of our strategic priorities is to be an environmental leader by implementing ambitious programs and goals to drive this forward.

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Topics: environment, energy, air quality, electric, sustainability

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

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