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U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz Visits Port Houston; Supports Channel Expansion

Posted by Port Houston on November 5, 2019 at 9:02 AM

Caption: Sen. Ted Cruz with port leadership and stakeholders.

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Topics: ports, Houston, channel, government relations, Houston Ship Channel

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

Posted by Port Houston on March 18, 2019 at 11:03 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

Top U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Official Tours the Port of Houston

Posted by Port Houston on August 29, 2018 at 9:04 AM

Ryan Fisher, the second highest ranking civilian in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, visited the greater Port of Houston Aug. 21.

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

Corps Major General Visits Port Houston

Posted by Port Houston on August 27, 2018 at 1:21 PM

Port Houston welcomed Major General Scott Spellmon, deputy commanding general for civil and emergency operations with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and his staff for a briefing and tour of the public and private terminals on the Houston Ship Channel.  

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Topics: maritime, navigation, Houston, dredging, channel, waterway

City of Houston Chief Resiliency Officer Visits Port Houston

Posted by Port Houston on July 17, 2018 at 11:34 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: ports, Houston, channel, government relations, waterway

Uncharted Waters: The Houston Ship Channel's Beginning

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

Captain Of The Port Shares Hurricane Harvey Tales at Commerce Club Luncheon

Posted by Port Houston on January 22, 2018 at 1:42 PM

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Caption: Capt. of the Port Kevin Oditt (Photo Credit: Greater Houston Port Bureau)

The Port Houston team attended the Greater Houston Port Bureau's Commerce Club luncheon featuring U.S. Coast Guard Captain of the Port Kevin Oditt Jan. 11. First responders, air and boat rescues, and greater Houston Ship Channel area closures were topics discussed at the event.

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Topics: maritime, Coast Guard, security, channel, storm, response

Port Houston Chairman Provides Annual "State of the Port" Address

Posted by Port Houston on November 20, 2017 at 9:27 AM

Port Houston Chairman Janiece Longoria provided a “State of the Port” address at the Greater Houston Partnership’s luncheon Nov. 16.

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Topics: maritime, ports, Houston, channel, leadership, Texas

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