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July 30, 2014 -- The Port of Houston Authority recently provided an aerial tour of the Houston Ship Channel for Lieutenant General Thomas Bostick, commanding general of the United States Army Corps of Engineers, to highlight the economic growth along the ship channel. More
July 29, 2014 -- The Board of Trustees of the Galveston Wharves on Monday voted unanimously to approve a lease between the Galveston Port Facilities Corporation and Turner Construction Company for the James Fadden Historic Building at 2410 Strand for a base rent of $10 per month. More
July 28, 2014 -- The Port of Beaumont Board of Commissioners today voted unanimously to award a $1,063,855 contract to APC Construction, LLC for maintenance dredging of the docks and wharves of the port. More
July 28, 2014 -- The Board of Trustees of the Galveston Wharves today elected Benjamin F. Holland, Jr. to another term as chair and reappointed Eddie Walsh as vice chair during its annual meeting. More
July 26, 2014 -- The Port of Houston Authority reports that dredging has started on the first of two improvement projects to deepen the port authority's container terminal channels from 40 feet to 45 feet, matching the depth of the Houston Ship Channel. More
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July 26, 2014 -- The United States Coast Guard assisted in the rescue of five people after their 40-foot vessel caught fire near Petit Bois Island in Louisiana on Friday. More
July 25, 2014 -- Crowley Maritime Corporation has announced that Captain Stuart Miller has rejoined its TITAN Salvage operations team as salvage master. More
July 25, 2014 -- Clyde Fitzgerald, a member of the Port of Houston Authority Commission, was elected to a fourth term as president of the South Atlantic and Gulf Coast District of the International Longshoreman's Association at the organization's convention in Savannah, Georgia this week. More
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July 23, 2014 -- Port Freeport today announced that two new 100-foot gauge container cranes have arrived for installation at the port. More
July 22, 2014 -- Fund Connell USA Energy and Chemical Investment Corporation today officially announced that it is exploring plans to construct a large methanol production and export facility at Shoal Point in Texas City. More
July 18, 2014 -- The Houston Maritime Museum will host Professor Maria Burns on August 12 for a lecture on maritime heritage. More
July 15, 2014 -- The Port of Orange Board of Commissioners on Monday voted unanimously to award a $28,947 contract to MMR Construction, Inc. for electrical upgrades to Warehouse No. 6. More
July 10, 2014 -- Galveston Historical Foundation's Texas Seaport Museum has announced the 2014-2015 dates for seamanship training on its 1877 tall ship ELISSA. More
July 09, 2014 -- Representative Gene Green reports that the House of Representatives has amended the Energy and Water Appropriations Bill, adding $57 million to the Operation and Maintenance Account within the Army Corps of Engineers budget for harbor maintenance projects. More
July 08, 2014 -- The Gulf of Mexico commercial shrimp season for both state and federal waters will open 30 minutes after sunset Tuesday, July 15. More
July 08, 2014 -- Keels & Wheels Concours d'Elegance presented the Boys & Girls Harbor with a check for $100,000 on Thursday, June 26. More
July 08, 2014 -- Lamar Institute of Technology will honor Chief Pete Shelton with an endowment in his name at a ceremony on July 14. More
July 03, 2014 -- The Lakewood Yacht Club Rose Cup Team comprised of Dane Byerly, Howdy Hughes and Collin Scoville last week received the United States Sailing Nick Scandone sportsmanship/Leadership Award. More
July 02, 2014 -- Harris County Attorney Vince Ryan today filed suit against ten companies involved in the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. More
July 01, 2014 -- United States Coast Guard crews in South Texas on Monday located and recovered a gill net with sixty-five deceased sharks. More
June 30, 2014 -- Doolin Maritime Education Pathways will host a free Maritime Careers Camp in Galveston in August. More
June 28, 2014 -- Houston Mayor Annise Parker this week was the guest of the Houston Pilots aboard the pilot boat BAYOU CITY, bound for their ship boarding assignments. More
June 27, 2014 -- The Secretary of Commerce has appointed Captain David Walker and Dr. Gregory Stunz, and reappointed Dr. Pam Dana to the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council. More
June 26, 2014 -- The United States Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans on Thursday held an official change-of-command ceremony. More
June 24, 2014 -- Executive Director Roger Guenther on Monday told the Port of Houston Authority Commission that the port "reached a new milestone" in the month of May, earning a record $23 million in operating revenue. More
June 24, 2014 -- The Port of Houston Authority has received the 2014 Texas Comptroller Leadership Circle Platinum Award for financial reporting. More
June 23, 2014 -- The United States Coast Guard on Monday celebrated the 75-year anniversary of the Auxiliary. More
June 23, 2014 -- The Board of Trustees of the Galveston Wharves today voted unanimously to award a contract for independent representative services for the Cruise Terminal Number 2 Expansion Project to AECOM for an amount not to exceed $311,895. More
June 23, 2014 -- The Port of Beaumont Board of Commissioners today voted unanimously to authorize Port Director Chris Fisher to negotiate a tax abatement agreement with Oiltanking Beaumont Partners, LP based on terms and conditions commensurate with agreements between the company and the City of Beaumont and/or Jefferson County. More
June 23, 2014 -- The Houston Maritime History Lecture on Tuesday, July 1 will feature Peter Noble, who will speak on "Adventures in Arctic Naval Architecture & Offshore Engineering”. More
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