Press Releases

Port Houston’s commitment to publicly informing the media, community and our customers about significant events that happen within the port  network and beyond, is one of our core values. As the local sponsor of the Houston Ship Channel, we post press releases and announcements about our commission meetings, new trade services and important terminal-related updates. You can see our latest press releases below, which are downloadable in PDF format.


November 23 – Port of Houston Number One Port in the US

November 11 – Port Houston Posts Historic Monthly Cargo Volume

November 6 – Port Houston Commission Budget Workshop Virtual Session Nov 10

October 29 – Port Houston Showing Strong Upturn

October 23 – Port Houston Commission Meeting Virtual Session Oct 27

October 19 – Port Houston Monthly Container Volumes Rise

October 13 – Port Houston Chairman Delivers 2020 State of the Port

October 6 – Kerrick Henny named Port Houston’s Chief Officer of Government and Public Relations

September 30 – Port Houston Community Grant Award Recipients Announced and Project 11 Continues on Schedule

September 21 – Port Houston Container Volumes Gaining Strength

August 19 – Bright Spots for Port Houston Cargo

July 28 – Port Commission Meeting July 30: Virtual Session

July 27 – Port Houston Volume Off Pace of Record 2019

June 24 – Port Houston Successfully Managing through Pandemic: Keeping People First

June 22 – Port Houston Commission Meeting June 23: Virtual Session

June 17 – Port Houston Awarded Nearly $80 Million INFRA Grant

May 20 – Port Houston Planning for the Future: Moves Forward on Expansion and Improvement Projects

May 19 – Port Houston Plans Continued Growth in Central and South America: New Representative Announced for this Key Area

May 18 – Port Houston Commission Meeting May 20: Virtual Session

May 13 – Tonnage Slips at Port Houston Amid Pandemic: Container Volume Up Year-to-Date

May 6 – Port Houston Achieves Security Management System ISO 28000 Recertification Continuing Long Commitment to Security

April 28 – Port Houston Moves Forward Despite COVID-19 Headwinds

April 24 – Port Commission April 28 Meeting is Virtual and Starts at 9:15 AM

April 24 – Houston Ship Channel Expansion Reaches Major Milestone: USACE Report Highlights Project’s National Benefits

April 8 – Container Activity Slowing at Port Houston: First-Quarter Volume Still Up

March 27 – Port Houston Cargo Volume Report

March 24 – The Port of Houston is Open For Business: Operations Are Considered Essential and Critical to America’s National Economy and Supply Chain

March 20 – Port Commission March Regular Meeting Canceled

March 19 – Operations Scheduled to Resume at Port Houston’s Bayport and Barbours Cut Container Terminals

February 13 – Progress Continues Toward Channel Widening and Deepening: Special Meeting Yields Positive News for Port Houston

February 12 – Port Houston Container Volume Spikes: Surge in Containers Follows Record Year

February 11 – Port Houston Commission Special Meeting: Set for Wednesday, February 12

February 6 – Port Houston Chairman Testifies Before Congress: Crucial Need to Widen the Houston Ship Channel

January 30 – Port Houston Sets Record for Containers

January 28 – Port Houston New Strategic Plan Approved: Sets Stage for the Future

January 27 – Port Houston Commission Regular Meeting Set for Tuesday, January 28

January 9 – Port Houston Awarded U.S. Transportation Dept. Grant for Important Business Case Study

December 19 – Port Houston Brings Holiday Cheer to Local Senior Citizens through its Silver Santa Project

December 11 – A Strong End of Year for Port Houston

December 10 – Port Houston Sets New Records at Container Terminals

December 9 – Port Houston Commission, Board of Pilots Regular Meetings Set for Wednesday, December 11

November 22 – Port Houston 2019 State of the Port: Houston Ship Channel Project 11 – Improvements to Benefit All

November 11 – Port Commission Approves 2020 Operating and Capital Budget: Demonstrating commitment to strategic vision and stewardship

November 7 – Special Port Commission Meeting Set for November 11: Procurement and Small Business Development Task Force and Pension and Benefits Committee also meet

October 23 – Port Commission Approves Move on Renewable Energy

October 14 – Port Houston Invites the Local Business Community for the Launch of the 2020 Disparity Study

October 2 – Sen. Ted Cruz Supports Houston Ship Channel Expansion Project

September 26 – Big Ship-to-Shore Cranes and Houston Ship Channel Expansion Work Authorized

September 20 – Port Houston Port Commission and Other Public Meetings Set for Tuesday, September 24, 2019

August 6 – Port Houston Secures New CMA CGM/Marfret MedCaribe Service

August 1 – Port Houston Sets Record on Container and Steel Volumes; Moves Forward on New Expansions

July 25 – Port Houston Commission, Board of Pilot Commissioners Meetings Set for Monday, July 29, 2019

July 15 – Universal Africa Lines to Call Port Houston City Docks: Port Houston facilities, operations and efficiencies highlighted

July 8 – Army Corps Tours Houston Ship Channel: Witnesses First-Hand Vessel Activity of the Nation’s Busiest Waterway

June 21 – Port Houston Commission, Board of Pilot Commissioners Regular Meetings Set for Tuesday, June 25

June 7 – Wendolynn Montoya Cloonan Appointed to Houston Port Commission