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Monthly Archives: May 2017

Port Houston Wins American Marketing Association Crystal Awards

Port Houston’s Marketing and External Communications team won two American Marketing Association Crystal Awards at the association’s 31st Annual Crystal Awards Gala May 11. The Crystal Awards is Houston’s largest marketing event and recognizes the best marketing in a wide variety of categories. The Port Houston team took home two awards in the branding category: […]

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Lieutenant General Visits Port

Port Houston hosted Lt. General Todd Semonite for a briefing and tour May 17. Semonite serves as the commanding general and chief of engineers for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.  The Corps is a critical partner to the port because of its mission to maintain the Houston Ship Channel. Port Chairman Janiece Longoria and […]

Port Houston Hosts Inaugural SteelCON Supply Chain Conference

Port Houston hosted the first American Institute of International Steel “SteelCON” Supply Chain Conference at the Houstonian Hotel May 19. The event provided steel expert analysis in key areas such as shipping, logistics, customs and international trade. Port Commissioner Theldon Branch III provided the keynote address at the event. “Steel and breakbulk cargo of all […]

Second Annual JOC Gulf Shipping Conference Draws Record Crowd

For the second year, Port Houston was the host port for the JOC Gulf Shipping Conference, a three-day industry forum organized by IHS Markit and JOC Events. Approximately 360 beneficial cargo owners, ports, carriers, shippers, freight forwarders and trucking representatives along the Gulf Coast attended the event to discuss the latest market trends and solutions […]

Port Houston Partners With Houston Area Urban League for Small Business Development

The Houston Area Urban League held a Small Business Development University workshop for small business owners and start-ups in the Houston region April 27. Creating a balanced business plan and having a reliable business strategy were topics discussed at the event. Port Houston partnered with the organization for small business outreach to promote economic growth […]

Maritime Graduates at Local High Schools Honored

In conjunction with the Port of Houston Partners in Maritime Education program, Port Houston sponsored graduation dinners for six high schools in four school districts adjacent to the Houston Ship Channel: Stephen F. Austin, Jack Yates, North Shore, Galena Park, LaPorte and Pasadena Dr. Kirk Lewis Career and Technical High School. These schools now recruit […]

Port Executive Director Honored with Bronze Anchor Award at Seafarers’ Center Gala

Port Houston Executive Director Roger Guenther received the Bronze Anchor Award at the Houston International Seafarers’ Center Maritime Gala May 6. Many industry stakeholders and the Port Commission as well as his family and friends were present to support Guenther for his recognition. Port Chairman Janiece Longoria and Port Commissioner Clyde Fitzgerald provided remarks for […]

Port Commission Approves 2016 CAFR Report

The Port Commission approved Port Houston’s fiscal year 2016 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) at a public meeting April 25. Port Houston is required by law to be audited each year by a Certified Public Accountant, and in addition to the auditor’s opinion, the CAFR incorporates Port Houston’s financial statements as well as supporting information. […]

Port Houston Represents at Maritime and Logistics Youth Expo

The Port Houston Small Business and Maritime Education Outreach Department participated at the 2017 Maritime and Logistics Youth Expo held at the San Jacinto College Maritime Technology and Training Center April 28. Nearly 700 students attended the expo, learning about different careers in the maritime and logistics industries. The expo featured presentations by mariners on […]

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