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Beneficial Use Project Enhances Environment: Bird Island Along Ship Channel is Home to Thriving Wildlife Communities

Posted by Port Houston on Apr 22, 2020 6:06:35 PM

Evia Island, a six-acre bird island located along the Houston Ship Channel and the mouth of East Bay, is an extremely important waterbird nesting site in Galveston Bay. With nearly 10,000 nests comprised of 10 bird species, it’s the breeding site with the most nesting pairs in the Galveston Bay system. These bird species include white pelicans, brown pelicans, great blue herons, egrets and roseate spoonbills among others.

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Topics: maritime, community, environment, Houston Ship Channel, birds, wildlife

Professional Services Contract Approved for Houston Ship Channel Expansion Project

Posted by Port Houston on Nov 11, 2019 11:10:20 AM

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Topics: maritime, ports, project, Houston Ship Channel, expansion

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz Visits Port Houston; Supports Channel Expansion

Posted by Port Houston on Nov 5, 2019 9:02:32 AM

Caption: Sen. Ted Cruz with port leadership and stakeholders.

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Topics: ports, Houston, channel, government relations, Houston Ship Channel

Houston Ship Channel Expansion Project Discussions Continue Forward

Posted by Port Houston on Sep 24, 2019 8:42:43 AM

Port Houston and industry stakeholders meeting with U.S. Rep. Kevin Brady.

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Topics: maritime, ports, Houston, economy, project, Houston Ship Channel

Continuing Improvements: Houston Ship Channel Widening and Deepening is Gaining Momentum

Posted by Port Houston on Jul 16, 2019 11:10:29 AM

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ study of potential improvements to the Houston Ship Channel is nearing completion. The study, that began in 2015, has been conducted in partnership with Port Houston and has examined the feasibility and national benefits of various widening, deepening and other improvements for the channel. This will be the eleventh major improvement project to the waterway over its century and a half history.

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Topics: maritime, ports, dredging, shipping, waterway, Houston Ship Channel

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