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Monthly Archives: November 2016

Port Houston Participates in Operation Turkey

Port Houston employees and their families celebrated the Thanksgiving holiday by volunteering their time and efforts at this year’s Operation Turkey event. Operation Turkey, a volunteer organization with its roots in Texas, focuses on ensuring those in need receive a warm meal on Thanksgiving Day. The organization’s success continues to grow and has spread nationally to […]

WEDA 2016 Gulf Coast Conference Held in Galveston

The Gulf Coast Chapter of the Western Dredging Association (WEDA) conducted its annual meeting Nov. 16 at the Hotel Galvez in Galveston, marking the first time the event has been held outside of New Orleans. The chapter represents the Gulf States of Texas, Alabama, Florida (West Coast), Georgia (Western), Louisiana and Mississippi. Over 180 industry professionals […]

Houston Ship Channel Security District Conducts Annual Meeting

The Houston Ship Channel Security District held its annual luncheon and directors meeting Nov. 8 at the Pasadena Convention Center. The organization, known for supporting and contributing to security projects in the Houston Port Region, represents over 225 chemical, refining and logistical service companies. The funds received through the District provided new boats, firefighting equipment, […]

Ambassador of the Republic of Azerbaijan Tours Port

Robert Cekuta, U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Azerbaijan, attended a port briefing Nov. 16 at the Port Authority Executive Building. Azerbijan is working to complete new port construction, and the visit was an opportunity for both organizations to connect regarding future trade and operations synergies. Azerbijan’s port is envisioned as a hub connecting raw […]

TXDOT Commissioner Laura Ryan Visits Port

The Port of Houston Authority welcomed Texas Dept. of Transportation Commissioner Laura Ryan Nov. 8 for a briefing at the port’s Bayport Container Terminal. Ryan is a member of the Texas Transportation Commission, which oversees the statewide activities of the transportation department. The primary focus on the meeting was to discuss the coordination of rail […]

Port Authority Gets New Brand: Port Houston

On November 14, the Port of Houston Authority launched its new brand, “Port Houston: The International Port of Texas.” The brand was developed for commercial and marketing use. The brand launch included an unveiling at the Executive Office Building during the organization’s quarterly huddle, where Executive Director Roger Guenther and port leadership provide updates and […]

Solid Performance Reported at 2016 State of the Port

Port Authority Chairman Janiece Longoria reported continued solid results when she addressed a crowd of port stakeholders, partners and public officials at the Greater Houston Partnership’s State of the Port event Nov. 9 at the Omni Hotel. “The primary driver for our future is container traffic, both import and export, which currently is 70 percent […]

Port Authority Participates in UH Supply Chain Symposium

The Port of Houston and the Panama Canal was the theme of the University of Houston’s Bauer College of Business Supply Chain Fall Symposium Nov. 4 at the institution’s main campus. The Bauer Supply Chain Forum provides a conduit for information exchanges between the colleges’ program and the greater Houston business community through the engagement and […]

Texas’ Senior Senator Tours Barbours Cut Terminal

Sen. John Cornyn, Texas’ senior senator, toured the Barbours Cut container terminal in early November, seeing firsthand the ongoing improvements at the Port of Houston Authority’s first container terminal. The facility opened in 1977. Cornyn met with Executive Director Roger Guenther and Port Authority staff members and was provided an overview of the port prior […]

Port Authority Small Business Advisory Council Prepares for Legislative Session

A 2017 legislative briefing was provided by the government relations department for the Port of Houston Authority’s Small Business Advisory Council during its quarterly meeting that was held Nov. 7. Commissioner John Kennedy led the meeting with the support of the port’s small business outreach department in a discussion related to promoting small businesses in […]

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