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Monthly Archives: November 2016

Port Participates in New Financial Transparency Program

The Comptroller of Public Accounts launched the Texas Comptroller Leadership Circle program in 2009 to encourage local governments to meet high standards for online financial transparency.  The Port of Houston Authority applied for and received Leadership Circle gold level awards in 2012 and 2013, and platinum level awards in 2014 and 2015. In 2016, that […]

US-ASEAN Business Council and U.S. Ambassadors Visit Port

The Port of Houston Authority hosted the U.S. Association of Southeast Asian Nations Business Council (US-ASEAN) and two U.S. ambassadors, the Hon. Craig Allen (ambassador to Brunei) and the Hon. Ted Osius (ambassador to Vietnam) Oct. 4. The focus of the tour was for the U.S. ambassadors to speak and meet with various cities and […]

PHA’s Maintenance Team: Building the Port Together

The Port of Houston Authority held a small business industry forum workshop Oct. 18, highlighting the port’s maintenance contracts and vendor opportunities. PHA Senior Director of Maintenance Paulo Soares gave a presentation providing an inside look of port maintenance operations to nearly 30 small business representatives. Soares’ presentation included the different types of procurement methods, […]

Port Authority Hosts TCEQ Drayage Truck Program Grant Workshop

The Port of Houston Authority welcomed environmental, trucking and transportation professionals for the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) Drayage Truck Incentive Program grant workshop Oct. 17 held at the Executive Building. The TCEQ Drayage Truck Incentive Program was designed to provide incentives for the replacement of vehicles and equipment operating at various seaports and […]

Navy Rear Admiral Ishee Visits Port

U.S. Navy Rear Admiral Thomas Ishee, Deputy Commander, Joint Functional Component Command for Global Strike, and his staff visited with Port Authority leadership Oct. 17 for Houston Navy Week. The Navy Week program is an annual outreach effort in various cities throughout the United States and is designed to bring awareness and educate communities and leaders […]

Port Authority Sponsors Third Annual “Park to Port” Bike Ride

The Port of Houston Authority partnered with Hermann Park Conservancy for the third annual “Park to Port” Bike Ride, which was held Oct. 15. Riders started in Hermann Park by Bill Coats Bridge, heading east through the recently rehabilitated Bayou Greenway trail on Brays Bayou, ending up at the Port of Houston. More than 1,000 […]

Turkey Iron and Steel Forum Held at Port

A forum focusing on the iron and steel business from Turkey that was held at the Port of Houston Authority Oct. 7 featured a delegation of steel exporters visiting Houston from Turkey. The meeting was held in collaboration with the Turkish Consulate General in Houston. The delegation was headed by Namik Ekinci, chairman of the […]

Port University Course Brings Small Businesses Together

The Port of Houston Authority held its semi-annual Port University workshop during the month of October. Port University, a four-week training course, is an outreach program designed to educate small businesses about business opportunities at the Port Authority. The workshops are presented in collaboration with the University of Houston Small Business Development Center. More than […]

Port Authority Participates in “Dredging Your Docks” Conference

The annual “Dredging Your Docks” conference sponsored by Chris Ransome and Associates was held Nov. 2 at Brady’s Landing restaurant. The seminar was developed to provide an opportunity for industry professionals to learn about and raise awareness for maintenance dredging in ports and harbors. More than 100 maritime industry professionals attended the workshop. Topics discussed during the […]

U.S. Congressman John Culberson Visits Port

The Harbor Maintenance Trust Fund, the importance of dredging the Houston Ship Channel, and the economic impact of the Port of Houston were discussion topics during an Oct. 24 visit by Congressman John Culberson, whose district includes areas of west Houston and Harris County. Port Authority Chairman Janiece Longoria provided welcome remarks on behalf of […]

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