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New Cranes Arrive at Port Houston

Posted by Port Houston on Aug 8, 2018 3:52:11 PM

Port Houston's three new Neopanamax cranes completed their nearly 90-day journey from Shanghai, China arriving to Port Houston’s Bayport Container Terminal August 7. The cranes highlight about $100 million in investments.

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Topics: maritime, cranes, ports, Houston, shipping, containers

Strong Mid-Year Growth at Port Houston

Posted by Port Houston on Aug 7, 2018 11:10:29 AM

Port Houston moved 1.3 million container TEUs (twenty-foot equivalent units) through the first six months of 2018, a six percent increase from 2017, Executive Director Roger Guenther announced in his report to the Port Commission of the Port of Houston Authority in its regular monthly meeting in July.

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Topics: ports, Houston, Port Commission, containers, growth, operations

M/V Sam Houston Marks 60th Anniversary

Posted by Port Houston on Aug 6, 2018 10:54:00 AM

Caption: Port Houston's M/V Sam Houston employees

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Topics: maritime, ports, community, tour, Sam Houston

Port Houston Volunteers at Oyster Restoration Project

Posted by Port Houston on Aug 3, 2018 9:27:31 AM

Oysters are often thought of as small creatures, but rarely do they receive the recognition for the big impact they play in Galveston Bay and our local ecosystems. Port Houston teamed up with the Galveston Bay Foundation for the third annual Oyster Reef Restoration Project near Galveston’s Sweetwater Preserve July 22.

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Topics: ports, Houston, community, stewardship, Texas, volunteer, oysters

Port Houston Honored at Port Appreciation Day

Posted by Port Houston on Aug 2, 2018 9:07:58 AM

Port Houston generated more than 38 million tons of cargo in 2017, Chairman Janiece Longoria told attendees at the Houston East End Chamber’s Port Appreciation Day Expo and Luncheon July 25.

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Topics: ports, Houston, community, economy, Texas

New Crane Simulators to Support the Local Workforce

Posted by Port Houston on Aug 1, 2018 3:04:46 PM

The West Gulf Maritime Association and Port Houston held an unveiling ceremony for two new crane simulators July 26.

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Topics: maritime, cranes, ports, Houston, operations

Port Houston Proves Reliable as a Gateway for Asian Imports to Texas

Posted by Port Houston on Jul 25, 2018 9:00:47 AM

Beginning in 2016, Steve Silver Co. started shifting most of its Asian imports from U.S. West Coast ports to instead go across the docks at Port Houston. The move has provided extra reliability for the Texas-based company.

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Topics: Houston, shipping, cargo, Texas, Gulf Coast

Chinese Grain Importers Visit Port Houston

Posted by Port Houston on Jul 24, 2018 3:25:46 PM

Port Houston welcomed a group of sorghum buyers from China at the Bayport Container Terminal for a tour in conjunction with the Sorghum Checkoff and the U.S. Grains Council July 19.

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Topics: Houston, trade, imports, Texas, grain

City of Houston Chief Resiliency Officer Visits Port Houston

Posted by Port Houston on Jul 17, 2018 11:34:49 AM

Port Houston hosted a briefing for the City of Houston's Chief Resiliency Officer Stephen Costello June 29.  Port staff highlighted the impacts of Hurricane Harvey on the Houston Ship Channel and discussed the need for strategies to minimize the effects of future flood and rain events on the waterway.

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Topics: ports, Houston, channel, government relations, waterway

Uncharted Waters: The Houston Ship Channel's Beginning

Posted by Port Houston on Jul 11, 2018 5:04:47 PM
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Topics: maritime, ports, Houston, channel, history

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