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Port Houston Welcomes Gabonese Officials for Commercial Discussion

Posted by Port Houston on May 2, 2019 7:58:47 AM

Port Houston welcomed a group of Gabonese officials and a representative of Houston-based energy company, VAALCO Energy Group, for a discussion on the port’s infrastructure, growth and investments April 17. Notably in attendance was the deputy director of the Prime Minister of Gabon’s Cabinet.

Chief Legal Officer Erik Eriksson and Chief Information Technology Officer Charles Thompson provided welcome remarks; and Senior Trade Development Manager Will Whitehouse delivered a commercial presentation.

Group discussion covered maritime trade and development along the Houston Ship Channel including energy, containers and project cargoes. Port Houston staff also provided the guests with information on port’s background and history, public facilities and the Houston Ship Channel’s economic impact.

The delegation’s purpose for visiting Port Houston was to discuss trade, investment and development opportunities.

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Topics: maritime, ports, Houston, shipping, Texas, delegation, government relations

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

Congressman Brian Babin Tours Port

Posted by Port Houston on Jul 6, 2018 8:36:27 AM

U.S. Rep. Brian Babin and his staff took a waterside tour of the Port of Houston May 31, with Port Houston staffers providing a briefing for the Congressman along the way.

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Topics: maritime, ports, Houston, legislature, government relations, policy

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