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September 28, 2014 -- The Port of Houston Authority and the Port of Antwerp will sign a memorandum of understanding on Monday to kick off the 2014 Breakbulk Americas Conference in Houston. More
September 26, 2014 -- The Port of Galveston today announced that it has been ranked as the fourth busiest cruise port in the United States in a study by Business Research and Economic Advisors for the Cruise Line International Association. More
September 25, 2014 -- The Port of Lake Charles on Wednesday hosted the 17th Annual Rice Cook-Off. More
September 25, 2014 -- The Port of Houston Authority Port Commission on Tuesday received a report that the United States Army Corps of Engineers has approved the dredging of the Bayport channel. More
September 22, 2014 -- The Port of Houston Authority Commission on Monday held a special meeting to discuss the framework and schedule for port authority strategic planning activities, to receive a staff update on the recent review overseen by the Sunset Advisory Commission, and to discuss state and federal legislative matters. More
September 22, 2014 -- The Port of Beaumont Board of Commissioners today voted unanimously to approve an engagement letter with Germer PLLC for continued legal services, with Guy Goodson continuing to serve as the port’s attorney. More
September 19, 2014 -- The United States Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District today announced that it has awarded a $2.1 million contract to Affolter Contracting Company, Inc. for containment dike raising at the Peggy Lake Dredge Material Placement Area in Harris County. More
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September 14, 2014 -- Representative Gene Green last week led a letter to House Speaker John Boehner, Leader Nancy Pelosi, Appropriations Committee Chair Hal Rogers, and Ranking Member Nita Lowey requesting increased funding levels for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Civil Works program harbor maintenance funding in the House Continuing Resolution. More
September 14, 2014 -- The United States Coast Guard and good samaritans rescued a child and four adults from their sinking sailboat 12 miles off Port Mansfield on Friday. More
September 12, 2014 -- The World Affairs Council of Houston on Thursday hosted a program on Ports and Prosperity featuring a speech by Seth Cropsey, director of the Center for American Seapower at the Hudson Institute. More
September 10, 2014 -- The Lake Charles Harbor and Terminal District has been awarded a $10 million grant from the United States Department of Transportation for a project to expand the port's bulk terminal. More
September 08, 2014 -- The Board of Commissioners of the Orange County Navigation and Port District on Monday voted unanimously to approve a tax abatement request from Temple-Inland, Inc., a business of International Paper, to facilitate a four-stage, $80 million, improvement project. More
September 07, 2014 -- The United States Coast Guard is overseeing a salvage operation to remove a Mexican shrimp boat that ran aground on South Padre Island while attempting to seek refuge from Tropical Storm Dolly. More
September 05, 2014 -- United States Coast Guard Commandant Admiral Paul Zukunft and United States Southern Command Commander General John Kelly met on Thursday to discuss strategic objectives and opportunities for collaboration in Latin America and the Caribbean. More
September 05, 2014 -- The United States Coast Guard on Thursday announced that it has contracted with a salvage company to remove a derelict fishing vessel that went aground 20 miles south of Freeport, Texas. More w/Video
September 05, 2014 -- The United States Coast Guard on Thursday announced that the Port of Brownsville has returned to normal operations after the departure of two Mexican shrimp fleets that had sought safe harbor at the port ahead of Tropical Storm Dolly. More w/Video
September 05, 2014 -- Leaders from the petrochemical, maritime, logistics and transportation industries participated in the fifth annual Economic Alliance Houston Port Region Petrochemical & Maritime Outlook Conference at the Pasadena Convention Center on Thursday. More
September 05, 2014 -- Leaders from the petrochemical, maritime, logistics and transportation industries delivered robust economic forecasts for the Houston Ship Channel region during the 5th annual Economic Alliance Houston Port Region Petrochemical & Maritime Outlook Conference held at the Pasadena Convention Center Thursday, September 4. More
August 29, 2014 -- The Economic Alliance Houston Port Region will host its Petrochemical and Maritime Outlook Conference on September 4 at the Pasadena Convention Center. More
August 26, 2014 -- Port of Houston Authority Executive Director Roger Guenther had another positive report on selected financial and operational matters for the PHA Commission today. More
August 25, 2014 -- The Board of Trustees of the Galveston Wharves today voted unanimously to approve a resolution of support for the operation of the Polar Express, a holiday tourist train, to be operated by the Center for Transportation and Commerce at Galveston, the Railroad Museum, during the period between the Thanksgiving Week and Christmas Week 2015. More
August 21, 2014 -- A diverse group of stakeholders, including commercial and recreational fishermen, state and federal fisheries enforcers, and elected officials, met on August 18 at Texas A&M University at Galveston for a summit on how best to stop illegal fishing in United States waters by foreign vessels. More
August 21, 2014 -- Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi on Wednesday announced that the university's Conrad Blucher Institute has received a federal contract to continue to operate and maintain the water level and ocean monitoring network along the Western Gulf of Mexico. More
August 21, 2014 -- The United States Coast Guard on Wednesday medevaced an injured crewmember from an Italian-flagged tanker 38 miles off the coast of Galveston. More w/Video
August 18, 2014 -- The United States Coast Guard today issued an interim rule, effective immediately, regarding regulations for offshore supply vessels of at least 6,000 gross tonnage. More
August 17, 2014 -- A United States Coast Guard rescue helicopter crew medevaced a 76-year-old man off a charter dive vessel on Saturday, after he completed two dives and began to show signs of stoke, 121 miles offshore Galveston. More
August 15, 2014 -- A United States Coast Guard rescue helicopter crew medevaced a 33-year-old crew member off a bulk freighter, Friday, after he suffered an arm injury following a fall in the bilge of the vessel, 172 miles offshore of Lake Charles, Louisiana. More
August 15, 2014 -- The Bay Area Houston Transportation Partnership on Thursday hosted a presentation on a proposal by Texas A&M University at Galveston for a coastal spine system of storm surge barriers to protect Galveston Bay. More
August 12, 2014 -- One person injured today in an industrial accident at the Houston Ship Channel. More
August 11, 2014 -- The Orange County Navigation and Port District Board of Commissioners on Monday voted unanimously to approve a $2,777,500 budget for the fiscal year that begins on October 1, 2014 and ends on September 30, 2015; an increase over the $2,652,000 budget for this fiscal year. More
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