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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
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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
August 10, 2014 -- Lakewood Yacht Club’s Harvest Moon Regatta Chair Jack Seitzinger has announced that the Skippers Meeting for the 28th annual regatta will be held on Friday night, October 3 in the club’s ballroom, 2425 NASA Parkway in Seabrook. More
August 07, 2014 -- The Houston Ship Channel will host the Centennial Family Festival on September 6 at the Bayport Cruise Terminal in Pasadena. More
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August 06, 2014 -- A United States Coast Guard helicopter crew medevaced the captain of a tanker approximately 50 miles offshore of Corpus Christi Wednesday morning. More
August 05, 2014 -- The Texas Legislature's Joint Interim Committee on Coastal Barrier Systems on Monday held a public hearing at Texas A&M University at Galveston. More
August 01, 2014 -- The Port of Lake Charles recently hosted a ceremonial key exchange, handing over the keys to the newly-renovated building at 152 Marine Street to United States Customs and Border Protection officials, who will open a new field operation and border patrol office from the new building. More
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
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
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
June 23, 2014 -- The Coast Guard Captain of the Port for the Houston/Galveston area has reopened a two-mile stretch of the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway on Sunday after a collision between Bolivar Peninsula and Goat Island caused one of the involved boats to sink, presenting a possible hazard to navigation. More
June 21, 2014 -- Captain Timothy J. Wendt relieved Captain William M. Drelling as commander of Coast Guard Sector Lower Mississippi River in an official change-of-command ceremony on Friday. More
June 21, 2014 -- The United States Coast Guard rescued 10 people Friday after their catamaran began taking on water 18 miles north of the Port Mansfield jetties and about 1.5 miles offshore. More
June 20, 2014 -- The South Texas Coastal Zone Area Committee will host a public meeting on Tuesday in Port Aransas to discuss after-action items from the Texas City "Y" Oil Spill. More
June 17, 2014 -- The Port of Orange Board of Commissioners on Monday voted unanimously to pay the port’s annual dues for the American Association of Port Authorities. More
June 13, 2014 -- The United States Coast Guard on Thursday intercepted a Mexican fishing crew poaching fish in United States waters off of South Padre Island, the third such incident in a week. More
June 11, 2014 -- Enterprise Products Partners will build an ethane export facility on the Houston Ship Channel, signing a thirty-year agreement with the Port of Houston Authority. More
June 11, 2014 -- The United States Coast Guard on Wednesday responded to a downed civilian helicopter sixty miles south of Terrebonne Bay. More
June 11, 2014 -- The Coast Guard on Monday in Corpus Christi interdicted a lancha with a Mexican fishing crew in United States waters. More
June 10, 2014 -- A 12-year-old boy was hoisted to safety by a United States Coast Guard helicopter crew Tuesday, after drifting 300-400 yards away from shore in an inner tube near Crystal Beach on Bolivar Peninsula. More
June 09, 2014 -- The United States Coast Guard on Friday intercepted a Mexican boat illegally fishing in United States waters in South Texas. More
June 06, 2014 -- The Houston Maritime Museum will host Al Meyer of the Gulf Coast Ship Modelers Society on June 10 to present a lecture on traditional knotwork on small craft. More
June 05, 2014 -- The United States Coast Guard on Thursday in Galveston closed a formal hearing regarding the Texas City Y collision. More
June 05, 2014 -- The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council will host a meeting June 23-27 in Key West, Florida. More
June 04, 2014 -- Funeral services for Father Rivers Aristide Patout III, chaplain of the Houston International Seafarers’ Center, which he helped found more than 45 years ago, will be held on Friday at the Co-Cathedral of the Sacred Heart in Houston. More
June 02, 2014 -- The United States Coast Guard on Sunday intercepted a Mexican fishing boat and seized 450 red snapper fish illegally caught off the South Texas coast. More
June 01, 2014 -- Lakewood Yacht Club has announced the overall winner of the 2014 Caliche Rum Shoe Regatta. More
June 01, 2014 -- The United States Coast Guard rescued seven adults and one child from a fishing vessel that caught fire approximately three miles southeast of the Freeport Jetties on Saturday. More
May 30, 2014 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry today reappointed Galveston Police Chief Henry Porretto to the Board of Pilot Commissioners for Galveston County Ports. More
May 30, 2014 -- The United States Coast Guard on Thursday pursued a Mexican boat illegally fishing in United States waters, forcing the boat back across the border. More
May 29, 2014 -- Port of Beaumont Director and CEO Chris Fisher was the featured guest at Wednesday’s meeting of the West Gulf Maritime Association. More
May 29, 2014 -- The United States Coast Guard will host a formal hearing on Monday at the Galveston County Criminal Justice Center to receive testimony regarding the March 22 collision at the Texas City Y that resulted in an oil spill. More
May 28, 2014 -- Port Freeport today announced that it has received an "A" rating and a stable outlook from Standard & Poor's Rating Services, based on the port's senior-lien revenue refunding bonds and revenue notes. More
May 26, 2014 -- Texas' Tall Ship ELISSA on Tuesday will provide the setting for the formal acceptance to the United States Naval Academy by Abigail Dickenson, who has served as a volunteer on the vessel. More
May 23, 2014 -- The Port of Brownsville Board of Commissioners, during their regular meeting on Wednesday, held a ceremony to swear in commissioners Carlos R. Masso and John Wood for new terms in office. More
May 22, 2014 -- The United States House of Representatives has passed the 2014 Water Resources Reform and Development Act by a vote of 412-4. More
May 22, 2014 -- The Port of Orange Board of Commissioners on Monday held a ceremony to administer an oath of office to newly re-elected commissioners Jerry Hughes, Sr., Keith Wallace and John Young, Jr. More
May 22, 2014 -- Galveston Naval Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting seafaring military men and women, is donating more than $90,000 to the Seafarers Center of Galveston. More
May 21, 2014 -- Texas A&M University at Galveston today announced that the TS General Rudder flagship training vessel recently departed for the first of two training cruises in the Gulf of Mexico. More
May 21, 2014 -- The Port of Orange Board of Commissioners on Monday voted unanimously to award a bank depository services contract to First Financial Bank. More
May 20, 2014 -- The 2014 Plankowners’ Syndicate Party and Auction will be held at Galveston Historical Foundation’s Texas Seaport Museum on Saturday, June 7 beginning at 5:30 p.m. More
May 20, 2014 -- The Port of Houston Authority Commission opened today’s meeting with a special tribute to former chair Jim Edmonds, who died last week. More
May 20, 2014 -- A pictorial video tribute in honor of James T. Edmonds, former Chairman of the Port Commission of the Port of Houston Authority, was played Tuesday during the Port Commission's regular monthly meeting. More
May 19, 2014 -- The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department today announced the launch of a new pilot reporting program for catching red snapper fish. More
