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Monthly Archives: January 2017

Port Commissioner Roy D. Mease Reappointed

Roy D. Mease was reappointed to the Port Commission of the Port of Houston Authority by the Pasadena City Council Jan. 17. Mease was originally appointed to the Port Commission by the council in 2013. An active member of the community, Mease serves on the port’s Procurement and Small Business Task Force. He is chairman […]

Port Houston Presents at SBA Export Workshop

Ricardo Arias, trade development manager for Port Houston, provided an overview of the port at the Small Business Administration’s Export Workshop at the Fort Bend County Small Business Development Center Jan. 4. Port Houston facilities, infrastructure developments, the port’s external website as well as other helpful resources for exporters were topics discussed at the event. “These […]

Japan Official Meets With Port Environmental Experts

Mitsuo Nagai, Chief Official of the Coastal Administration and Disaster Management Division of the Ports and Harbors Bureau of Japan, visited with the port’s environmental affairs department Jan. 11 at the Port of Houston Authority Executive Building. The invitation was extended through the Department of State’s International Visitor Leadership Program and the World Affairs Council […]

Bayport Dredging Reaches Milestone, Other Maintenance Dredging To Be Done

*Clarification: This blog clarifies information included in a previous post about the Bayport channel dredging published on 1/11. After two-plus years of deepening and widening the Bayport channel, most of the major construction dredging at the Bayport Ship Channel has been completed.  Maintenance dredging remains to be done by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers […]

Port Houston Chosen for Infrastructure Industry Liaison Program

The State of Texas has selected Port Houston to join its Infrastructure Industry Liaison Program. The port will coordinate with the State Intelligence Fusion Center as a resource for maritime related information and reports, providing real-time information and reporting suspicious activity. “This is a new program through the Texas Dept. of Public Safety, and we […]

Port of Houston Authority Receives Transparency Stars Awards

The Port of Houston Authority is the first port in Texas to receive awards under Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts Glenn Hegar’s newly enhanced Transparency Stars program. The new program recognizes local governments for going above and beyond in their transparency efforts. The port was awarded two Transparency Stars in December in the areas of […]

Record December and 2016 Overall for FTZ #84

The holiday season came on strong for Port Houston’s FTZ program, with six new private and public sites joining FTZ #84 in December. A total of 13 sites were added in 2016. The December showing led to a 15 percent increase in the total number of sites last month and a 28 percent increase in […]

Port Chairman Janiece Longoria Selected as 2017 Maritime Person of the Year

The Greater Houston Port Bureau recently announced that Janiece Longoria, Chairman of the Port Commission, Port of Houston Authority, has been named the 2017 Maritime Person of the Year. She will be recognized at the Port Bureau’s Annual Maritime Dinner August 19, 2017. “We are excited to honor Chairman Janiece Longoria as our 2017 Maritime […]

Katoen Natie Opens New Warehouse in Baytown

Katoen Natie, one of the largest global suppliers of logistics and distribution services based in Belgium, recently opened a new two million square foot logistics facility with 530 hopper car spots at their Chambers County Logistics Terminal in Baytown, Texas on December 9th. The first phase will ultimately be an 11 million square foot facility […]