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IKEA Expands at Port Houston

Posted by laci on August 3, 2017 at 9:42 AM

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Home furnishings retail giant IKEA cited two primary reasons for selecting Baytown for a new distribution center: the fact that Houston is one of the largest cities in the United States and proximity to the Port of Houston.

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Port Commission Approves Reimbursable Agreement with NOAA on Oceanographic Data System

Posted by laci on August 2, 2017 at 2:13 PM

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The Port Commission has authorized execution of an agreement with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, for the enhancement, management, operations, maintenance and repair of the Houston-Galveston Physical Oceanographic Real-Time System, commonly known as PORTS. The agreement with the agency, part of the U.S. Department of Commerce, was approved during a public meeting July 25.

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New Cranes “En Route” to Barbours Cut Container Terminal

Posted by laci on August 1, 2017 at 1:44 PM

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Three new Super Post-Panamax cranes are on the way to Port Houston’s Barbours Cut Container Terminal from Shanghai, China. They were secured on the M/V ZHEN HUA 13 July 23. Once these 405-foot-tall cranes reach their destination after a journey of more than two months, they are slated to replace three older ones at Barbours Cut.

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Port Welcomes Coast Guard Merchant Marine Industry Trainee

Posted by laci on July 27, 2017 at 9:30 AM

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Earlier this year, Lieutenant Brett Belanger with the U.S. Coast Guard contacted Port Houston about becoming a host for the Merchant Marine Industry Training Program. With the port’s strong relationship with the organization, the Port Commission approved the request.

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Port Employees Volunteer at Oyster Reef Restoration Project

Posted by laci on July 26, 2017 at 9:46 AM

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Port Houston’s team joined Galveston Bay Foundation volunteers July 22 for this year’s Oyster Reef Restoration Project. Port Houston enjoyed a great turnout, as 34 volunteers showed up at the Sweetwater Bay Preserve in Galveston, ready to work.

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Port Holds Perishables Roundtable

Posted by laci on July 25, 2017 at 4:22 PM

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Port Houston hosted nearly 35 industry professionals throughout the country during a Perishables Roundtable event at the port's Executive Building July 13.

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Port Invests in Turning Basin Rail and Switch Project

Posted by laci on July 21, 2017 at 2:32 PM

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Port Houston is investing $2 million biannually in its rail track switches to keep freight moving, and this process for upgrading infrastructure changes with the times as cargoes and methods evolve.

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Apprenticeships valued at transportation workforce meeting

Posted by laci on July 19, 2017 at 8:19 AM

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Port Houston welcomed more than 50 partners and transportation experts for a Registered Apprenticeship Program meeting with the U.S. Department of Labor and TransPORTS July 13 at the port’s executive building.

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