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Port Invests in Turning Basin Rail and Switch Project

Port Houston is investing $2 million biannually in its rail track switches to keep freight moving, and this process for upgrading infrastructure changes with the times as cargoes and methods evolve. In 2014, Port Houston’s operations division decided to take inventory of the number of rail switches, both active and inactive, at the Turning Basin […]

Apprenticeships valued at transportation workforce meeting

Port Houston welcomed more than 50 partners and transportation experts for a Registered Apprenticeship Program meeting with the U.S. Department of Labor and TransPORTS July 13 at the port’s executive building. TransPORTS is a U.S. Department of Labor national industry intermediary, leading the development of nationally-registered apprenticeship programs in transportation and logistics with a focus […]

Port Houston Retiree Receives Honorary Pilot Award

It takes unique skills and endurance to be a Houston Pilot, safely navigating some of the world’s largest ships in and out of the Houston Ship Channel, one of the most challenging waterways in the world. Longtime Port Houston employee, Mike Usher, who retired in December 2016 after 32 years of service, recently received an […]

Buffalo Bayou: 10 Years Clean and Green

Working with Shell Oil Company and the Buffalo Bayou Partnership, Port Houston helped create the Buffalo Bayou “Clean and Green” Program in 2007 – and this month, the partnership is celebrating the 10th anniversary of the program. Port Houston is proud of its success, which was spearheaded in large part by the efforts of former […]

Barbours Cut Container Terminal Celebrates 40th Anniversary

This spring, Port Houston recognized the 40th anniversary of the Barbours Cut Container Terminal. Since the opening of this facility in 1977, the port has grown to handle 68 percent of all container activity in the U.S Gulf of Mexico and has become one of the world’s busiest ports by waterborne cargo tonnage. The beginning […]

The Anniversary of the “New” Panama Canal

Caption: Port Chairman Janiece Longoria, Executive Director Roger Guenther and Chief Commercial Officer Ricky Kunz visit the Panama Canal in 2014.   It’s been a full year since the opening of the expanded Panama Canal, and the worldwide maritime community has taken note of this important milestone to the main passageway for ships to cross […]

Port Houston Hosts HISD Externship Program

Port Houston welcomed seven teachers from Houston Independent School District’s Career Readiness Department as part of their Teacher Externship Week June 26-29. The educators visited the Port Houston Executive Building, maritime industry partners and participated in educational tours and hands-on activities. The group toured the port’s Bayport Container Terminal as well as several private companies and […]

Chinese Delegation Visits Port

Port Houston hosted Chinese officials from four ministries June 2 at the Bayport Container Terminal. Executives from the Chinese Federation of Logistics and Purchasing, private sector Chinese distributors, cold chain providers and retailers visited the port to discuss best practices in the refrigerated cargo supply chain. Houston is home to four main warehouse companies with […]

Port Hosts Economic Development Workshop

Port Houston’s FTZ and Economic Development department hosted 35 local economic development professionals for a workshop June 14. The workshop included a roundtable discussion, briefing and tour of the Bayport Container Terminal. The event was designed for the port to engage with economic entities and stakeholders about their community development needs serving the Houston port […]

Port Houston Hosts Harris County Mayors’ and Councils’ Association Tour

Port Houston staff and Port Commissioners Stephen DonCarlos and Roy Mease recently hosted mayors, council members and administration from 29 cities in the Greater Houston area for an educational tour along the Houston Ship Channel. These cities make up the Harris County Mayors’ and Councils’ Association. Commissioner Stephen DonCarlos represents these cities on the Port […]

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