May 19, 2014 -- The Port of Beaumont Board of Commissioners today voted unanimously to award a $598,900 contract to L.D. Construction for a project to pave two lots. More
May 19, 2014 -- The United States Coast Guard on Sunday reported on several boating incidents that occurred along the Texas Coast for the beginning of National Safe Boating Week, and urged boaters to be prepared for emergencies. More w/Video
May 16, 2014 -- The Lakewood Yacht Club will host the fourth Hatteras Rendezvous June 26-29. More
May 15, 2014 -- A high-performance emergency response vessel will travel to the Port of Houston Authority through the Great Lakes and the Mississippi River from May 16 through 28. More
May 15, 2014 -- Port Freeport has announced that two new cranes have departed from Shanghai, China and are expected to arrive for installation at the port by the end of July. More
May 13, 2014 -- The chair of the Sabine-Neches Navigation District reports that an agreement has been reached on the Water Resources Reform and Development Act conference report to include the Sabine-Neches Waterway Deepening Project, which would deepen the channel from 40 to 48 feet. More
May 13, 2014 -- The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has announced that federal waters from 9 to 200 nautical miles off the Texas coast will be closed to shrimp trawling beginning on May 15. More
May 12, 2014 -- Former Port of Houston Authority Chair Jim Edmonds has died. More
May 12, 2014 -- The United States Coast Guard on Saturday seized one of five Mexican boats poaching fish in United States waters off South Texas. More w/Video
May 12, 2014 -- The Port of Houston Authority today announced that the United States Army Corps of Engineers has permitted dredging of the port's Bayport and Barbours Cut channels. More
May 12, 2014 -- Lakewood Yacht Club will host the 28th Annual Harvest Moon Regatta October 9-12. More
May 07, 2014 -- Port Freeport today announced the winners of the 14th Annual Take-A-Child Fishing Tournament. More
May 07, 2014 -- The Gulf Coast Community Protection and Recovery District Board of Directors on Tuesday voted unanimously to approve subcontractors to the district's agreement with Dannenbaum Engineering Corporation. More
May 06, 2014 -- The United States Coast Guard on Sunday recovered a shark and eel suspected of being illegally caught by two Mexican lanchas. More
May 05, 2014 -- The United States Coast Guard today rescued a man stranded in Chocolate Bay while riding a jet ski from Bridge Bait Marina to Horseshoe Bend Marina. More
May 02, 2014 -- Economic Alliance Houston Port Region on Wednesday held its bi-monthly board and membership meeting at the San Jacinto College District Transportation Center. More
May 01, 2014 -- The United States Coast Guard, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the United States Army Corps of Engineers will host public discussions on navigational aid technology, with a session in New Orleans on May 7.. More
April 28, 2014 -- The Port of Beaumont Board of Commissioners today voted unanimously to approve a change order to a contract for the Orange County Automation Project with Trans-Global Solutions, Inc. More
April 26, 2014 -- The crew of a United States Coast Guard Cutter, working with Operation Sea Serpent, recovered fish and shark caught illegally on longline gear by a Mexican lancha Friday in the Gulf of Mexico. More
April 26, 2014 -- The United States Coast Guard rescued four people approximately one and one-half miles outside the Matagorda Jetties. More
April 22, 2014 -- Port of Houston Authority Executive Director Roger Guenther today reported to the Port Commission that the United States Army Corps of Engineers has furnished the port with its draft permit for the Bayport Channel Improvement Project; and the draft permit for Barbours Cut channel dredging will follow soon. More
April 22, 2014 -- The Port of Houston Authority has posted a news release about Tuesday's meeting of the port commission. More
April 18, 2014 -- The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council is seeking applications for the Ad Hoc Red Snapper For-Hire IFQ Advisory Panel. More
April 16, 2014 -- The Coast Guard federal on-scene coordinator for the Deepwater Horizon Response completed the transition to the “Middle Response” process on Tuesday and opened active National Response Center cases for three miles of coastline in Louisiana. More
April 16, 2014 -- The United States Coast Guard medevaced two crewmembers aboard the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration vessel Oceanic Explorer 264 miles southwest of New Orleans in the Gulf of Mexico, Tuesday. More w/Video
April 16, 2014 -- The United States Coast Guard rescued three crew members aboard an uninspected towing vessel on Lake Pontchartrain on Tuesday. More
April 16, 2014 -- The U.S. Coast Guard today ended patrols and operations on the final three shoreline miles in Louisiana, bringing to a close the extensive four-year active cleanup of the Gulf Coast following the Deepwater Horizon accident. More
April 15, 2014 -- The United States Coast Guard is overseeing response efforts for an offshore drilling rig that began taking on water into a ballast tank after a large wave hit them in heavy seas more than 100 miles south of Galveston. More
April 15, 2014 -- The Port or Orange Board of Commissioners on Monday voted unanimously to adopt a resolution establishing environmental fine parity for damages resulting from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill based on the Exxon Valdez oil spill incident in 1989. More
April 14, 2014 -- The Lakewood Yacht Club will host the Caliche Rum Shoe Regatta on May 17-18. More
April 13, 2014 -- Lakewood Yacht Club will host its 5th Annual J/Fest Southwest Regatta on Saturday November 1 and Sunday, November 2. More
April 09, 2014 -- The United States Coast Guard and the Mexican Navy held a seminar on Tuesday to update a plan for coordinated response to oil spills in the Gulf of Mexico that would impact both countries. More
April 07, 2014 -- While weather conditions slowed Sunday’s early work along South Matagorda Island, response crews reported additional progress in collecting oiled sand and oiled debris from impacted areas on Saturday. More
April 06, 2014 -- The Houston Maritime Museum’s Monthly Lecture Series will feature a lecture on Eight Significant Events in Maritime History by guest lecturer F. Carrington Weems, II, on Tuesday, April 8. More
April 06, 2014 -- Congressman Blake Farenthold traveled to Port O'Connor on Saturday to be briefed by response officials on the March 22 Texas City Y bunker oil spill. More
April 05, 2014 -- Shoreline clean-up efforts are continuing today along Mustang, South Matagorda and North Padre islands in response to the Texas City oil spill. More
April 05, 2014 -- The Texas Transportation Commission has approved two projects to construct a new boat lift and construct new screening canopies at the Galveston Bolivar Ferry landing. More
April 03, 2014 -- More than 465 response contractors continued work on Thursday along the shores of Mustang and South Matagorda Islands and Padre Island National Seashore, employing conventional clean-up methods with rakes, shovels and buckets. More
April 03, 2014 -- Crews responding to the March 22 oil spill in southeast Texas have continued to make progress in clean-up efforts along the shores of south Matagorda and Mustang Islands and at the Padre Island National Seashore on Wednesday. More
April 02, 2014 -- The United States Coast Guard has released the bridge audio recording of conversations between the pilot on the Summer Wind and the captain of the Kirby Inland towboat Miss Susan prior to the collision near the Texas City Dike on Saturday, March 22. More
April 02, 2014 -- The Galveston-based response efforts for the Texas City collision on Tuesday completed the decontamination of approximately 300 boats that were oiled as a result of the maritime casualty. More
