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Monthly Archives: February 2017

Port Houston’s Bayport Container Terminal Reaches 10-Year Milestone

Port Houston recognized the 10-year anniversary of the Bayport Container Terminal this February. Owned and operated by the port, the Bayport Container Terminal is considered the most modern and environmentally friendly container terminal on the U.S. Gulf Coast today. “We are proud of the growth of the Bayport Terminal since its opening a decade ago. Its […]

Big Year Ahead for the Houston International Seafarers’ Center

The year 2017 will be a big year for the Houston International Seafarers’ Center (HISC). As center officials prepare for their move to a new location by the port’s executive building, they have adapted to new challenges and changes to improve their operations. Some of the milestones for the organization this decade have included a […]

Port Houston Hosts Small Business Capital Projects and Subcontracting Opportunities Workshop

Port Houston’s Small Business and Education Outreach Department hosted more than 70 attendees at the 2017 Capital Improvement Projects and Subcontracting Opportunities Workshop Feb. 16 in the port’s Executive Building. Port Houston’s Project Management team provided an overview of anticipated capital projects and discussed how to do business with the port as a contractor, professional […]

Infrastructure and Port Ministry from St. Lucia Visits Port

Port Houston welcomed government officials from the Ministry of Infrastructure, Ports, Energy and Labour and the Saint Lucia Air and Seaports Authority (SLASA) for a briefing Feb. 17. Stan Swigart, director of marketing and external communications for the port provided an overview of the Port of Houston. The officials visited to learn and discuss opportunities […]

Lone Star Harbor Safety Committee Celebrates Five Years

The Lone Star Harbor Safety Committee held its first meeting of the year Feb. 10, which marks the organization’s five-year anniversary. The group held its annual election for several terms on the board and had a visit from Rear Admiral David Callahan of the 8th U.S. Coast Guard District. Port of Houston fire fighters, tug […]

Port Houston Participates in Maritime and Logistics Partners Symposium

The Port of Houston Partners in Maritime Education Program and the Houston Pilots welcomed more than 85 businesses at a recent forum about maritime initiatives aimed at preparing the next generation of leaders. The Maritime and Logistics Partners Symposium was held Feb. 7 in Deer Park. Port Houston Senior Director of Small Business and Education […]

Port of Houston Authority to Enter Into Agreement with TXDOT and PTRA

The Port Commission of the Port of Houston Authority has authorized an agreement with the Texas Department of Transportation (TXDOT) and Port Terminal Railway Association (PTRA) to carry out the Broadway Second Main Track Project. The Broadway Second Main Track Project replaces an existing single-track railroad bridge over Broadway Street with double-track bridge structures, to […]

Commissioner Dean Corgey Reappointed to Port Commission

Dean E. Corgey has been reappointed to the Port Commission of the Port of Houston Authority Jan. 25, 2017, by the Houston City Council. He serves on the port’s Pension and Benefits Committee. He has been vice president of the Seafarers International Union (SIU), and has been responsible for the Gulf Coast region since 1990. […]

Port Houston Draws Big Crowd at Synthetic Resin Symposium

Port Houston welcomed nearly 300 supply chain professionals, beneficial cargo owners and exporters at its second Synthetic Resin Symposium Jan. 24 at the Sheraton Houston North Hotel at Bush Intercontinental Airport. Resin, also known as polyethylene (PE), is a top export for Port Houston. The symposium focused on the resin supply chain, market demand, production […]