Port Houston Blog

Port Houston’s Small Business Team Helping Houston Get Back to Business

Posted by Port Houston on Sep 15, 2017 1:09:48 PM

Hurricane Harvey took a toll on many Texans as flooding affected homes and businesses and brought a demand for various recovery related services.

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Topics: small businesses, community, disaster, recovery, workforce

PORT HOUSTON FOREIGN TRADE ZONE CONFERENCE DRAWS BUSINESSES

Posted by Port Houston on Sep 7, 2017 3:47:50 PM

More than 100 attendees learned the benefits, costs, best practices and processes of operating business in a foreign trade zone at Port Houston’s foreign trade zone conference August 24.

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Topics: Houston, FTZ, trade, imports, exports

PORT CHAIRMAN RECOGNIZED AS “MARITIME PERSON OF THE YEAR” AT ANNUAL MARITIME DINNER

Posted by Port Houston on Sep 7, 2017 3:47:35 PM

Port Commission Chairman Janiece Longoria was honored with the prestigious “Maritime Person of the Year” award at the Greater Houston Port Bureau’s Annual Maritime Dinner August 19.

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Topics: maritime, award, leadership, Port Commission

QUICK THINKING BY PORT POLICE AVERTS TRAGEDY ON 610 BRIDGE

Posted by Port Houston on Sep 7, 2017 3:47:10 PM

On Saturday, August 5, a potential suicide was averted, thanks to some quick-thinking Port Houston Police officers who spotted a man threatening to jump off the 610 bridge.

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Topics: ports, Houston, security, police

INTERAGENCY MENTOR PROTÉGÉ PROGRAM GRADUATES GAIN BUSINESS EXPERIENCE

Posted by Port Houston on Sep 7, 2017 3:46:51 PM

In July, Port Houston’s small business department hosted a graduation reception for the Interagency Mentor Protégé Program 2017 class on the M/V Sam Houston.

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Topics: Houston, small businesses, leadership, entrepreneurship

IKEA Expands at Port Houston

Posted by laci on Aug 3, 2017 9:42:21 AM

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Home furnishings retail giant IKEA cited two primary reasons for selecting Baytown for a new distribution center: the fact that Houston is one of the largest cities in the United States and proximity to the Port of Houston.

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Topics: port-news

Port Commission Approves Reimbursable Agreement with NOAA on Oceanographic Data System

Posted by laci on Aug 2, 2017 2:13:35 PM

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The Port Commission has authorized execution of an agreement with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, for the enhancement, management, operations, maintenance and repair of the Houston-Galveston Physical Oceanographic Real-Time System, commonly known as PORTS. The agreement with the agency, part of the U.S. Department of Commerce, was approved during a public meeting July 25.

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Topics: port-news

New Cranes “En Route” to Barbours Cut Container Terminal

Posted by laci on Aug 1, 2017 1:44:19 PM

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Three new Super Post-Panamax cranes are on the way to Port Houston’s Barbours Cut Container Terminal from Shanghai, China. They were secured on the M/V ZHEN HUA 13 July 23. Once these 405-foot-tall cranes reach their destination after a journey of more than two months, they are slated to replace three older ones at Barbours Cut.

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Topics: port-news

Port Welcomes Coast Guard Merchant Marine Industry Trainee

Posted by laci on Jul 27, 2017 9:30:45 AM

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Earlier this year, Lieutenant Brett Belanger with the U.S. Coast Guard contacted Port Houston about becoming a host for the Merchant Marine Industry Training Program. With the port’s strong relationship with the organization, the Port Commission approved the request.

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Topics: port-news

Port Employees Volunteer at Oyster Reef Restoration Project

Posted by laci on Jul 26, 2017 9:46:44 AM

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Port Houston’s team joined Galveston Bay Foundation volunteers July 22 for this year’s Oyster Reef Restoration Project. Port Houston enjoyed a great turnout, as 34 volunteers showed up at the Sweetwater Bay Preserve in Galveston, ready to work.

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Topics: port-news