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Communities Working Great Together

Posted by Chris Virk-Brown on May 18, 2022 at 5:37 PM

Port Houston truly cares about the community surrounding the Houston Ship Channel. We believe in contributing to the quality of life in our local area and our outreach strategies help us manage the balance between our business efforts and our role as a neighbor to these communities. Part of our long-term strategic goals involves developing and strengthening partnerships that bring a positive impact to our region. Recently the community relations team had the privilege of establishing the Little Library initiative in Galena Park and join the Houston Yacht Club Boat Parade.

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Topics: community, vessel, environment, Houston Ship Channel

The After Life of a Container

Posted by Chris Virk-Brown on March 7, 2022 at 2:07 PM

Did You Know? A twenty-foot equivalent unit (TEU), a container, a box - no matter what you call it, it is the most efficient way to move cargo overseas. As Marc Levinson notes in his book The Box, it has “made the world smaller and the world economy bigger,” allowing cargo to flow freely and economies to become international players. The standard TEU is 20 feet long by eight feet high, made of heavy duty, weather and corrosion-resistant steel running vertically, with two doors on its side. When empty, it can weigh 2.24 metric tons and loaded up to 26 metric tons.

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Topics: container, Houston, community, containers, history, art

Sidewalk Project Will Improve Pedestrian Safety

Posted by Port Houston on July 8, 2020 at 2:52 PM

After years of planning, work on an important sidewalk project in the region by a partnership involving Port Houston, Harris County, Jacinto City and Galena Park is about to begin. The signed local agreement from the county was received recently, paving the way.

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Topics: community, Harris County, Jacinto City, Galena Park

From Port Houston Intern to Sam Houston Boat Mechanic: Jennifer Williams-Alcia Spotlight

Posted by Port Houston on June 3, 2020 at 7:39 AM

Caption: Jennifer Williams-Alcia

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Topics: maritime, Houston, community, Sam Houston, careers, people

Port Houston Continues Commitment to Community Engagement: New Port Commission Community Advisory Council Launched

Posted by Port Houston on June 2, 2020 at 8:03 AM

The original Chairman’s Citizen Advisory Council, which began in 2013, is being relaunched in 2020 as the Port Commission Community Advisory Council. This diverse group of 14 members, representing different communities along the Houston Ship Channel and various special interest groups, will help promote deeper engagement and understanding between local communities and Port Houston. This council will also help Port Houston provide a more open line of communication and robust dialog opportunities for our stakeholders.

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Topics: maritime, ports, community, Texas, outreach, council

Associated Testing Laboratories Sees Growth, Opportunity Through Port Small Business Program

Posted by Port Houston on May 27, 2020 at 3:54 PM

Caption: Associated Testing workers.

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Topics: ports, Houston, community, business, small business

Beneficial Use Project Enhances Environment: Bird Island Along Ship Channel is Home to Thriving Wildlife Communities

Posted by Port Houston on April 22, 2020 at 6:06 PM

Evia Island, a six-acre bird island located along the Houston Ship Channel and the mouth of East Bay, is an extremely important waterbird nesting site in Galveston Bay. With nearly 10,000 nests comprised of 10 bird species, it’s the breeding site with the most nesting pairs in the Galveston Bay system. These bird species include white pelicans, brown pelicans, great blue herons, egrets and roseate spoonbills among others.

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Topics: maritime, community, environment, Houston Ship Channel, birds, wildlife

Port Houston Celebrates National Truck Driver Appreciation Week

Posted by Port Houston on October 24, 2019 at 9:13 AM

Caption: Volunteers thank truckers at Port Houston’s container terminals.

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Topics: ports, Houston, community, trucking, outreach

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