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Port Houston Recognized for Transparency Efforts by Texas Comptroller

Posted by Port Houston on Nov 28, 2017 10:56:08 AM

Port Houston is the latest local government to achieve specific transparency goals related to public pensions through the Comptroller’s Transparency Stars program, Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar has announced.  

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Topics: ports, Houston, governance, financial, transparency

Port Houston Celebrates The Season Of Giving With Thanksgiving Project

Posted by Port Houston on Nov 27, 2017 11:02:18 AM

Port Houston helped spread the holiday spirit by preparing and packaging Thanksgiving meals for 22  families at the Houston International Seafarers’ Center. Families included both local community members and Port Houston staff affected by Hurricane Harvey.

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Topics: ports, Houston, community, giving, holiday, volunteer

Port Houston Hosts Perishables Roundtable

Posted by Port Houston on Nov 21, 2017 10:05:35 AM

Port Houston hosted more than 30 industry representatives for a Perishables Roundtable at the port’s Executive Building Nov. 15.

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Topics: ports, Houston, perishables, refrigerated cargo, logistics

Port Houston Chairman Provides Annual "State of the Port" Address

Posted by Port Houston on Nov 20, 2017 9:27:04 AM

Port Houston Chairman Janiece Longoria provided a “State of the Port” address at the Greater Houston Partnership’s luncheon Nov. 16.

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Topics: maritime, ports, Houston, channel, leadership, Texas

Port Houston's Small Business Advisory Council Meets; Building Partnerships

Posted by Port Houston on Nov 9, 2017 1:09:02 PM

Port Houston held its quarterly Small Business Advisory Council meeting recently, with Senior Director of Small Business and Education Outreach Gilda Ramirez and staff providing an update on port small business engagement activities and events.

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Topics: small businesses, leadership, workforce, governance, procurement

Texas House Select Committee Visits Port Houston

Posted by Port Houston on Nov 8, 2017 9:07:36 AM

Port Houston welcomed the House Select Committee on Texas Ports, Innovation and Infrastructure at the Bayport Container Terminal Nov. 1.

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Topics: ports, Houston, economy, Texas, commerce, legislature

Harris County International Trade and Transportation Conference Highlights Houston Infrastructure and Economy

Posted by Port Houston on Nov 7, 2017 3:38:09 PM

Port Houston staff participated at the 2017 Harris County International Trade and Transportation Conference at NRG Park Oct. 31.

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Topics: trade, infrastructure, Harris County, freight, transportation

Port University Course Highlights Small Business Opportunities

Posted by Port Houston on Oct 30, 2017 3:53:53 PM

Port Houston held its semi-annual Port University workshop Oct. 11-Nov. 1. Port University, a four week training course, is an outreach program designed to educate small businesses about procurement opportunities at the port. The workshops are presented in collaboration with the University 0f Houston Small Business Development Center.

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Topics: ports, Houston, small businesses, contracts, business

Port Houston: The “Backpack Buddies”

Posted by Port Houston on Oct 26, 2017 4:10:30 PM

Port Houston’s latest community event took place at the Houston Food Bank Oct. 18, with teams working together to benefit the Backpack Buddy program.

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Topics: ports, Houston, community, Texas, food

Breakbulk Americas Held in Houston for Sixth Time

Posted by Port Houston on Oct 24, 2017 1:10:56 PM

Shippers, freight forwarders and a host of others came from far and wide to converge in Houston for the Breakbulk Americas 2017 conference Oct. 17-19.The event was held at the George R. Brown Conference Center and was hosted by Port Houston for the sixth time.

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Topics: ports, Houston, trade, breakbulk, conference, general cargo