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Strong Mid-Year Growth at Port Houston

Posted by Port Houston on Aug 7, 2018 11:10:29 AM

Port Houston moved 1.3 million container TEUs (twenty-foot equivalent units) through the first six months of 2018, a six percent increase from 2017, Executive Director Roger Guenther announced in his report to the Port Commission of the Port of Houston Authority in its regular monthly meeting in July.

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Topics: containers, growth, Port Commission, operations, Houston, ports

M/V Sam Houston Marks 60th Anniversary

Posted by Port Houston on Aug 6, 2018 10:54:00 AM

Caption: Port Houston employees tour the M/V Sam Houston Boat Tour for the 60th anniversary.

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Topics: community, tour, Sam Houston, ports, maritime

Port Houston Volunteers at Oyster Restoration Project

Posted by Port Houston on Aug 3, 2018 9:27:31 AM

Oysters are often thought of as small creatures, but rarely do they receive the recognition for the big impact they play in Galveston Bay and our local ecosystems. Port Houston teamed up with the Galveston Bay Foundation for the third annual Oyster Reef Restoration Project near Galveston’s Sweetwater Preserve July 22.

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Topics: community, volunteer, Houston, Texas, ports, oysters, stewardship

Port Houston Honored at Port Appreciation Day

Posted by Port Houston on Aug 2, 2018 9:07:58 AM

Port Houston generated more than 38 million tons of cargo in 2017, Chairman Janiece Longoria told attendees at the Houston East End Chamber’s Port Appreciation Day Expo and Luncheon July 25.

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Topics: Houston, community, economy, ports, Texas

New Crane Simulators to Support the Local Workforce

Posted by Port Houston on Aug 1, 2018 3:04:46 PM

The West Gulf Maritime Association and Port Houston held an unveiling ceremony for two new crane simulators July 26.

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Topics: Houston, ports, operations, cranes, maritime

City of Houston Chief Resiliency Officer Visits Port Houston

Posted by Port Houston on Jul 17, 2018 11:34:49 AM

Port Houston hosted a briefing for the City of Houston's Chief Resiliency Officer Stephen Costello June 29.  Port staff highlighted the impacts of Hurricane Harvey on the Houston Ship Channel and discussed the need for strategies to minimize the effects of future flood and rain events on the waterway.

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Topics: Houston, government relations, ports, channel, waterway

Uncharted Waters: The Houston Ship Channel's Beginning

Posted by Port Houston on Jul 11, 2018 5:04:47 PM
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Topics: history, Houston, ports, maritime, channel

Port Hosts NOAA Planet Stewards Workshop

Posted by Port Houston on Jul 9, 2018 10:44:05 AM

Port Houston welcomed more than 50 high school teachers from across the United States June 28 during the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration's Planet Stewards workshop in Houston and Galveston.

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Topics: environment, stewardship, community, Houston, ports

Congressman Brian Babin Tours Port

Posted by Port Houston on Jul 6, 2018 8:36:27 AM

U.S. Rep. Brian Babin and his staff took a waterside tour of the Port of Houston May 31, with Port Houston staffers providing a briefing for the Congressman along the way.

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Topics: government relations, legislature, Houston, ports, maritime, policy

Record Month at Port Houston

Posted by Port Houston on Jun 27, 2018 4:38:24 PM

Caption: Port Commissioners at the June 26 meeting of the Port Commission of the Port of Houston Authority.

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Topics: operations, containers, Houston, ports, shipping

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