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Monthly Archives: March 2017

Port Commission Approves Environmental Policy

The Port of Houston Authority’s environmental policy was recently updated and approved by the Port Commission at a public meeting March 21. Since the first environmental policy was approved in 1991, the port has been committed to conducting operations using a systematic approach to environmental management in order to help protect and preserve the natural […]

Port Houston Participates at Trash Bash

Port Houston team members, their families and friends gathered together near Sims Bayou to volunteer at this year’s Rivers, Lakes, Bays and Bayous “Trash Bash” March 25. In addition to providing volunteers, Port Houston also supported the event as a platinum level sponsor. In its 24th consecutive year, Trash Bash is the largest single-day waterway […]

Corps Presents Texas Coastal Protection Feasibility Study

Sharon Tirpak, Deputy Chief of Project Management of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers – Galveston District provided a presentation on the ongoing Texas Coastal Protection and Restoration Feasibility Study. She highlighted the study’s Houston-Galveston area at the March 7 Waterways Utilization meeting for the Lone Star Harbor Safety Committee. The $19.8 million study, which […]

Port Houston’s Emergency Manager Receives Lou Harrell Emergency Manager of the Year Award

Port Houston’s Emergency Manager Colin Rizzo received the Lou Harrell Emergency Manager of the Year Award at the Emergency Management Association of Texas (EMAT) Symposium in San Marcos, Texas, March 7. The award recognizes and honors a member whose comprehensive emergency management program epitomizes the best in Texas emergency management practices. The criteria for the […]

Texas Ports Association Supports Filing of Senate Bill 28

Senate Bill 28, which focuses on financing of ports, was filed in the Texas State Legislature Monday, March 6. Port Houston Executive Director Roger Guenther, President of the Texas Ports Association (TPA), provided a statement on the legislative action: “On behalf of all Texas ports, I want to thank Lt. Governor Dan Patrick and State […]

International Republican Institute, Nigerian National Assembly Delegation Visits Port

Port Houston welcomed five representatives of Nigeria’s National Assembly for a briefing during their U.S. study mission Mar. 3. Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner’s office arranged for the delegation to visit Port Houston to gain insight about the role of ports, maritime commerce, international business and the economic relationships between the U.S. and Texas and the […]

Port of Houston Authority Receives Investment Policy Certification Award

The Port of Houston Authority has been awarded another Certificate of Distinction for its investment policy by the Government Treasurers’ Organization of Texas (GTOT). The Port Authority first received a certificate in March 2013, and a renewal certificate in 2015. The latest Certificate is valid for a two-year period through February 2019. GTOT sponsors an […]

Houston Fuel Oil Terminal Company Commits to Dock Expansion, Agreement with Port of Houston Authority

After more than two years of feasibility study, Houston Fuel Oil Terminal Company has optioned and committed to build a new ship dock #5, adjacent to the Houston Ship Channel, under a 30-year lease with the Port Authority. The new ship dock will support the import and export of liquid petroleum products for the company’s […]

Harris County Commissioner Rodney Ellis Tours Port

Commissioner Rodney Ellis visited the Port of Houston Feb. 23 for a briefing and tour. Ellis recently joined the Harris County Commissioners Court as Commissioner for Precinct One after having served the Houston area for 25 years in the Texas Senate. Port Chairman Janiece Longoria and Port Commissioner Clyde Fitzgerald welcomed Commissioner Ellis and his […]