April 01, 2014 -- Clean-up efforts continue along South Matagorda Island, Mustang Island and North Padre Island, as nearly 300 response contractors work to recover oil spilled from a damaged barge in the Houston Ship Channel on March 22. More
March 31, 2014 -- Response teams were out early this morning to continue the aggressive removal of oiled debris and sand from South Matagorda and tar balls on Mustang Islands. More
March 31, 2014 -- The Board of Trustees of the Galveston Wharves today voted unanimously to accept the Galveston Wharves and the Galveston Port Facilities Corporation Consolidated Financial Audit and the Comprehensive Annual Financial report; and also voted unanimously to accept the 2013 Audited Galveston Wharves Pension Plan Annual Financial Report. More
March 31, 2014 -- The Port of Beaumont Board of Commissioners today voted unanimously to review and approve the port’s investment policy. More
March 30, 2014 -- Cleanup and response teams from the Matagorda Bay Incident Command Post are responding to sightings of oil near North Padre Island and along sporadic portions of Mustang Island in Corpus Christi. More w/photos
March 29, 2014 -- Oil spill responders from the Matagorda Incident Command Post in Port O’Connor, Texas, continued to implement their aggressive plans to protect environmentally sensitive areas of Matagorda Bay, Friday, against impact from a portion of the oil spilled in the ship-barge collision near Texas City, and to anticipate potential impacts further south on the Texas coast. More
March 28, 2014 -- Oil spill responders from the Matagorda Incident Command Post in Port O’Connor, Texas, continue to implement their aggressive plans intended to protect environmentally sensitive areas of the Matagorda Bay area against any impact from a portion of the oil spilled in last Saturday’s ship-barge collision near Texas City, Texas. More
March 28, 2014 -- The Unified Command for the Texas City Y Response reports that oil has made landfall on Matagorda Island off the Texas Gulf Coast. More
March 27, 2014 -- The Captain of the Port of Houston/Galveston has opened Galveston Bay to all traffic after multiple cleanup assessments and input from the Texas Department of State Health Services. More
March 26, 2014 -- The Coast Guard has issued an update regarding details for the safety zones and expectations for recreational vessels and commercial fishermen in and around the Houston/Galveston areas. Update 9
March 26, 2014 -- The Coast Guard is increasing efforts to clean oil in the ports of Texas City and Galveston today, due to forecast weather conditions that may hinder or cease operations. Update 8
March 25, 2014 -- The Coast Guard continues clean up operations in the Port of Houston/Galveston after having authorized limited marine traffic in the safety zone for commercial ship traffic. Update 7
March 25, 2014 -- The Port of Houston Authority has published a news release about today's meeting of the PHA Commission. More
March 25, 2014 -- The Board of Pilot Commissioners for Harris County Ports, comprised of the members of the Port of Houston Authority Board of Commissioners, today voted unanimously to approve an agreement between the Houston Pilots Association and maritime industry stakeholders that was reached last Friday after extensive negotiations. More
March 25, 2014 -- Texas Land Commissioner Jerry Patterson today announced that the aggressive response to clean up the oil spill off the Texas City Dike won’t affect the state’s $20 million fund to clean up oil spills; and that the party ultimately found responsible for the spill will pay all the bills. More
March 25, 2014 -- The Coast Guard has authorized limited marine traffic in the safety zone in the Port of Houston/Galveston for commercial ship traffic, which had been closed due to an oil spill that occurred on Saturday. Update 6
March 25, 2014 -- Port of Galveston Port Director Michael Mierzwa today gave a status report on the impact of Saturday’s oil spill in Galveston Bay, noting that the Carnival Magic cruise ship was allow to depart the port today. More
March 25, 2014 -- The South West International Boat Show, the largest in-water Boat Show in the Southwest, remains unaffected by the Texas City oil spill and will open on schedule Thursday, March 27 and remain open through Sunday, March 30. More
March 24, 2014 -- The United States Coast Guard reports that Galveston-Bolivar ferry has been given permission to operate and will be running between 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.; and it is continuing to assess the situation with oil in the channel regarding 46 outbound vessels and 47 inbound vessels in the queue for transit to the ports of Galveston, Texas City and Houston. Update 5
March 24, 2014 -- Congressman Randy Weber has commended the Galveston County Emergency Team and the Coast Guard for their response to the oil spill in the Houston Ship Channel. More
March 24, 2014 -- The Texas Department of Transportation has received clearance from the United States Coast Guard (USCG) to resume ferry service between Galveston and Bolivar. More
March 24, 2014 -- Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott's office has dispatched investigators and staff from his Environmental Protection Division to the Galveston Bay oil spill site. More
March 24, 2014 -- The United States Coast Guard reports that cleanup continues in response to the oil spill in the Houston Ship Channel that resulted in the release of approximately 168,000 gallons of bunker fuel oil. Update 4
March 24, 2014 -- The United States Coast Guard reported that progress continued throughout the day Sunday in response to a bunker fuel spill in the Houston Ship Channel that resulted in the release of approximately 168,000 gallons of product. Update 3
March 23, 2014 -- The United States Coast Guard has issued a bulletin to mariners regarding the collision in the Houston Ship Channel on Saturday. More
March 23, 2014 -- The City of Galveston reports that all beaches are open while the Coast Guard responds to the oil spill in Galveston Bay. More
March 23, 2014 -- Efforts to contain and recover oil spilled after a collision that occurred Saturday in the Houston Ship Channel continue with an aggressive deployment of all available response resources. More
March 23, 2014 -- Response efforts continued overnight in response to a vessel incident, which occurred in the Houston Ship Channel Saturday afternoon. More
March 23, 2014 -- The Texas Department of Transportation reports that ferry service between Galveston and Bolivar has been suspended due to an oil spill in Galveston Bay. More
March 22, 2014 -- The United States Coast Guard along with state and local partners are responding to a collision near Texas City, in the Houston Ship Channel. More
March 20, 2014 -- A very large semi-submersible rig, the Ensco 8500, was maneuvered into the Port of Galveston for some repair work at Gulf copper Wednesday afternoon. More
March 17, 2014 -- The United States Coast Guard on Sunday rescued a man and his dog after his towboat capsized in Matagorda Bay. More w/Video
March 16, 2014 -- The United States Coast Guard is investigating the cause of a collision between the cargo ship Genius Star VII and a barge loaded with 840,000 gallons of #6 fuel oil in the Houston Ship Channel on Friday. More
March 11, 2014 -- The Port of Corpus Christi will join the Neuces County Historical Commission on Wednesday in dedicating a historical marker for the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway at the Congressman Solomon P. Ortiz International Center. More
March 10, 2014 -- The Port of Orange Board of Commissioners today voted unanimously to authorize staff to negotiate regarding the renewal of property, liability and auto insurance coverage through the Texas Municipal League. More
