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Port Secures New CMA CGM/Marfret MedCaribe Service

Posted by Port Houston on Aug 20, 2019 8:52:49 AM

The Spirit of Melbourne called at Port Houston’s Bayport Container Terminal.

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Topics: maritime, container, Houston, shipping, cargo, Texas

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

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

Port Employees Create New Habitat at 21st Annual Marsh Mania

Posted by Port Houston on May 13, 2019 1:56:45 PM

Port Houston team members spent April 13 volunteering at Marsh Mania, a popular environmental project, located at Virginia Point near Galveston. Port Houston team members joined dozens of local organizations and other community members for the nationally-recognized wetlands restoration project, where they planted stems of cordgrass to create new marsh habitat.

“Thanks to all our volunteers and their families for coming out to support this important cause,” said Garret Berg, community relations manager. “Coastal wetlands play an essential role in the overall health of Galveston Bay, and we appreciate all the individuals and organizations that participated.”

In its 21 years, Marsh Mania has involved more than 8,000 community volunteers in the restoration of roughly 209 acres of vital estuarine marsh habitat at 92 sites around Galveston Bay.

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Topics: maritime, ports, community, Texas, environment

Port Houston Welcomes Gabonese Officials for Commercial Discussion

Posted by Port Houston on May 2, 2019 7:58:47 AM

Port Houston welcomed a group of Gabonese officials and a representative of Houston-based energy company, VAALCO Energy Group, for a discussion on the port’s infrastructure, growth and investments April 17. Notably in attendance was the deputy director of the Prime Minister of Gabon’s Cabinet.

Chief Legal Officer Erik Eriksson and Chief Information Technology Officer Charles Thompson provided welcome remarks; and Senior Trade Development Manager Will Whitehouse delivered a commercial presentation.

Group discussion covered maritime trade and development along the Houston Ship Channel including energy, containers and project cargoes. Port Houston staff also provided the guests with information on port’s background and history, public facilities and the Houston Ship Channel’s economic impact.

The delegation’s purpose for visiting Port Houston was to discuss trade, investment and development opportunities.

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

Port Commission Approves Mobile Emergency Radio Equipment

Posted by Port Houston on Apr 26, 2019 4:29:57 PM

The Port Commission of the Port of Houston Authority approved the purchase of Motorola equipment at its March public meeting, including radios, batteries, chargers and related hardware under the Houston-Galveston Area Council’s cooperative purchase program.

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Topics: ports, Houston, security, Texas, technology, commercial

Port Houston Firefighters Recognized for ITC Fire Response

Posted by Port Houston on Apr 15, 2019 10:20:18 AM

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.

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Topics: safety, ports, Houston, emergency management, Texas, fire

Texas Ports Association “Navigates the Future” at 1st Annual Conference

Posted by Port Houston on Mar 18, 2019 11:03:58 AM

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.

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Topics: maritime, navigation, ports, Houston, channel, Texas, waterway





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