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Monthly Archives: December 2016

Port Participates in Junior Achievement “JA Inspire” Event

Port Houston’s Maritime Education Outreach department participated in the Junior Achievement of Southeast Texas’ “JA Inspire” event December 7-8 at the George R. Brown Convention Center. More than 10,000 middle school students from the greater Houston region attended to learn about potential careers, experience, benefits and certifications available. Participating school districts included Deer Park, Galena […]

Shoeboxes for Seafarers!

Port Houston is giving back this holiday season by collecting employee donations for the Houston International Seafarers’ Center, Inc. to support the “Shoeboxes for Seafarers” Program. During the holidays, the center and a number of other groups and religious organizations from across Houston fill and wrap more than 10,000 shoeboxes for visiting seafarers from 70 […]

Lone Star Harbor Safety Committee Dredging Group Evaluates Soundings

The Lone Star Harbor Safety Committee (LSHSC)’s Dredging and Marine Construction Subcommittee met at Port Houston’s Executive Building for their final meeting of 2016. The group is chaired by Port Houston Project Manager David Casebeer, who reported that the dredging of the Bayport Channel is scheduled to be completed in late December. Orion Marine Group […]

Port Receives Our Great Region Excellence Award

Port Houston’s Small Business and Maritime Education programs received the Our Great Region Excellence Award from the Houston-Galveston Area Council (H-GAC) Dec. 2. The award is the highest-level of recognition from the organization, which covers 13 surrounding counties, including Harris County. H-GAC is the regional organization through which local governments consider issues and cooperate in […]

First Vessel Arrives at New Bayport RoRo Facility

Port Houston has negotiated a lease with Auto Warehousing Company (AWC) of Tacoma, Washington, for a new automotive terminal at Bayport, in the facility formerly used for cruise operations. The long-term lease of the RoRo terminal will allow AWC to discharge new vehicles and perform accessory work for an auto distribution business. The first ship, […]

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