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

Posted by Port Houston on Jul 16, 2019 11:10:29 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

Texas Ports Association “Navigates the Future” at 1st Annual Conference

Posted by Port Houston on Mar 18, 2019 11:03:58 AM

Texas ports play a crucial role in the state’s economy, creating nearly 1.4 million jobs and a total of over $68 billion in federal, state and local tax revenue in the U.S., and about $7 billion of state and local taxes are supported in the state of Texas.

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Topics: maritime, navigation, ports, Houston, channel, Texas, waterway

Top U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Official Tours the Port of Houston

Posted by Port Houston on Aug 29, 2018 9:04:54 AM

Ryan Fisher, the second highest ranking civilian in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, visited the greater Port of Houston Aug. 21.

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Topics: maritime, ports, Houston, channel, Texas, waterway

Corps Major General Visits Port Houston

Posted by Port Houston on Aug 27, 2018 1:21:05 PM

Port Houston welcomed Major General Scott Spellmon, deputy commanding general for civil and emergency operations with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and his staff for a briefing and tour of the public and private terminals on the Houston Ship Channel.  

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Topics: maritime, navigation, Houston, dredging, channel, waterway

City of Houston Chief Resiliency Officer Visits Port Houston

Posted by Port Houston on Jul 17, 2018 11:34:49 AM

Port Houston hosted a briefing for the City of Houston's Chief Resiliency Officer Stephen Costello June 29.  Port staff highlighted the impacts of Hurricane Harvey on the Houston Ship Channel and discussed the need for strategies to minimize the effects of future flood and rain events on the waterway.

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Topics: ports, Houston, channel, government relations, waterway

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