Port Houston Commission Chairman Ric Campo recognized the efforts of those responding to the ITC tank fire on the Houston Ship Channel that impacted the channel and surrounding neighboring communities.
Texas ports play a crucial role in the state’s economy, creating nearly 1.4 million jobs and a total of over $68 billion in federal, state and local tax revenue in the U.S., and about $7 billion of state and local taxes are supported in the state of Texas.
Recent safety initiatives put in place at Port Houston are aimed at ensuring a healthy and safe work environment for employees, tenants and visitors alike.
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.
Houston businessman Ric Campo was recently appointed chairman of the Port Commission of the Port of Houston Authority by the City of Houston and Harris County Commissioners Court.
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 housing facility, Jacinto City Healthcare Center in Houston, to bring Christmas cheer to its residents Dec. 18. They provided plush pillows and blankets to the Houstonians while entertaining them 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.