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Ric Campo Reappointed as Chairman of the Port Commission

For immediate release Jan. 12, 2021     Harris County Commissioners Court and Houston City Council Reappoint Ric Campo as Chairman of the Port of Houston Authority Reginald McKamie appointed Pilot Board Chair    HOUSTON –  Harris County Commissioners Court and Houston City Council met in joint session Monday, reappointing Houston businessman Ric Campo to […]

New Asia Service to Call Port Houston

For Immediate Release Dec. 22, 2020   New Asia Service to Call Port Houston Texas Oversized Market Seen as Prime Area for Carrier Growth   HOUSTON – Port Houston will be the first port of call in the United States on a new direct Trans-Pacific Asia service being launched by THE Alliance called the “EC6,” […]

Port of Houston #1 Port in U.S.

For Immediate Release Nov. 23, 2020   Port of Houston #1 Port in U.S. Ranks first in total tonnage   HOUSTON – The Houston Ship Channel port complex and its public and private terminals, collectively known as the Port of Houston, is now the number one port in the United States in terms of total […]

Port Houston Foreign Trade Zone Conference Draws Businesses

More than 100 attendees learned the benefits, costs, best practices and processes of operating business in a foreign trade zone at Port Houston’s foreign trade zone conference August 24. Port Houston manages Foreign Trade Zone #84, which includes many privately owned and port-owned sites located throughout the Houston region and Harris County, Texas. Currently, FTZ […]

Port Chairman Recognized as “Maritime Person of the Year” at Annual Maritime Dinner

Port Commission Chairman Janiece Longoria was honored with the prestigious “Maritime Person of the Year” award at the Greater Houston Port Bureau’s Annual Maritime Dinner August 19. More than 700 industry executives, government officials and colleagues attended the event to support the Chairman. City of Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner provided a city proclamation on behalf […]

Interagency Mentor Protégé Program Graduates Gain Business Experience

In July, Port Houston’s small business department hosted a graduation reception for the Interagency Mentor Protégé Program 2017 class on the M/V Sam Houston. With the guidance of local agencies, twenty-one protégés are now on the path to discovering new resources and taking their companies to new heights after completing the program. Port Houston is […]

IKEA Expands at Port Houston

Home furnishings retail giant IKEA cited two primary reasons for selecting Baytown for a new distribution center: the fact that Houston is one of the largest cities in the United States and proximity to the Port of Houston. The new IKEA facility, which employs 200 people or “co-workers,” just opened in April of this year […]

Port Commission Approves Reimbursable Agreement with NOAA on Oceanographic Data System

The Port Commission has authorized execution of an agreement with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, for the enhancement, management, operations, maintenance and repair of the Houston-Galveston Physical Oceanographic Real-Time System, commonly known as PORTS. The agreement with the agency, part of the U.S. Department of Commerce, was approved during a public meeting July 25. […]

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