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Building the Next Generation of Maritime Workers

Posted by Chris Virk-Brown on February 18, 2022 at 11:08 AM


“In recent years, we have seen record growth at Port Houston and throughout the Houston Ship Channel complex. The maritime workforce remains essential to the ongoing success and stability of our region. Port Houston is committed to supporting the development of a robust maritime workforce, and our Maritime Education Program exists for this purpose,” states Roger Guenther, Executive Director of Port Houston.

More than half of the region’s maritime workers are age 50 or older and quickly approaching retirement. There is a growing need for talent in all areas of maritime and industry-related occupations, including transportation, logistics and supply chain management, environmental, security, emergency management and various positions with ocean-going carriers.

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Topics: maritime, education, workforce, careers

Celebrating Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in the Maritime Workforce

Posted by Chris Virk-Brown on December 1, 2021 at 12:03 PM

Maersk’s rainbow container made its way around the world to Port Houston’s Barbours Cut Container Terminal. This colorful container has served as a symbol of equity, inclusion and diversity where all employees, partners, and customers feel welcomed and can be themselves without judgment or fear.

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Topics: maritime, leadership, workforce, careers, people

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

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

Keeping the Cranes Running: Port Houston Maintenance Veteran and Essential Worker Recognized for 45 Years of Service

Posted by Port Houston on May 18, 2020 at 4:49 PM

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Caption: Quintin Reynolds

It takes a lot of hands to move cargo across Port Houston’s docks, including the maintenance staff, who support Port Houston’s equipment and assets. One of the essential Port employees working on the front lines throughout the COVID-19 pandemic is Quintin Reynolds, a maintenance foreman at the Barbours Cut Container Terminal, who recently received recognition for 45 years of service at Port Houston.

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Topics: maritime, container, cranes, ports, maintenance, people

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

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

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