March 10, 2014 -- United States Coast Guard officials and other dignitaries from the region turned out this morning for the official ribbon cutting for the USCG Sector Houston-Galveston Maritime Interagency Operations Center at Ellington Field. More
March 07, 2014 -- Lakewood Yacht Club on Thursday announced the winners of the Bay Cup I Regatta, held on Galveston Bay. More
March 05, 2014 -- The Board of Commissioners of Galveston County Navigation District No. 1 Tuesday met with a representative from Lloyd Engineering Inc. to discuss the progress of a master service agreement between them, as well as the firm's recent work below the Pelican Island Bridge. More
March 01, 2014 -- A Coast Guard flight mechanic medevaced a man from a research vessel in the Gulf of Mexico, approximately 190 miles southeast of Galveston. More
February 25, 2014 -- The Port of Houston Authority Commission today voted unanimously to amend the port’s existing professional services contract with TC&B/GBA, a joint venture of Turner Collie & Braden, Inc. (doing business as AECOM Technical Services, Inc.) and Gahagan & Bryant Associates, Inc. for construction management and other support to Bayport and Barbours Cut channel improvement projects in an amount not to exceed $2.1 million. More
February 25, 2014 -- The Port Arthur, Houston, and Galveston International Seafarers' Centers have all received the "Seafarer Advocate Award" from Lloyd's List. More
February 25, 2014 -- The West Gulf Maritime Association today participated in a Houston area Port Coordination Team conference call regarding the suspension of activities at several ports due to fog. More
February 24, 2014 -- The Board of Trustees of the Galveston Wharves today voted unanimously to approve a resolution in support of plans to develop new vehicular and rail bridges between Galveston Island and Pelican Island. More
February 24, 2014 -- The Port of Beaumont Board of Commissioners today voted unanimously to approve the port’s 2014 Master Facilities Plan, a 10-year, approximately $500 million plan for improvements to the port’s facilities. More
February 22, 2014 -- The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council will hold a series of public hearings regarding Reef Fish Amendment 28 Red Snapper Allocation from March 10 through 24 at various locations around the Gulf of Mexico. More
February 20, 2014 -- The Port of Houston Authority today reported that the port generated record container movement and cargo tonnage in 2013. More
February 19, 2014 -- The North American Marine Environment Protection Association and the West Gulf Maritime Association hosted a conference on the “Winds of Change in Shipping” in Houston today. More
February 19, 2014 -- The United States Coast Guard on Saturday medevaced a man suffering from chest pains while on a charter boat approximately 22 miles northeast of Port Mansfield. More w/Video
February 13, 2014 -- The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council will hold meetings of the Shrimp and Ad Hoc Artificial Substrate Advisory Pnels on March 5-6 in St. Petersburg, Florida. More
February 11, 2014 -- The Port of Orange Board of Commissioners on Monday voted unanimously to approve an interlocal agreement with the City of Orange for the BP Recovery Fund. More
February 06, 2014 -- The Port of Corpus Christi will host a celebration on Friday marking the completion of the La Quinta Channel Extension Project. More
February 06, 2014 -- The Port of Corpus Christi has promoted Acting Chief of Police Tom Mylett to Chief of Police for the port. More
February 04, 2014 -- Galveston County Navigation District No. 1 Chair Vandy Anderson on Tuesday reported to the Board of Commissioners on a meeting with Galveston County Judge Mark Henry and Precinct 1 County Commissioner Ryan Dennard regarding the proposed new rail and vehicular bridge to Pelican Island. More
February 03, 2014 -- The Lakewood Yacht Club has announced that club racers John Barnett and Cran Fraser recently won first place in a race from Fort Lauderdale to Key West. More
January 31, 2014 -- The Port of Houston Authority Commission this morning voted unanimously to promote Deputy Executive Director Roger Guenther as the new executive director of the port following the surprise announcement by Colonel Leonard Waterworth that he was resigning immediately More
January 31, 2014 -- Colonel Leonard Waterworth, Executive Director of the Port of Houston Authority announced today that he is stepping down as its Executive Director, effective January 31, 2014. News Release
January 30, 2014 -- The Board of Regents of the Texas A&M University System met today at the Pelican Island Campus of Texas A&M University at Galveston. More
January 29, 2014 -- The 2014 Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference is underway in Mobile, Alabama. More
January 29, 2014 -- The Port Commission of the Port of Houston Authority, in a special meeting on Monday, approved an updated procurement policy. More
January 27, 2014 -- The Board of Trustees of the Galveston Wharves voted unanimously today to commit $250,000 to facilitate research and studies for the proposed Ike Dike Storm Surge Protection System. More
January 27, 2014 -- The Port of Beaumont Board of Commissioners today voted unanimously to enter into a tax abatement agreement with OCI N.V. for property located within the OCI Reinvestment Zone. More
January 27, 2014 -- Members of Galveston Historical Foundation and supporters of ELISSA, the Official Tall Ship of Texas, turned out at the Texas Seaport Museum on Sunday for a celebration of the Second Restoration of the vessel. More
January 25, 2014 -- A Coast Guard helicopter crew rescued a 50-year-old man from a sinking sailboat 20 miles offshore of Baffin Bay on Friday. More
January 24, 2014 -- Port Canaveral in Florida recently hosted a CPE Certified Port Executive Program. More
January 23, 2014 -- The North American Marine Environment Protection Association and the West Gulf Maritime Association will hold a conference, "Winds of Change in Shipping", on February 19 in Houston. More
January 16, 2014 -- The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council will meet on February 3-6 in Houston. More
January 16, 2014 -- Finalists have been announced for the inaugural Lloyd's List North American Marine Awards, with the winners to be named at the awards dinner on February 19 in Houston. More
January 16, 2014 -- Contractors are working to remove construction scaffolding that collapsed into the waters adjacent to the Highway 82/Martin Luther King (Gulfgate) bridge in Port Arthur. More
January 14, 2014 -- The Port of Orange Board of Commissioners on Monday voted unanimously to order an election on May 10 to elect three positions on the board. More
January 10, 2014 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry today appointed George W. Brown, III, Bradley "Brad" Rutledge and James Scott to the Jefferson and Orange County Board of Pilot Commissioners. More
January 06, 2014 -- The Brazos Pilots Association have announced the election of officers for 2014. More
January 02, 2014 -- Marine Response Alliance today announced that Samina Mahmood has been appointed the association's manager. More
December 31, 2013 -- The United States Coast Guard located two men who were reported overdue and subject of a search and brought them back ashore safely. More
December 31, 2013 -- Marine Response Alliance has announced that it has relocated to Houston to be situated with international salvage partner, Titan Salvage. More
December 30, 2013 -- The Port of Beaumont Board of Commissioners today voted unanimously to approve an advance funding agreement with the Texas Department of Transportation for the Orange County Overpass Project. More
December 26, 2013 -- BoatUS today provided safety tips to prevent common boating incidents in 2014. More
December 24, 2013 -- David Matthew Geissen of Danbury, Texas has been arrested following the return of an indictment alleging he communicated a false distress message to the Coast Guard. More
