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All About Hispanic Heritage Month at Port Houston

Posted by Caitlin Perry on September 27, 2022 at 1:15 PM

Written by: Caitlin Perry, Internal Communications Specialist at Port Houston

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Topics: people, Port Houston, inclusion, diversity, equity, DEI

Growing Community Green Spaces

Posted by Chris Virk-Brown on August 31, 2022 at 8:11 AM

Enhancing green spaces can significantly increase access to exercise, introduce different sports, and lead to better health indicators for an entire community. Port Houston is a community ally, engaged in supporting the communities near the Houston Ship Channel through partnerships and positive impact.

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Topics: community, environmental, environment, sustainability

Interns Excel at Port Houston

Posted by Chris Virk-Brown on August 31, 2022 at 8:04 AM

Caption: 2022 Interns gather with Port Houston Executive Director Roger Guenther after a Port Commission Meeting.

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Topics: jobs, intern, employees

Warehousing Frenzy in Houston

Posted by Chris Virk-Brown on August 31, 2022 at 8:01 AM

With a big boom in demand, the Houston region is seeing a steady push in distribution centers and refrigerated cargo warehousing. Large corporations like Target, Ross Dress for Less, Floor & Décor, Maersk and more are investing heavily in the Houston area.

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Topics: FTZ, economy, cargo, refrigerated cargo, real estate, economic development

History of the Sam Houston Tour Boat

Posted by Chris Virk-Brown on July 29, 2022 at 9:00 AM

The Sam Houston II Tour Boat officially turns 64 on July 30th, 2022. The Sam Houston II provides a unique tour along the Houston Ship Channel and has been bringing joy to visitors of all ages. Unlike most boat tours, this is a completely free 90-minute ride that gives visitors a first-hand look at the Port of Houston and the maritime industry.

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Topics: community, tour, history, Sam Houston

Careers Progress for Port Houston Employees

Posted by Chris Virk-Brown on July 28, 2022 at 12:20 PM

Port Houston employees have made everything possible this year even as the supply chain continues to see record high demand. Port Houston knows the value of its people and continues to make investments into their futures with training, succession planning, organizational development and more. In this blog, we highlight some of longest tenured employees to see how they have progressed in their careers and why they enjoy working at Port Houston.

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Topics: workforce, careers, people, inclusion, diversity, equity, development, employees

It’s Official – Project 11 Dredging is Underway

Posted by Chris Virk-Brown on July 28, 2022 at 12:18 PM

Caption: Bipartisanship and collaboration were on full display at the Project 11 Dredge Kick-Off Celebration event on June 1st, with the Port Commission, and Congressional, State, and Local delegations, leading the way.

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Topics: Coast Guard, dredging, governance, business development, Houston Ship Channel, expansion, sustainability, project 11

Port Houston Juneteenth Celebration

Posted by Sarah Rowland on June 17, 2022 at 10:51 AM

Did you know? Juneteenth was made an official federal holiday on June 17th, 2021, and this year will be Port Houston’s first-time celebrating Juneteenth in the workplace.

Kerrick Henny, Chief Government & Public Relations Officer at Port Houston, states “Juneteenth marks a date of major significance in American history and represents the ways in which freedom for Black people have been delayed. It is a reminder that “nobody is free until everybody is free” It should be celebrated as the day when all Americans were liberated and created equal. It should be a day to reflect, to learn, and grow as a nation and as a people.”

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Topics: people, inclusion, diversity, equity, celebration, Juneteenth

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