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Port Apprenticeship Program Revived to Meet Employment Demand

Posted by Port Houston on Jun 26, 2019 2:12:56 PM

Caption: Port Houston 2019 Apprentices

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Topics: maritime, ports, Houston, jobs, apprenticeship, careers

Programs, Projects and Prosperity Highlighted at Port Houston Environmental Affairs Workshop

Posted by Port Houston on Jun 19, 2019 9:17:02 AM

Caption: Port Houston Director of Environmental Affairs Trae Camble

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Topics: maritime, ports, community, stewardship, procurement, small business, environment

Port Houston Honored by HGAC for Bayport Berm Project

Posted by Port Houston on Jun 18, 2019 8:12:32 AM

Port Houston’s Bayport Berm Project was awarded for “Robust Community Involvement” at the Houston-Galveston Area Council’s (HGAC) Water Innovation Strategies of Excellence Awards.

The WISE Awards recognize innovative strategies and projects in the Houston-Galveston region that serve as models for improving water quality. The winning projects must exhibit efficiency, effectiveness and innovation.

“We are honored to be recognized for this achievement,” said Trae Camble, director of environmental affairs for Port Houston. “We had a number of volunteers participate in the community with us on this project, and our commitment to environmental leadership is an important part of our organizational best practices.”

The Bayport Berm Project supported the development of the new vegetation sight-and-sound berm near the Bayport Container Terminal. The new Seabrook sight and sound berm is a culmination of years of careful planning and industry partnerships. This vegetated berm will provide enhanced mitigation of sound near the Bayport Container Terminal for both the El Jardin and Seabrook communities, while also beautifying the area.

The Port Houston Trees program with Houston Wilderness, a community tree planting project, was also recognized during the ceremony.

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Topics: maritime, Houston, community, stewardship, projects, environment

Port Hosts JOC Gulf Shipping Conference

Posted by Port Houston on Jun 11, 2019 8:33:53 AM

Caption: Port Houston Executive Director Roger Guenther

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Topics: maritime, container, ports, Houston, shipping, Gulf Coast

Port Houston Exhibits Major Growth in Resin Exports

Posted by Port Houston on Jun 10, 2019 8:23:11 AM

Caption: May Port Commission meeting

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Topics: maritime, ports, Houston, resins, petrochemical

Port Houston’s Maritime Education Program Prepares Students for Maritime Careers

Posted by Port Houston on Jun 5, 2019 10:59:36 AM

Port Houston’s maritime education program has gained momentum in recent years, providing professional opportunities for students in local school districts.

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Topics: maritime, ports, Houston, education, Texas, careers

New Port Economic Impact Study Results Released

Posted by Port Houston on Jun 5, 2019 10:42:05 AM

John Martin of Martin Associates presents at April Port Commission meeting.

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Topics: maritime, ports, Houston, economy, Texas, impact

Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher Tours Bayport Container Terminal via Fireboat

Posted by Port Houston on May 28, 2019 4:33:26 PM


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

Port Houston Advancing Small Business Through Port University Program

Posted by Port Houston on May 16, 2019 10:51:39 AM

Port Houston continued its popular Port University course for small businesses April 10 with presentations from various departments about how to do business with the port. Port University, a four-week training course, is an outreach program designed to educate small businesses about procurement opportunities. The workshops are presented in collaboration with the University of Houston Small Business Development Center.

More than 50 small business representatives attended the class. They learned about: port procurement opportunities, port facilities, the small business program, contracting language, bonding, insurance requirements and the port’s BuySpeed Procurement System. Since its inception in 2003, more than 800 small business owners have graduated from Port University.

In addition to the course, attendees are given information about other upcoming port small business events and opportunities. “Port University is the best thing that the port offers,” said Ryan Lockridge, Lockridge Packaging. “It makes you think and learn about the organization when pursuing contracts. It has been more than helpful.”

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Topics: maritime, ports, contracts, procurement, small business, outreach

2019 Youth Maritime and Logistics Expo Puts Spotlight on Maritime Careers

Posted by Port Houston on May 14, 2019 7:41:21 AM

Port Houston invests in maritime education to help build and support the future workforce. More than 450 students and approximately 30 exhibitors attended the 2019 Maritime and Logistics Youth Expo held at the San Jacinto College Maritime Technology and Training Center April 26.

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Topics: maritime, ports, education, Texas, career, outreach





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