Port Houston continues to demonstrate its strong commitment to education, whether from inside the classroom, at the workplace and beyond. Port Houston strives to increase public awareness with students in the community regarding the port and its role in the local, regional, and national economy.
The Port Commission of the Port of Houston Authority has authorized an interlocal agreement with Harris County to receive environmental grant funding under the Harris County Local Initiative Project at a public meeting Dec. 12.
As Port Houston closes out another year, port facilities continue to deliver solid results. Executive Director Roger Guenther reported that main drivers of the port’s growth include containers and steel imports.
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.
Port Houston is the latest local government to achieve specific transparency goals related to public pensions through the Comptroller’s Transparency Stars program, Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar has announced.
Port Houston helped spread the holiday spirit by preparing and packaging Thanksgiving meals for 22 families at the Houston International Seafarers’ Center. Families included both local community members and Port Houston staff affected by Hurricane Harvey.
Port Houston hosted more than 30 industry representatives for a Perishables Roundtable at the port’s Executive Building Nov. 15.