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Monthly Archives: June 2017

Port Houston Hosts HISD Externship Program

Port Houston welcomed seven teachers from Houston Independent School District’s Career Readiness Department as part of their Teacher Externship Week June 26-29. The educators visited the Port Houston Executive Building, maritime industry partners and participated in educational tours and hands-on activities. The group toured the port’s Bayport Container Terminal as well as several private companies and […]

Chinese Delegation Visits Port

Port Houston hosted Chinese officials from four ministries June 2 at the Bayport Container Terminal. Executives from the Chinese Federation of Logistics and Purchasing, private sector Chinese distributors, cold chain providers and retailers visited the port to discuss best practices in the refrigerated cargo supply chain. Houston is home to four main warehouse companies with […]

Port Hosts Economic Development Workshop

Port Houston’s FTZ and Economic Development department hosted 35 local economic development professionals for a workshop June 14. The workshop included a roundtable discussion, briefing and tour of the Bayport Container Terminal. The event was designed for the port to engage with economic entities and stakeholders about their community development needs serving the Houston port […]

Port Houston Hosts Harris County Mayors’ and Councils’ Association Tour

Port Houston staff and Port Commissioners Stephen DonCarlos and Roy Mease recently hosted mayors, council members and administration from 29 cities in the Greater Houston area for an educational tour along the Houston Ship Channel. These cities make up the Harris County Mayors’ and Councils’ Association. Commissioner Stephen DonCarlos represents these cities on the Port […]

Port Commission Approves Bayport Container Yard Cranes

At its May 24 public meeting, the Port Commission approved the purchase of nine new rubber-tired gantry container yard cranes at the Bayport Container Terminal. The cranes are needed at the facility to meet current and projected growth in export business, provide equipment coverage for the port’s expanding container yard and maintain the highest service […]