December 20, 2013 -- The Board of Trustees of the Galveston Wharves on Thursday voted unanimously to approve an amendment to the port’s infrastructure and business development agreement with Phoenix Port Partners, the consultants working on the development of the west end of the port. More
December 19, 2013 -- The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council will host a series of Recreational Angler Participation sessions throughout January at various locations along the Gulf coast. More
December 18, 2013 -- The Port of Houston Authority on Tuesday announced that Colliers International has named the Port of Houston as the "Gulf's Darn Profitable" Port. More
December 17, 2013 -- Lloyd's List, the global maritime newspaper, will launch its North American shipping awards on February 19 in Houston. More
December 16, 2013 -- Lakewood Yacht Club has named former Dock Master David Fincham to facilities manager. More
December 16, 2013 -- Lakewood Yacht Club has named Cody Bartro as the club's new dock master. More
December 14, 2013 -- The West Gulf Maritime Association hosted its annual Holiday Party on Friday. More
December 10, 2013 -- The Port of Houston Authority Commission today voted unanimously to renew professional membership contracts with 21 civic and professional organizations that work on cooperative projects with the port. More
December 10, 2013 -- Port of Houston Authority Chair Janiece Longoria today reviewed the achievements and work of the Port Commission and staff serving in her first year as chair. More
December 10, 2013 -- The Board of Pilot Commissioners for Harris County Ports, comprised of the members of the Port of Houston Authority Commission, today voted 5-1-1, with Dean Corgey abstaining and Theldon Branch opposed, to provisionally approve the pilots' requested 3.5 percent rate increase pending additional negotiations to resolve tariff issues and the number of pilots required for safe maneuvering of vessels. More
December 09, 2013 -- The Orange County Navigation and Port District Board of Commissioners today voted unanimously to approve audited financial statements for Fiscal Year 2012/2013 presented by the firm of Edgar, Kiker & Cross, Certified Public Accountants. More
December 09, 2013 -- The Port Commission of the Port of Houston Authority and the Board of Pilot Commissioners will meet Tuesday morning. More
December 02, 2013 -- The Port of Houston Authority will hold meetings of the Audit; Pension and Benefits; and Community Relations committees as well as the Dredge Task Force and Procurement and Small Business Development Task Force on Tuesday. More
November 29, 2013 -- The United States Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District has awarded a $21.2 million contract to Weeks Marine, Inc. for maintenance dredging of the Houston Ship Channel. More
November 25, 2013 -- The Port of Beaumont Board of Commissioners today voted unanimously to amend the port’s stevedoring franchise policy to include a category for liquid bulk only franchises to accommodate the port’s new Orange County crude oil terminal. More
November 23, 2013 -- The Houston Maritime Museum hosted Gilligan’s Island – A Coastal Lagoon Adventure on Thursday. More
November 22, 2013 -- The Houston Ship Channel Security District Board of Directors, at its annual meeting on Thursday reviewed an ongoing study about a 5-year plan to find security gaps in the channel and surrounding communities. More
November 22, 2013 -- The Board of Trustees of the Galveston Wharves voted unanimously on Thursday to approve the 2014 Operating, Renewal & Replacement and Capital Improvement Budget. More
November 21, 2013 -- The United States Coast Guard on Wednesday seized a Mexican boat poaching fish from American waters off South Texas. More
November 19, 2013 -- The Port of Houston Authority Commission on Tuesday voted unanimously to approve a local preference procurement program and policy. More
November 19, 2013 -- The Port Commission of the Port of Houston Authority reissued and amended Port of Houston Authority Tariff Nos. 8, 14, 15 and 17, covering the Turning Basin Terminals, Barbours Cut Terminal and Bayport Terminal. More
November 19, 2013 -- The Port of Houston Authority recently hosted a visit by Vice President Joe Biden, who discussed the importance of the ports and the Panama Canal expansion. More
November 15, 2013 -- The Greater Houston Partnership hosted a State of the Port Address by Port of Houston Authority Chair Janiece Longoria on Thursday. More
November 11, 2013 -- Early research from Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi’s artificial reefs monitoring program shows that decommissioned oil and gas structures converted to artificial reefs are supporting a high abundance and diverse fish assemblages within the Gulf of Mexico More
November 11, 2013 -- The Port of Beaumont Board of Commissioners, in a special meeting today, voted unanimously to find that the creation of a Transportation Reinvestment Zone for the port would improve the security, movement and intermodal transportation of cargo in commerce and trade. More
November 11, 2013 -- Mark Lardas, author of "The Port of Houston", a book of vintage images showcasing the history and growth of the Port of Houston, will host a book signing on Thursday at the Houston Maritime Museum. More
November 07, 2013 -- The United States Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District today announced that Franchelle Craft, a civil engineer with the office, has been selected as a Science Spectrum Trailblazer Award recipient. More
November 06, 2013 -- The United States Coast Guard today announced that it has signed a memorandum of understanding with the Australian Customs and Border Protection Service for sharing and protecting maritime domain awareness information. More
November 05, 2013 -- The Caribbean Princess today launched the first of its three Caribbean cruise seasons sailing from the Bayport Cruise Terminal. The cruise ship arrived this morning with about 3,000 passengers from a 10-day Caribbean cruise originating from New York. More
November 05, 2013 -- The Economic Alliance Houston Port Region today named Texas State Representative Wayne Smith as recipient of the alliance's Visionary Award. More
November 04, 2013 -- The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council has provided its update for October. More
November 02, 2013 -- The Port of Houston Authority on Friday hosted a media preview tour of the Bayport Cruise Terminal which is preparing for the first of its new cruise service on Tuesday. More
November 01, 2013 -- The United States Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District on Thursday announced that it has awarded a $178,798 contract to Quaternary Resources Investigations, LLC for routine soil sampling and laboratory testing at the Alexander Island Dredge Material Placement Area adjacent to the Houston Ship Channel. More
November 01, 2013 -- The United States Coast Guard on Thursday rescued four people from a sailboat caught in severe weather approximately 24 miles off of Matagorda Bay. More
November 01, 2013 -- The United States Coast Guard are assisting in the transport of two vessels being towed into a Brownsville scrap yard, after one of the vessels began listing heavily into the other on Thursday. More
October 31, 2013 -- The American Shore and Beach Association at its recent conference on South Padre Island presented an award recognizing the Texas A&M University at Galveston Sargassum Early Advisory System. More
October 30, 2013 -- The United States Coast Guard today announced that two barges loaded with crude oil have been freed after being grounded near the Galveston Causeway Bridge on Sunday. More
