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June 28, 2016 -- The Port of Beaumont Board of Commissioners on Monday voted unanimously to adopt a resolution to allow the port to possibly issue a total $155.8 million in revenue bonds for further development of the Orange County Terminal site, and for possible partial reimbursement to Jefferson Energy Companies for expenses related to the improvements. More
June 27, 2016 -- The Lake Charles Harbor and Terminal District Board of Commissioners last week voted unanimously to approve a construction management at-risk agreement with Alfred Palma, LLC for replacement of conveying systems at Bulk Terminal No. 1. More
June 27, 2016 -- The Board of Trustees of the Galveston Wharves today voted 6-0-1, with Gerald Sullivan abstaining, to approve a task order with Tetra Tech, Inc., under a purchasing agreement through the Houston-Galveston Area Council, for public assistance and cost recovery services related to damages caused by Hurricane Ike. More
June 20, 2016 -- The United States Army Corps of Engineers today provided an update regarding the decommissioning of the STURGIS, a barge that had housed a nuclear power plant, which is being dismantled in Galveston. More
June 20, 2016 -- The Houston International Seafarers Centers will honor Senior Vice President of the West Gulf Maritime Association Niels Aalund with the Bronze Anchor Award during its Annual Maritime Gala on September 24. More
June 18, 2016 -- The United States Coast Guard on Friday held a change-of-command ceremony to transfer command of Sector Houston-Galveston from Captain Brian Penoyer to Captain Peter Martin. More w/Video
June 14, 2016 -- The Port of Orange Board of Commissioners on Monday voted unanimously to appoint Commissioners John Young and Keith Wallace to a committee to approve expenditures to an amount not to exceed $50,000. More
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June 03, 2016 -- The United States Coast Guard today responded to a boat fire in West Bay, Texas. More w/Video
May 31, 2016 -- The United States Coast Guard on Tuesday lifted a safety zone on the Neches River following the end of an oil spill cleanup. More
May 29, 2016 -- The United States Coast Guard on Saturday closed a portion of the Neches River after a pipeline at the Jefferson Energy Terminal released approximately 880 gallons of oil into the Neches River. More
May 29, 2016 -- The United States Coast Guard today closed the Houston Ship Channel briefly due to flood levels at the San Jacinto River, which caused 12 barges to break free. More
May 25, 2016 -- The Port of Galveston has reported that it has topped the list of the country's ports with a substantial rise in passenger volume in 2015. More
May 25, 2016 -- The Lake Charles Harbor and Terminal District Board of Commissioners on Monday voted unanimously to award an approximately $577,000 contract to Preferred Electric, Inc. for new electric switchgear for Bulk Terminal-1. More
May 24, 2016 -- The Port Commission of the Port of Houston Authority on Monday voted unanimously to award a $26,196,370 contract to CYMI Industrial, Inc. for construction of Container Yard 6 South at the Bayport Container Terminal. More
May 23, 2016 -- The Port Commission of the Port of Houston Authority today approved a partnership with the United States Army Corps of Engineers for a cost-shared project that will allow for the beneficial use of clay mined from the Bayport Flare area. More
May 23, 2016 -- The Board of Trustees of the Galveston Wharves today voted unanimously to authorize Port Director Michael Mierzwa to enter into a three-month proof of concept proposal for valet cruise parking. More
May 23, 2016 -- The Port of Beaumont Board of Commissioners today hosted Gary Nami, ombudsman for the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve, to present the Patriot Award to Port Director & CEO Chris Fisher and Deputy Port Director Bill Carpenter. More
May 22, 2016 -- Port Freeport Commission Chair Ravi Singhania recently provided testimony to the Texas Senate Select Committee on Texas Ports regarding how the port can benefit from the Panama Canal expansion. More
May 20, 2016 -- The Port of Galveston hosted its annual National Maritime Day Commemoration Ceremony on Thursday afternoon. The event was moved to the Texas Cruise Terminal I, from the usual location at Pier 21 due to thunder showers, lightning, downtown street flooding and a tornado warning. More
May 17, 2016 -- Due to inclement weather the venue for Galveston’s National Maritime Day Observance and Memorial Ceremony has been relocated to Galveston Cruise Ship Terminal 1,(East End), 2502 Harborside Drive, Galveston, Texas. More
May 12, 2016 -- The Port of Orange Board of Commissioners on Monday voted unanimously to reappoint Jerry Hughes as president of the board. More
May 10, 2016 -- Port Freeport today announced the winners of its 16th Annual Take-A-Child Fishing Tournament. More
May 09, 2016 -- The Port of Galveston recently submitted a letter providing testimony to the Texas Senate Select Committee on Texas Ports. More
May 09, 2016 -- The Texas A&M University at Galveston will host its second annual “Vessel Look and Learn Expo” on May 19. More
May 09, 2016 -- The United States Army Corps of Engineers has provided and update regarding the status of the decommissioning of the STURGIS, a barge that formerly housed a nuclear power plant. More
May 05, 2016 -- The Texas Senate Select Committee on Texas Ports met on Wednesday in Austin and heard testimony from transportation and maritime experts, as well as representatives from various ports in the state, regarding the state of the ports and challenges they're facing. More
May 04, 2016 -- The Port of Houston Authority has entered into a host port sponsorship agreement with the Journal of Commerce, a subsidiary of IHS Maritime and Trade, for the 2016 Gulf Shipping Conference. More
May 04, 2016 -- The Bay Area Houston Economic Partnership hosted a breakfast on Monday for Henne Schuwer, Netherlands Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to America, based in Washington, D.C.. More
April 28, 2016 -- The Houston Maritime Museum will host John Stiff on May 17 for a lecture on "The Ups and Downs of Jack-Ups", a history of the jack-up rig. More
April 28, 2016 -- The Houston Maritime Museum will host Laurence Shallenberger on May 10 for a lecture on "The Battle of the Atlantic". More
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