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Project 11 Still On Track

Posted by Chris Virk-Brown on April 13, 2021 at 9:24 AM

The Houston Ship Channel Expansion - Project 11 has been authorized to begin construction with WRDA passing in December 2020 and a "new start" designation in January 2021. As the advocate and local sponsor of this crucial federal waterway, Port Houston is partnering with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers as well as private industry on a plan to expand the channel at an accelerated pace. With the help of those partners, Port Houston will begin the work this year, making the channel safer and more efficient and ensuring this waterway will continue to remain the national economic treasure it is today.

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Topics: navigation, shipping, Houston Ship Channel

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

Harris County Commissioner Adrian Garcia Receives FTZ Overview

Posted by Port Houston on October 3, 2019 at 4:51 PM

Caption: Harris County Commissoner Adrian Garcia with port staff.

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Topics: ports, Houston, trade, shipping, cargo, foreign trade zone

Record Gate Moves at Port Houston Container Terminals

Posted by Port Houston on September 25, 2019 at 7:31 AM

Caption: Busy truck gates at Bayport Container Terminal.

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Topics: maritime, container, ports, shipping, cargo, truck gates

Port Secures New CMA CGM/Marfret MedCaribe Service

Posted by Port Houston on August 20, 2019 at 8:52 AM

The Spirit of Melbourne called at Port Houston’s Bayport Container Terminal.

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Topics: maritime, container, Houston, shipping, cargo, Texas

Universal Africa Lines to Call Port Houston

Posted by Port Houston on August 16, 2019 at 8:20 AM

Port Houston maiden voyage plaque presentation with Port Houston staff, UAL representatives, M/V MarMalaita vessel Captain Slepchenko and stevedore Schroder Marine.

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Topics: maritime, Houston, shipping, cargo, breakbulk

Port Houston Successfully Completes NAVIS N4 Upgrade

Posted by Port Houston on July 30, 2019 at 7:56 AM

Caption: Port Houston container terminal truck gates.

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Topics: maritime, container, ports, Houston, shipping, technology, operations

Continuing Improvements: Houston Ship Channel Widening and Deepening is Gaining Momentum

Posted by Port Houston on July 16, 2019 at 11:10 AM

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ study of potential improvements to the Houston Ship Channel is nearing completion. The study, that began in 2015, has been conducted in partnership with Port Houston and has examined the feasibility and national benefits of various widening, deepening and other improvements for the channel. This will be the eleventh major improvement project to the waterway over its century and a half history.

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Topics: maritime, ports, dredging, shipping, waterway, Houston Ship Channel

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