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Port Apprenticeship Program Revived to Meet Employment Demand

Posted by Port Houston on Jun 26, 2019 2:12:56 PM

Caption: Port Houston 2019 Apprentices

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Topics: maritime, ports, Houston, jobs, apprenticeship, careers

Port Houston Honored by HGAC for Bayport Berm Project

Posted by Port Houston on Jun 18, 2019 8:12:32 AM

Port Houston’s Bayport Berm Project was awarded for “Robust Community Involvement” at the Houston-Galveston Area Council’s (HGAC) Water Innovation Strategies of Excellence Awards.

The WISE Awards recognize innovative strategies and projects in the Houston-Galveston region that serve as models for improving water quality. The winning projects must exhibit efficiency, effectiveness and innovation.

“We are honored to be recognized for this achievement,” said Trae Camble, director of environmental affairs for Port Houston. “We had a number of volunteers participate in the community with us on this project, and our commitment to environmental leadership is an important part of our organizational best practices.”

The Bayport Berm Project supported the development of the new vegetation sight-and-sound berm near the Bayport Container Terminal. The new Seabrook sight and sound berm is a culmination of years of careful planning and industry partnerships. This vegetated berm will provide enhanced mitigation of sound near the Bayport Container Terminal for both the El Jardin and Seabrook communities, while also beautifying the area.

The Port Houston Trees program with Houston Wilderness, a community tree planting project, was also recognized during the ceremony.

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Topics: maritime, Houston, community, stewardship, projects, environment

Port Hosts JOC Gulf Shipping Conference

Posted by Port Houston on Jun 11, 2019 8:33:53 AM

Caption: Port Houston Executive Director Roger Guenther

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Topics: maritime, container, ports, Houston, shipping, Gulf Coast

Port Houston Exhibits Major Growth in Resin Exports

Posted by Port Houston on Jun 10, 2019 8:23:11 AM

Caption: May Port Commission meeting

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Topics: maritime, ports, Houston, resins, petrochemical

Port Houston’s Maritime Education Program Prepares Students for Maritime Careers

Posted by Port Houston on Jun 5, 2019 10:59:36 AM

Port Houston’s maritime education program has gained momentum in recent years, providing professional opportunities for students in local school districts.

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Topics: maritime, ports, Houston, education, Texas, careers

New Port Economic Impact Study Results Released

Posted by Port Houston on Jun 5, 2019 10:42:05 AM

John Martin of Martin Associates presents at April Port Commission meeting.

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Topics: maritime, ports, Houston, economy, Texas, impact

Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher Tours Bayport Container Terminal via Fireboat

Posted by Port Houston on May 28, 2019 4:33:26 PM

 

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Topics: maritime, ports, Houston, shipping, Texas, legislature, government relations

Port Houston Welcomes Gabonese Officials for Commercial Discussion

Posted by Port Houston on May 2, 2019 7:58:47 AM

Port Houston welcomed a group of Gabonese officials and a representative of Houston-based energy company, VAALCO Energy Group, for a discussion on the port’s infrastructure, growth and investments April 17. Notably in attendance was the deputy director of the Prime Minister of Gabon’s Cabinet.

Chief Legal Officer Erik Eriksson and Chief Information Technology Officer Charles Thompson provided welcome remarks; and Senior Trade Development Manager Will Whitehouse delivered a commercial presentation.

Group discussion covered maritime trade and development along the Houston Ship Channel including energy, containers and project cargoes. Port Houston staff also provided the guests with information on port’s background and history, public facilities and the Houston Ship Channel’s economic impact.

The delegation’s purpose for visiting Port Houston was to discuss trade, investment and development opportunities.

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Topics: maritime, ports, Houston, shipping, Texas, delegation, government relations

Port Commission Approves Mobile Emergency Radio Equipment

Posted by Port Houston on Apr 26, 2019 4:29:57 PM

The Port Commission of the Port of Houston Authority approved the purchase of Motorola equipment at its March public meeting, including radios, batteries, chargers and related hardware under the Houston-Galveston Area Council’s cooperative purchase program.

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Topics: ports, Houston, security, Texas, technology, commercial

AAPA Hosts Business Development Workshop at Port Houston

Posted by Port Houston on Apr 25, 2019 8:43:52 AM

Chief Commercial Officer John Moseley presents to AAPA group.

Port Houston welcomed nearly 30 industry professionals at the American Association of Port Authorities Business Development Workshop April 3.

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Topics: maritime, ports, Houston, shipping, business development

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