October 29, 2013 -- Marine archeologists with the Texas Historical Commission and Texas State University will present their findings from a July shipwreck exploration in the Gulf of Mexico on November 14 at Moody Gardens. More
October 28, 2013 -- The Harte Research Institute for Gulf of Mexico Studies at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi will host the 66th Annual Conference of the Gulf and Caribbean Fisheries Institute from November 4 through 8. More
October 28, 2013 -- The Board of Trustees of the Galveston Wharves today voted unanimously to approve a memorandum of understanding with Transort, LLC for the development of a desalination and cogeneration facility on Pelican Island. More
October 25, 2013 -- The United States Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District recently partnered with the United States Coast Guard to provide maintenance dredging, construction oversight and other services for nine coast guard stations along the Texas coast. More
October 24, 2013 -- Port Corpus Christi has applauded the United States House of Representatives which voted 417-3 to pass H.R. 3080, the Water Resources Reform and Development Act, on Wednesday. More
October 23, 2013 -- PortVision today announced that it has awarded its first grant in the PortVision CONNECT initiative to deploy a web-based solution for creating, sharing and managing terminal gate security clearance lists along the Sabine-Neches waterway. More
October 23, 2013 -- The Port Commission of the Port of Houston Authority today awarded a $1.3 million construction contract to Grant MacKay Company, Inc. for the razing of selected buildings at Turning Basin Terminal. More
October 23, 2013 -- Port of Houston Authority Deputy Director of Operations Roger Guenther reported to the port commission on Tuesday that proposed tariff rate increases of three percent will be presented for consideration at the November 18 meeting. More
October 21, 2013 -- The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council will host a meeting of its Ad Hoc Red Snapper IFQ Advisory Panel on November 5 in Tampa, Florida. More
October 18, 2013 -- The United States Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District has provided pictures of Thursday's launch of the Harvest Moon Regatta in Galveston. More
October 14, 2013 -- Dr. Sammy Ray, a world-renowned marine biologist and one of the founders of Texas A&M University at Galveston, died here earlier today at age 94. More
October 14, 2013 -- The Board of Pilot Commissioners for Harris County Ports, comprised of the members of the Port of Houston Authority Commission, will meet next week, on Tuesday, October 22, to consider an application by the Houston Pilots for a change in pilotage rates. More
October 14, 2013 -- Lakewood Yacht Club on Saturday announced that it has been named the "Marina of the Year" for 2013 by the Marina Association of Texas. More
October 10, 2013 -- The Port of Orange Board of Commissioners on Wednesday voted unanimously to approve a memorandum of understanding with the Texas Department of Transportation in connection with $490,000 in grant funds the port is receiving for a rail renovation project. More
October 04, 2013 -- The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council has announced that an ABC Control Rule Work Group and Standing and Special Reef Fish Scientific Statistical Committee meeting scheduled for October 8-10 has been canceled due to the federal government shutdown. More
October 03, 2013 -- The United States Coast Guard has urged mariners and members of the maritime community across the Gulf Coast to prepare for Tropical Storm Karen. More
October 02, 2013 -- The West Gulf Maritime Association has updated it's members on the impact of the government shutdown. More
October 01, 2013 -- Riverside Technology, inc. in Colorado has been awarded a $29.8 million contract by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration for Technical Support to the Southeast Fisheries Science Center. More
October 01, 2013 -- The Port of Houston Authority has introduced a smart-phone mobile application that enables customers to check on the status of containers and their availability for pickup at the Port Authority's Bayport and Barbours Cut container terminals. More
September 30, 2013 -- The United States Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District has awarded a $1,369,515 contract to Integris Projects, LLC for dewatering of the Alexander Island Placement Area to increase the area's capacity for dredge material. More
September 29, 2013 -- Port of Galveston Director of Economic Development and External Affairs Roger Quiroga was the featured speaker at last week’s meeting of the Galveston Kiwanis Club. More
September 26, 2013 -- Port of Houston Authority Commission Chair Janiece Longoria has established a Chairman's Citizens Advisory Council. More
September 26, 2013 -- The Galveston Chamber of Commerce hosted a luncheon on Wednesday to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Texas A&M University at Galveston. More
September 24, 2013 -- Two new commissioners took their seats at the Port of Houston Authority Commission table today and a third was appointed by Pasadena City Council. More
September 24, 2013 -- The Port of Houston Authority has published a news release about Tuesday's meeting of the PHA Commission. More
September 23, 2013 -- Port of Galveston Executive Director Michael Mierzwa today reported to the Board of Trustees of the Galveston Wharves on the top six funding priorities for improvements to the port in 2014. More
September 23, 2013 -- The Port of Beaumont Board of Commissioners today voted unanimously to approve an engagement letter with Germer, PLLC, for legal services for FY2014. More
September 23, 2013 -- The Port Commission of the Port of Houston Authority will hold a ceremony to swear in recently appointed commissioners Theldon R. Branch, III and Stephen H. DonCarlos on Tuesday prior to the commission's regular meeting. More
September 23, 2013 -- The Port of Houston Authority today announced that Stephen H. DonCarlos has been appointed to the Port Commission by the Harris County Mayors and Councils Association. More
September 22, 2013 -- A man swept from a fishing boat and into the waters of Galveston Bay was saved by a quick-thinking friend and a piece of standard safety equipment on Sunday. More
September 19, 2013 -- The United States Coast Guard today announed that Captain David Nichols has been named chair of the Area Maritime Security Committee. More
September 18, 2013 -- The United States Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District has awarded a contract to Sol Engineering LLC for routine testing of dredged material from the Corpus Christi Navigation Channel. More
September 18, 2013 -- The Galveston County Navigation District No. 1 Board of Commissioners on Tuesday voted unanimously to formalize its commitment of up to $400,000 as its contribution toward the cost of initial studies and expenses related to replacing the Pelican Island Causeway. More
September 17, 2013 -- The United States Coast Guard on Tuesday escorted 179 Mexican vessels out of the Ports of Brownsville and Isabel to escape threatening weather conditions in Mexican waters. More
September 16, 2013 -- The Dutch Delft University of Technology, Royal HaskoningDHV and Iv Infra are exploring possible designs for a storm surge barrier off the coast of Houston and Galveston. More
September 15, 2013 -- United States Coast Guard and Customs and Border Protection crews escorted 53 Mexican shrimping vessels into the Port of Brownsville Saturday and are escorting another 32 Mexican vessels into port today. More
September 11, 2013 -- The United States Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District has awarded a $1.1 million contract to RLB Contracting Inc. for work in Corpus Christi. More
