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June 26, 2015 -- The Lake Charles Harbor and Terminal District Board of Commissioners on Monday voted unanimously to name Barbara McManus as president of the board. More
June 24, 2015 -- The Port of Houston Authority's Port Commission on Tuesday received a report on cargo activity from Executive Director Roger Guenther, who announced that the port has handled more than 16 million tons of cargo during the first five months of the year. More
June 22, 2015 -- The Port of Beaumont Board of Commissioners today voted unanimously to direct Port Director & CEO Chris Fisher to move forward with a partnership project with Kinder Morgan Energy Partners for the Bulk Terminal Rail Expansion Project. More
June 22, 2015 -- The Board of Trustees of the Galveston Wharves today voted unanimously to adopt a resolution requesting that the Texas Division of Emergency Management and the Federal Emergency Management Agency take steps to disburse funds to the port and other entities regarding public assistance grants for repair of damages incurred during Hurricane Ike. More
June 21, 2015 -- The United States Coast Guard on Friday discovered a 100-yard area of oil seepage along the beach on the Bolivar Peninsula. More
June 19, 2015 -- The United States Coast Guard on Thursday performed two rescues related to the first leg of the Great Texas 300 catamaran race, which started in South Padre Island and ends in Galveston. More w/Video
June 18, 2015 -- The Port of Orange Board of Commissioners on Monday voted unanimously to award a $197,380 contract to Trans-Global Solutions, Inc. for rehabilitation of the railroad crossing at Childers Road. More
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June 16, 2015 -- The United States Coast Guard today closed waterways from Matagorda Bay to Galveston Bay as Tropical Storm Bill arrives at the coast of Texas. More
June 15, 2015 -- The United States Coast Guard today advised the public to stay off the water and has issued a port condition change to put in place readiness requirements for entities throughout the port due to an approaching tropical disturbance. More
June 10, 2015 -- The United States Coast Guard today responded to an allision that impacted a cargo tank aboard a barge in the upper Houston Ship Channel, which caused the release of naphtha, a volatile petroleum mixture, prompting a shelter-in-place in the area and closure of the ship channel until early in the afternoon. More w/Video
June 10, 2015 -- The Houston District Export Council, the Economic Alliance Houston Port Region, and the Greater Houston Partnership on Wednesday hosted a panel of civic and business leaders which highlighted the consequences for American exporters if the United States Export-Import Bank authorization expires. More
June 10, 2015 -- The United States Army Corps of Engineers on Tuesday provided an update on the progress of the decommissioning of the STURGIS, a barge that housed a nuclear power plant, at the Port of Galveston, including a tour of the ship for local and state representatives. More
June 10, 2015 -- The Board of Trustees of the Galveston Wharves on Monday voted 4-3, with Chair Ben Holland, Vice Chair Edward Walsh and Richard DeVries opposed, to utilize the City of Galveston’s health insurance plan for the port’s employees. More
June 09, 2015 -- The 842nd Transportation Battalion today held a change of command ceremony at its headquarters at the Port of Beaumont, with Lieutenant Colonel Darrin Bowser turning command over to Lieutenant Colonel Brad Bane. More
June 09, 2015 -- Houston Pilots Association Presiding Officer Captain Michael A. Morris today issued a statement in response to the release of findings by the National Transportation Safety Board regarding the March 22, 2014 ship-barge collision at the Texas City Y intersection of the Houston Ship Channel. More
June 08, 2015 -- Port Freeport's Board of Commissioners at their June 4 meeting unanimously elected Ravi Singhania Chairman of the Port Commission. More
June 08, 2015 -- Lakewood Yacht Club on Saturday announced the winners of the Serralles Shoe Regatta. More
June 08, 2015 -- The Port of Houston Authority on Friday hosted a visit from a Congressional delegation focusing on the port's safety and security measures. More
May 27, 2015 -- The Jefferson and Orange County Board of Pilot Commissioners on Wednesday met with Brad Boney, a member of the Board of Pilot Commissioners for the Ports of Galveston County, at the request of Governor Greg Abbott's Office. More
May 27, 2015 -- The United States Coast Guard today responded to a vessel that ran aground off the coast of Port Arthur, Texas. More
May 26, 2015 -- The Board of Trustees of the Galveston Wharves today voted unanimously to awarded a contract for Cruise Terminal 2 berth and mooring improvements to J.W. Kelso Company, Inc., for an amount not to exceed $2,197,067; and also voted unanimously to approve an amendment to the design-build agreement with Webber, LLC, relating to expansion of the terminal. More
May 22, 2015 -- Lakewood Yacht Club will host the fifth annual Hatteras Rendezvous, which will feature a variety of activities, on June 25-28. More
May 22, 2015 -- The United States Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District today announced that it has awarded an $11,492,530 contract to Great Lakes Dredge and Dock Company for maintenance dredging of the Galveston inner and outer bar, entrance channel and extended entrance channel, as well as the Houston Ship Channel between Bolivar Road and Redfish Island. More
May 22, 2015 -- The Sixth Annual National Maritime Day Commemoration Ceremony took place Thursday at Pier 21 in Galveston. More
May 21, 2015 -- Margaret Dunning, an American businesswoman and philanthropist, known as the Belle of the Concours, passed away just one month shy of her 105th birthday. Bob Fuller, chair of Lakewood Yacht Club's Keels & Wheels Concours 'd Ellegance shared his thoughts. More
May 20, 2015 -- The Port of Orange Board of Commissioners on Monday voted unanimously to award a contract to Javeler Marine Services to conduct a Hydrographic Survey of the port’s expansion property off of Alabama Street past George Street Complex around to the Pier Road Terminal. More
May 19, 2015 -- More than 20 members of Economic Alliance Houston Port Region recently traveled to Washington, D.C. to advocate regional priorities. More
May 19, 2015 -- The Port of Houston Authority Commission today voted unanimously to issue a request for proposals for strategic marketing and creative design services in connection with the Strategic Plan recently approved by the port commission, which Port Director Roger Guenther said is necessary for the port’s continued growth. More
May 19, 2015 -- The Port of Houston Authority has published a news release about Tuesday's meeting of the Port Commission. More
May 18, 2015 -- The Port of Beaumont Board of Commissioners today voted unanimously to reappoint C.A. “Pete” Shelton as president of the board. More
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