Port Houston Blog

Port Welcomes Coast Guard Merchant Marine Industry Trainee

Earlier this year, Lieutenant Brett Belanger with the U.S. Coast Guard contacted Port Houston about becoming a host for the Merchant Marine Industry Training Program. With the port’s strong relationship with the organization, the Port Commission approved the request. Brett Belanger, in the Coast Guard’s prevention track, was selected and assigned to Sector Houston-Galveston. Having […]

Port Employees Volunteer at Oyster Reef Restoration Project

Port Houston’s team joined Galveston Bay Foundation volunteers July 22 for this year’s Oyster Reef Restoration Project. Port Houston enjoyed a great turnout, as 34 volunteers showed up at the Sweetwater Bay Preserve in Galveston, ready to work. Team members took turns bagging, carrying and stacking over 350 bags of recycled oyster shells along the […]

Port Holds Perishables Roundtable

Port Houston hosted nearly 35 industry professionals throughout the country during a Perishables Roundtable event at the port’s Executive Building July 13. The attendees discussed refrigerated cargo imports, Houston’s reefer capacity, Customs and Border Protection and USDA requirements, infrastructure developments and logistics. Participants included importers, exporters, buyers, retailers, brokers, cold storage warehouses, ocean carriers, truckers […]

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 […]