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Port Commissioner DonCarlos Reappointed

Posted by Port Houston on Jan 31, 2018 2:25:53 PM

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Port Commissioner Stephen H. DonCarlos was recently appointed for another two-year term by the Harris County Mayors and Councils Association. The organization represents around 16 cities in Harris County.

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Topics: maritime, ports, Houston, leadership, Port Commission

New Vessel, MSC VITTORIA, Calls To Houston

Posted by Port Houston on Jan 30, 2018 7:56:06 AM

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Port Houston was the first U.S. port of call during the inaugural voyage of the MSC Vittoria, a new larger vessel on the TA6 MedGulf service rotation at the Bayport Container Terminal Jan. 26.

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Topics: maritime, ports, Houston, shipping, vessel, voyage

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Visits Port Houston

Posted by Port Houston on Jan 25, 2018 3:56:48 PM

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RADM Tim Gallaudet, Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere and Acting Under Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere, met with Port Houston staff Jan. 11 at the port’s executive building.

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Topics: maritime, oceanography, ports, Houston, partners

Port Houston's Synthetic Resin Symposium Focuses On Supply Chain

Posted by Port Houston on Jan 24, 2018 3:06:24 PM

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Nearly 280 beneficial cargo owners, shippers, ocean carriers, and logistics providers attended Port Houston’s third annual Synthetic Resin Symposium Conference Jan 23. Resins are a solid plastic substance used to make many of our daily consumer products such as bags, cups, car parts and toys.

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Topics: maritime, Houston, exports, containers, plastics, resins

Captain Of The Port Shares Hurricane Harvey Tales at Commerce Club Luncheon

Posted by Port Houston on Jan 22, 2018 1:42:02 PM

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Caption: Capt. of the Port Kevin Oditt (Photo Credit: Greater Houston Port Bureau)

The Port Houston team attended the Greater Houston Port Bureau's Commerce Club luncheon featuring U.S. Coast Guard Captain of the Port Kevin Oditt Jan. 11. First responders, air and boat rescues, and greater Houston Ship Channel area closures were topics discussed at the event.

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Topics: maritime, Coast Guard, security, channel, storm, response

New Houston Seafarers Center Restaurant Opens For Business

Posted by Port Houston on Jan 8, 2018 3:08:56 PM

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The Houston International Seafarers Center’s new in-house restaurant, Seafarers Landing, opened Jan. 8. Located in their newly renovated building within the Port of Houston, the restaurant will serve breakfast and lunch with a variety of options from burgers, sandwiches, salads and more.

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Topics: maritime, ports, Houston, Seafarers, restaurants

Port Houston Gives Back With "Shoeboxes For Seafarers" PRoject

Posted by Port Houston on Dec 14, 2017 7:45:59 AM

Did you know that St. Nicholas is the patron saint of seafarers, as well as of children? Port Houston is proud to continue a wonderful tradition of spreading holiday cheer by providing small gifts to visiting seafarers through the “Shoeboxes for Seafarers” program.  The program, which has been running for more than 40 years, is organized by the Houston International Seafarers’ Center.  

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Topics: maritime, ports, community, volunteering, Seafarers, Christmas

Port Houston Chairman Provides Annual "State of the Port" Address

Posted by Port Houston on Nov 20, 2017 9:27:04 AM

Port Houston Chairman Janiece Longoria provided a “State of the Port” address at the Greater Houston Partnership’s luncheon Nov. 16.

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Topics: maritime, ports, Houston, channel, leadership, Texas

Port Houston Receives Economic Impact Award from the Indo-American Chamber of Commerce of Greater Houston

Posted by Port Houston on Oct 4, 2017 10:19:19 AM

Port Houston received the Economic Impact Award from the Indo-American Chamber of Commerce of Greater Houston at the chamber's annual gala Sept. 30.

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Topics: maritime, ports, economy, shipping, jobs

Gulf Coast Industry Forum Highlights Houston as the “Irreplaceable Port”

Posted by Port Houston on Sep 26, 2017 3:43:36 PM

Port Chairman Janiece Longoria provided a port update focused on Hurricane Harvey during Economic Alliance Houston Port Region's Gulf Coast Industry Forum Sept. 20-21.

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Topics: maritime, Houston, economy, industrial, shipping

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