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Monthly Archives: December 2016

Port Commissioner Clyde Fitzgerald Reappointed

Harris County Commissioners Court reappointed Port of Houston Authority Commissioner Clyde Fitzgerald Dec. 20. Fitzgerald serves on the Port Authority’s Audit committee and chairs the Pension and Benefits Committee. He joined the Port Commission in 2013. “Clyde Fitzgerald is an excellent Commissioner who works for the best interest of the Port of Houston and the […]

Port Houston Inspires Students at Junior Achievement Day

Port Houston employees volunteered their time and efforts at Port Houston Elementary during Junior Achievement’s “JA Day.” The educational partnership allowed members of the port community to interact with over 240 students ranging from Kindergarten through fifth grade. “The Junior Achievement program benefits the students at our local Port Houston Elementary and is an excellent […]

Brownwater University Class Offers “On the Water” Perspective

Twice a year, local Houston maritime stakeholders and various federal agency personnel come together to offer a two-day course on inland maritime and brownwater operations. Towing, barge, shipping captains, Coast Guard representatives and the Houston Pilots participate in an interactive seminar colloquially known as “Brownwater University” to improve communication between waterway operators and industry. “We […]

Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar Visits Port

The Port Authority welcomed Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar to the Bayport Container Terminal Dec. 15 as part of his statewide visit of Texas maritime, inland and border ports. The Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts is the chief steward of the state’s finances, serving as the chief tax collector, accountant, revenue estimator and treasurer for all […]

Perishables Market Expanding in Houston

Port Houston hosted its second Perishables Round Table Dec. 15 at the port’s Executive Building. The seminar gained interest back in September of 2016 when the port’s trade development team developed the framework for a new industry event featuring refrigerated cargo products and trends. “We wanted to highlight some of Houston’s reefer capacity, challenges and […]

Port Participates at Metro Export Plan Forum

Jordan Frisby, Port Houston’s Economic Analyst, contributed to the Greater Houston Partnership’s (GHP) Metro Export Plan Forum event December 14 along with representatives from ACM Logistics and Consulting, Houston District Export Council, Houston Airport System, Commercial Service Houston and the University of Houston’s Small Business Development Center. The theme of the event was “Houston Growing […]

Port Police Officers Donate Bikes for Holiday Season

The Port of Houston Police Department presented 13 bikes to students at Yolanda Black Navarro Middle School, formerly known as Jackson Middle School, Dec. 12.  The school’s administrator, Vice Principal Michael Hutchins, will distribute the bikes to students with perfect attendance and distinguished achievements. “You see, it is the officers who usually open up their […]

Port’s TradeLink Workshop Focuses on Houston Exports

Port Houston held its quarterly TradeLink workshop Dec. 13 at the Conroe Regional Chamber of Commerce. The seminar was focused on Houston exports, introducing small and mid-sized regional businesses to the basics of exporting, including costs, risks, commercial transactions, finding overseas markets, trade financing, documentation and logistics. The port started launching the TradeLink export promotion […]

Houston Pilots Announce 2017 Executive Board

The Houston Pilots, responsible for navigating some of the world’s largest ships on the Houston Ship Channel and into the Port of Houston, held their annual election Dec. 7. Captain Robert Shearon was re-elected to lead the organization as Presiding Officer in 2017. Members of the Executive Committee include Captain Sean Arbogast and Captain Matthew […]

Port Chairman Receives Honorary Distinction from Princess of Belgium

Chairman of the Port Commission, Janiece Longoria was bestowed, by royal decree, the distinction of Commander of the Order of the Crown by HRH Princess Astrid of Belgium at the Port of Antwerp and Port Houston’s joint supply chain seminar December 8.. The theme of the seminar was “building the supply chain of the future.” Chairman Longoria was given the award […]

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