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How Port Houston Preps for Hurricane Season

Posted by Chris Virk-Brown on Oct 14, 2020 2:46:31 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 Aug 21, 2020 3:13:07 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 Jul 8, 2020 5:46:03 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 Jul 8, 2020 2:52:22 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 Jun 8, 2020 3:38:29 PM

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 Jun 3, 2020 7:39:17 AM

Caption: Jennifer Williams-Alcia

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

Port Houston Continues Commitment to Community Engagement: New Port Commission Community Advisory Council Launched

Posted by Port Houston on Jun 2, 2020 8:03:49 AM

The original Chairman’s Citizen Advisory Council, which began in 2013, is being relaunched in 2020 as the Port Commission Community Advisory Council. This diverse group of 14 members, representing different communities along the Houston Ship Channel and various special interest groups, will help promote deeper engagement and understanding between local communities and Port Houston. This council will also help Port Houston provide a more open line of communication and robust dialog opportunities for our stakeholders.

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Topics: maritime, ports, community, Texas, outreach, council

Peninsula Road Project Completed: Port Partnership Makes Moving Freight Safer

Posted by Port Houston on May 28, 2020 8:55:56 AM

Caption: Peninsula Road

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Topics: maritime, ports, Houston, transportation, freight mobility

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