September 09, 2013 -- A delegation of public officials from Harris and Galveston counties visited New Orleans last week to tour the Greater New Orleans Hurricane and Storm Damage Risk Reduction System that was installed by the United States Army Corps of Engineers following Hurricane Katrina. More
September 06, 2013 -- The Port of Houston Authority has issued a news release regarding a $10 million Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery grant awarded to the port for expansion of the berth at its Bayport Container Terminal. More
September 05, 2013 -- The Port of Houston Authority on Wednesday unveiled the first of a new fleet of high-performance emergency response vessels. More
September 05, 2013 -- The United States Coast Guard on Monday assisted in returning seven endangered sea turtles in Corpus Christi to the Gulf of Mexico. More
September 04, 2013 -- Port Freeport today announced that the port has reached a $19.6 million settlement with multiple companies related to the investigation, redesign and repairs to the failure of the Berth 7 project. More
September 03, 2013 -- The Port of Brownsville today announced that the port took the top ranking for Foreign Trade Zone Exports in the country and the state, according to the 2012 74th Foreign Trade Zone Annual Report. More
September 01, 2013 -- The crew of a sailboat found and helped tow a disabled boat and two people to safety Saturday off Freeport. More
August 31, 2013 -- United States Coast Guard and Texas Parks and Wildlife Department crews are searching for a man overdue from a fishing trip in San Antonio Bay. More
August 31, 2013 -- The United States Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District has awarded a contract in the amount of $13,287,950 to Seattle, Washington-based Manson Construction Company to perform maintenance dredging within the Galveston inner and outer bar, entrance channel and a portion of the Houston Ship Channel. More
August 30, 2013 -- U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker visited the Port of Houston Authority Thursday as she continued her nationwide listening tour, where she participated in a roundtable with Houston area business leaders sponsored by the Greater Houston Partnership. More
August 29, 2013 -- The Houston Maritime Arbitrators Association will host a "Lunch and Learn" meeting featuring Captain David G. Marsh's presentation of "The Story of the Loss of M/V Derbyshire and 20 years of Investigations" on September 5. More
August 29, 2013 -- The Texas Department Of Transportation Commission approved a contract with Port Freeport to establish a truck corridor that Port Director Glenn Carlson says will have positive effects for years to come. More
August 26, 2013 -- The Board of Trustees of the Galveston Wharves today voted unanimously to approve a contract with Premium Roofing Systems LLC for an amount not to exceed $421,880 for the replacement of the roof at Cruise Terminal No. 2. More
August 26, 2013 -- The Port of Beaumont Board of Commissioners today voted 3-2, with Lee Smith and Georgine Guillory opposed, to appoint William C. “Bill” Darling to the vacant Ward 1 seat on the commission. More
August 25, 2013 -- A 33-year-old man was medevaced Saturday afternoon after he was believed to be experiencing stroke-like symptoms, approximately 85 miles off Galveston. More
August 23, 2013 -- Brandon N. Hill, a student technician for the Sargassum Early Advisory System at Texas A&M University at Galveston, is posting a series of articles titled "Galveston’s Journey from Hassle to Harmony" on GuidryNews.com. Article Six
August 22, 2013 -- The United States Coast Guard today announced that the Coast Guard Cutter Decisive has returned to its homeport of Pascagoula, Mississippi after conducing a 29 day patrol in the Gulf of Mexico and the Straits of Florida. More
August 21, 2013 -- The Port Commission of the Port of Houston Authority held its monthly meeting on Tuesday. More
August 20, 2013 -- The Port of Houston Authority Commission today voted unanimously to approve new Promotion and Development Fund Policy and Standards. More
August 20, 2013 -- The Seafarers's Center of Beaumont will present former Port of Beaumont Commissioner H.M. "Henry" Nix with the Tom Jackson Sabine-Neches Waterway Outstanding Service Award during its annual fundraising event on August 27. More
August 19, 2013 -- The Port of Beaumont Board of Commissioners, in a special executive meeting today, interviewed nine candidates for appointment to the board’s vacant Ward 1 seat. More
August 19, 2013 -- The Panama Canal Authority has begun the countdown for the centennial celebration as it commemorates its 99th anniversary. More
August 18, 2013 -- The United States Coast Guard reports that a 51-year-old man is safe after falling off his sailboat and swimming appoximately 3 miles to shore near Freeport Saturday night. More
August 17, 2013 -- Coast Guard crews medevaced a 17-year-old female suffering from a seizure south of Port Mansfield Saturday and later worked with Packery Patrol to rescue a distressed kayaker north of Packery Channel. More
August 17, 2013 -- The Port of Houston Authority Commission held a special meeting on Friday to discuss several issues. More
August 16, 2013 -- The Bay Area Houston Transportation Partnership Monthly Luncheon on Thursday featured Port Freeport. More
August 15, 2013 -- The Port of Galveston today announced that it has been awarded a Logistics Management 2013 Quest for Quality Award in the Ports category. More
August 15, 2013 -- The Port of Houston Authority Port Commission has called a special meeting for Friday. More
August 15, 2013 -- The United States Coast Guard and Galveston Police Department's marine division are searching for a 50-year-old man whose boat was found without him aboard in the West Bay off Galveston on Wednesday. More
August 14, 2013 -- Orion Marine Group, Inc. on Tuesday announced that it has been awarded an approximately $15 million contract to partially demolish and reconstruct a wharf and new crane rails for the Port of Tacoma in Washington. More
August 14, 2013 -- The Port of Orange Board of Commissioners on Monday voted unanimously to approve the port’s FY2014 Budget. More
August 14, 2013 -- The Port of Orange has approved a lease with Maritime License Training Company, which will provide United States Coast Guard approved training courses at the port's Border Street Complex. More
August 12, 2013 -- The Seafarers’ Center of Beaumont will present the Tom Jackson Sabine Neches Water Outstanding Service Award to Port of Beaumont Commissioner H.M. “Henry” Nix on August 27 at the MCM Elegante Ballroom. More
August 09, 2013 -- Boatcrews from the Coast Guard Station South Padre Island seized two lanchas and detained eight Mexican nationals caught illegally fishing in American waters on Thursday in the United States Exclusive Economic Zone. More
August 05, 2013 -- The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council will meet from August 26 through 29 at the Hilton Palacio del Rio in San Antonio. More
August 05, 2013 -- The Port of Houston Authority Commission in a special meeting on Monday voted unanimously to authorize another $296,000 for dredging at the Bayport Cruise Terminal, which increases the authorized expenditure to an amount not to exceed $700,000. More
August 04, 2013 -- The Port of Houston Authority Commission will hold a special meeting on Monday to consider a proposed amendment to the memorandum of agreement regarding the maintenance dredging of the Bayport Cruise and Container Terminal berths. More
August 02, 2013 -- Brandon N. Hill, a student technician for the Sargassum Early Advisory System at Texas A&M University at Galveston, is posting a series of articles titled "Galveston’s Journey from Hassle to Harmony" on GuidryNews.com. Article Three
July 29, 2013 -- Boatoberfest on Clear Lake will be held on October 24 - 27. More
