Port Houston is committed to furthering maritime education in the Houston region. Port Houston participated during a Maritime Letter of Intent signing ceremony with the University of Houston-Downtown, Houston Community College and Houston ISD for the launch of a maritime degree progression program. The partnership will create pathways to degrees and careers for many students and aspiring professionals.
Caption: Port Chairman Janiece Longoria presiding over her last Port Commission meeting in January.
Year-end results for 2018 show that Port Houston’s business continues to be solid, with records set in some areas.
Port Commission Chairman Janiece Longoria was recognized for her 16 years of service to Port Houston during the Port Commission of the Port of Houston Authority’s last regular monthly meeting of 2018, which was held Dec. 12. Chairman Longoria has volunteered on the Port Commission since 2002.
The Port Houston Police and Security departments volunteered at a local housing facility, Jacinto City Healthcare Center in Houston, to bring Christmas cheer to its residents Dec. 18. They provided plush pillows and blankets while entertaining the residents with holiday music, food and games.
Port Houston was featured at the East End Chamber of Commerce’s Steel Forum Dec. 11. The event focused on the steel trade and its impact to the economy. Chief Commercial Officer John Moseley and steel experts with JSW Steel, the American Institute for International Steel and Triple-S Steel Supply Chain Co. served on a panel.
Port Houston hosted industry professionals at its 2018 Foreign Trade Zone conference Dec. 6. The informational event provided beneficial communication and networking opportunities to current FTZ users and providers.
Caption: Port Chairman Longoria and Greater Houston Partnership CEO, Bob Harvey.
On Nov. 29, the Greater Houston Partnership's "State of the Port" event honored Port Chairman Janiece Longoria, who is completing her third and final term. More than 500 industry professionals and public officials attended.
Port Houston Senior Director of Small Business and Education Outreach, Gilda Ramirez, received the Texas Southern University 2018 Paul Cuffee Maritime Leadership Award at the college’s advisory board meeting Nov. 15.