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September 28, 2016 -- The Port Commission of the Port of Houston Authority on Tuesday approved a long-term lease agreement with LBC Houston, LP for a new liquid bulk facility to be developed on the north side of the Bayport Turning Basin Terminal. More
September 28, 2016 -- The Lake Charles Harbor and Terminal District Board of Commissioners on Monday voted unanimously to appoint Executive Director Bill Rase as the port's official representative at the 2016 American Association of Port Authorities Annual Convention. More
September 27, 2016 -- The Houston International Seafarers Centers, Inc held its annual gala fundraiser on Saturday, September 24 at Houston Marriott South at Hobby Airport. More
September 27, 2016 -- The Board of Trustees of the Galveston Wharves on Monday voted to name Port Director Michael Mierzwa as delegate and Trustee Richard DeVries as alternate to the 2016 Annual Membership Meeting of the American Association of Port Authorities. More
September 27, 2016 -- Port Freeport today announced that the port has received the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada. More
September 26, 2016 -- The Port of Beaumont Board of Commissioners today voted unanimously to adopt the port tax abatement policy, with amendments. More
September 26, 2016 -- Congressmen Gene Green and Ted Poe today issued statements regarding proposed changes to the Water Resources Development Act that would impact funding for the nation's ports. More
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September 22, 2016 -- Port Freeport recently celebrated the first Neo-Panamax vessel to call into the port. More
September 21, 2016 -- United States Senator John Cornyn recently met with the Port Freeport leadership team to discuss important issues to the port. More
September 21, 2016 -- The Houston Maritime Museum today announced the opening of its new exhibit, "Houston's Story: From Bayou to Ship Channel," which traces Houston's growth as a port city. More
September 19, 2016 -- Port Freeport will host its Fifth Annual Golf Tournament, benefiting the Texas Port Ministry, on October 17 at The Wilderness golf course in Lake Jackson. More
September 16, 2016 -- The United States Army Corps of Engineers today provided an update regarding the decommissioning of the STURGIS, a barge that housed a nuclear power plant, in Galveston, reporting that dismantling of the first section of the reactor containment vessel canopy has been completed. More
September 16, 2016 -- The Texas Senate Select Committee on Texas Ports on Thursday received testimony from various ports, industry organizations, state agencies, and others regarding the impact of the state's ports and the potential impact of the Panama Canal. More
September 13, 2016 -- The Port of Orange Board of Commissioners on Monday voted unanimously to adopt a property tax rate of $0.00756 per $100 valuation for the 2016 Tax Year. More
September 13, 2016 -- United States Customs and Border Protection has announced that Roderick Hudson has been selected to serve as CBP Port Director for the Area Port of Houston/Galveston Seaport. More
September 12, 2016 -- The Port of Houston Authority on Friday signed a cooperation agreement with Freight Shuttle International for a joint project to evaluate deployment of a freight shuttle system in the Port of Houston area. More
September 12, 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
September 11, 2016 -- The United States Coast Guard today provided an update on the continuing response to an oil discharge near Bay Long, Louisiana. More
September 10, 2016 -- The United States Coast Guard today provided an update regarding response to an oil discharge near Bay Long, Louisiana. More
September 09, 2016 -- The Port Freeport Commission has adopted a property tax rate of $0.0401 per $100 valuation for the 2016 Tax Year. More
September 09, 2016 -- The United States Coast Guard today provided an update on efforts to respond to an oil discharge near Bay Long, Louisiana. More
September 08, 2016 -- The United States Coast Guard today reported that it is participating in the response to an oil discharge that occurred near Bay Long, Louisiana on Monday when a subcontractor tracked over a pipeline with a marsh excavator. More
September 06, 2016 -- The United States Coast Guard has advised that the Houston Ship Channel has been re-opened following a fuel spill and fire from a tanker vessel. More w/Video
September 06, 2016 -- The United States Coast Guard today reported that the Houston Ship Channel was closed to all traffic for 1 mile southwest of the Battleship Texas State Historic site due to response to leaked fuel oil from a ship in the channel. More
September 01, 2016 -- The Port of Houston Authority today announced that Enterprise Products Partners, LP has launched service at its newest ethane export terminal, which is located at the port. More
September 01, 2016 -- The United States Coast Guard today urged mariners and members of the maritime community to prepare for Tropical Storm Hermine to make landfall along the Florida Gulf Coast. More
August 31, 2016 -- The Pilots Board of Commissioners for Galveston County today voted unanimously to approve the application for pilotage rate changes. More
August 30, 2016 -- Texas A&M University at Galveston will celebrate the 45th anniversary of the Pelican Island campus on Wednesday. More
August 27, 2016 -- The George P. Mitchell Society of Texas A&M University at Galveston hosted a reception for its members Thursday at the Bryan Museum, featuring remarks by museum founder J.P. Bryan and Dr. Douglas J. Palmer, TAMUG Interim COO. More
August 26, 2016 -- The Port Freeport Commissioners, at their meeting Thursday, honored safety milestones reached by three entities. More
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