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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

Greening the Fleet: New Electric Vehicles Arrive at Port Houston

Posted by Port Houston on June 8, 2020 at 3:38 PM

In an effort to further reduce air emissions and practice sustainability, Port Houston has purchased five Chevy Bolt electric vehicles as well as three charging stations. Port Houston is one of the few ports in the United States to use this kind of energy-efficient vehicle. In 2019, the Port received a Houston-Galveston Area Council emissions reduction incentives grant of $72,438 to facilitate the purchase. 

Caption: Port Houston's new electric vehicles. 

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Topics: Houston, stewardship, environment, vehicles, electric, sustainability

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

Peninsula Road Project Completed: Port Partnership Makes Moving Freight Safer

Posted by Port Houston on May 28, 2020 at 8:55 AM

Caption: Peninsula Road

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Topics: maritime, ports, Houston, transportation, freight mobility

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

Creuzot Appointed to Port Commission: DonCarlos, Cloonan Reappointed

Posted by Port Houston on April 22, 2020 at 6:19 PM

Cheryl D. Creuzot has been appointed to the Port Commission of the Port of Houston Authority by the City of Houston.

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Topics: maritime, ports, Houston, leadership, Port Commission

Port Houston Container Volumes Slowing, But Remain Steady

Posted by Port Houston on April 22, 2020 at 5:57 PM

Container activity at Port Houston, the largest container port on the United States Gulf Coast, began slowing in late March as expected due to the coronavirus pandemic, but was still up for the first quarter of 2020..

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Topics: maritime, container, ports, Houston, shipping

U.S. Department of Transportation MARAD Grant Awarded to Port Houston

Posted by Port Houston on January 23, 2020 at 11:58 AM

Caption: Container-on-barge transiting along the Houston Ship Channel.

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Topics: maritime, ports, Houston, transportation, containers

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