Port Partners

Port Houston values its relationships with partners and stakeholders.

Numerous local, state and federal governmental entities are Port Houston stakeholders. The members of the Port Commission are appointed by local jurisdictions; the State of Texas authorized the creation of the Port of Houston Authority as a navigation district and granted certain property to it; and the federal government partners with Port Houston in some of its most important projects, including the maintenance of the Houston Ship Channel.

Other Port Houston stakeholders include the communities surrounding the Houston Ship Channel. The Chairman’s Citizen Advisory Council provides an open line of communication between the Port Commission and communities in and around Port Houston.

The following is a summary list of important Port Houston stakeholder and partner entities, governments and organizations.

Lobbying Partners:
Saitas and Seales Inc.

Federal Government:
The White House
Office of Management and Budget
U.S. Senate
U.S. House of Representatives
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Southwest Division
Galveston District
U.S. Department of Homeland Security
U.S. Coast Guard
Customs and Border Protection
U.S. Department of Transportation
Maritime Administration
U.S. Department of Commerce
Environmental Protection Agency
U.S. Trade Representative
U.S. Small Business Administration
Foreign Trade Zones Board

State Government:
State of Texas
Texas Department of Transportation
Texas Freight Advisory Committee
Port Authority Advisory Committee
Texas Commission on Environmental Quality

Local Government:
Harris County
City of Houston
City of Pasadena

National and Multi-State Maritime Associations:
American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA)
Gulf Intracoastal Canal Association (GICA)
Gulf Ports Association of the Americas (GPAA)
National Waterways Conference (NWC)

State Maritime Associations:
Texas Ports Association

Other Local Stakeholders:
East Harris County Manufacturers Association
Economic Alliance Houston Port Region
Galveston Bay Foundation
Greater Houston Partnership
Greater Houston Port Bureau
Gulf Coast Rail District
Houston Pilots
Houston Ship Channel Security District
Houston-Galveston Area Council
Transportation Policy Council
Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County (METRO)
Port Terminal Railroad Association
West Gulf Maritime Association