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.
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.
Port Houston hosted more than 30 industry representatives for a Perishables Roundtable at the port’s Executive Building Nov. 15.
Port Houston Chairman Janiece Longoria provided a “State of the Port” address at the Greater Houston Partnership’s luncheon Nov. 16.
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.
Port Houston welcomed the House Select Committee on Texas Ports, Innovation and Infrastructure at the Bayport Container Terminal Nov. 1.
Port Houston staff participated at the 2017 Harris County International Trade and Transportation Conference at NRG Park Oct. 31.
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.
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.
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.