July 28, 2013 -- The Tampa Port Authority last week announced a mutual commitment with Ports America to strengthen port terminal operations for break bulk cargoes, including automobiles and containers. More
July 26, 2013 -- Former Galveston mayor Roger Quiroga, who is director of economic development at the Port of Galveston, introduced J. Michael Graham to Galveston City Council. Also supported by former Galveston mayor Barbara Crews, Graham asked the city council to create a non taxing infrastructure authority to facilitate development of a desalination and co-generation plant on Pelican Island, possibly on property owned by the Port of Houston. More
July 25, 2013 -- The Port of Beaumont has been recognized by the Railway Industrial Clearance Association as the nation's most improved port. More
July 25, 2013 -- The United States Army Corps of Engineers, Galveston District, has awarded a $4.6 million contract to Manson Construction Company for maintenance dredging in Brazoria County. More
July 23, 2013 -- At its meeting today, the Port Commission of the Port of Houston Authority reached agreement with Princess Cruises to make passenger calls for two additional cruise seasons. More
July 23, 2013 -- The Port of Houston Authority Commission today approved a new agreement with Princess Cruise Lines to operate from the Bayport Cruise Terminal for an additional two years. More
July 22, 2013 -- The Board of Trustees of the Galveston Wharves has elected Benny Holland to be chairman, again. More
July 22, 2013 -- The Port of Beaumont Board of Commissioners today voted unanimously to approve a lease agreement with Port of Beaumont Petroleum Transload Terminal II, LLC for property and operations in the port’s Orange County Terminal. More
July 18, 2013 -- The United States Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District has awarded a contract to 4H Construction Corporation for dewatering of the Mid Bay placement area. More
July 18, 2013 -- The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council on Wednesday in New Orleans adjusted the 2013 red snapper quota and set the fall recreational red snapper season. More
July 17, 2013 -- The Port of Houston Authority Commission held a special meeting on Monday. More
July 17, 2013 -- The Board of Commissioners of Galveston County Navigation District No. 1 on Tuesday discussed upcoming meetings in the community to get input on repairs to the current Pelican Island causeway, which are due to get under way before the end of the year. More
July 17, 2013 -- The Port of Galveston has been ranked the fourth busiest cruise port in the U.S. based upon embarkation according to a recent study prepared by Business Research and Economic Advisors for the Cruise Lines International Association. More
July 16, 2013 -- Sea Lake Yacht Sales and Lakewood Yacht Club are hosting a Beneteau Owners Rendezvous in the club’s Inner Harbor in September. More
July 16, 2013 -- The Economic Alliance Houston Port Region on September 5 will host an economic outlook conference for petrochemical and maritime experts to share plans for for unprecedented growth of the Houston Ship Channel region. More
July 15, 2013 -- BP America on Monday launched the Gulf Claims Fraud Hotline to help protect the integrity of the claims processes relating to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. More
July 15, 2013 -- The Railway Industrial Clearance Association has recognized the Port of Houston Authority as "the nation's best" after evaluating Houston and 25 other U.S. ports in the areas of overall quality, customer service, customer satisfaction and quality of facilities. More
July 12, 2013 -- Dr. Sarah Janes, vice president of Continuing and Professional Development at San Jacinto College, has been selected for the Paul Cuffee Maritime Leadership Award for promotion of diversity within the maritime industry. More
July 10, 2013 -- United States Coast Guard rescue crews are searching for a missing person last seen off Grand Isle, Tuesday afternoon. More
July 09, 2013 -- A 48-year-old man was medevaced Monday night after he was found to be experiencing heart attack symptoms aboard an off shore tug boat approximately 120 miles off Galveston. More
July 08, 2013 -- The United States Coast Guard, Port Arthur Fire Department and Jefferson County Sheriff's Department are searching for a 56-year-old man after a collision occurred between a tug and a barge west of Goat Island in Sabine Lake on Sunday. More
July 06, 2013 -- A 54-year-old woman was medevaced Saturday morning after sustaining back injuries from a fall, aboard a 29-foot pleasure craft approximately 15 miles off Galveston. More
July 06, 2013 -- Texas Seaport Museum Director Jamie White has posted an update to ELISSA volunteers and other supporters on the deck renewal project underway on the tall ship at Pier 21 in Galveston. More
July 03, 2013 -- The United States Coast Guard today reminded the public to exercise safe boating during the Fourth of July holiday weekend. More
July 02, 2013 -- The United States Coast Guard today announced that Captain Thomas Sparks has assumed duties as Federal On-Scene Coordinator for the Gulf Coast Incident Management Team overseeing the cleanup of recoverable oil from the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill. More
July 02, 2013 -- Captain John Gunning, president of the Brazos Pilots Association, announced on Monday that Captain Daniel Blanton has been approved as a branch pilot for the Ports of Freeport. More
July 01, 2013 -- The United States Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District has announced a change in the schedule for opening of the Colorado River Locks for the Fourth of July holiday. More
June 28, 2013 -- The United States Coast Guard today rescued four people from the water and medevaced a fifth person after responding to a boat that became swamped just off Morgan's Point in the Houston Ship Channel. More w/Video
June 27, 2013 -- The Board of Pilot Commissioners for Harris County Ports is requesting public comments on proposed revisions to Section 9 Pilotage Charges of the Rules and Regulations Governing Pilots and Pilotage on the Houston Ship Channel between the Galveston Bar and Turning Basin. More
June 26, 2013 -- Orion Marine Group in Houston on Wednesday announced a contract award of approximately $20 million to construct and dredge a new ship dock for a private customer in the Gulf Coast region. More
June 26, 2013 -- Tonnage is up this year at the Port of Houston Authority, with container tonnage through May up by 9 percent, Executive Director Len Waterworth reported at Tuesday's meeting of the Port Commission of the Port of Houston Authority. More
June 26, 2013 -- The Port of Houston Authority Commission on Tuesday approved a memorandum of understanding with the City of Seabrook and Galveston Bay Foundation regarding Phase III of the Pine Gully Project to investigate and mitigate sedimentation at Pine Gully. More
June 25, 2013 -- Harris County Commissioners Court today appointed longtime labor leader Clyde Fitzgerald to serve as a member of the Port Commission of the Port of Houston Authority. More
June 25, 2013 -- The Lakewood Yacht Club today announced that the Harvest Moon Regatta has received a record number of sponsors for the race, which takes place on October 17. More
June 24, 2013 -- Transportation consultant Barry Goodman and Aubrey Haynes, managing member of Legacy Port Partners, appeared before the Board of Trustees of the Galveston Wharves today to report on the memorandum of understanding approved by the Galveston County Rural Rail Transportation District last week. More
June 24, 2013 -- The Port of Beaumont Board of Commissioners today voted unanimously to approve Change Order No. 3 to the Orange County Access Roadway Project construction contract with APAC Texas, Inc. More
June 23, 2013 -- The First Annual Houston Maritime Museum Family Festival on Sunday attracted a large crowd to the Sam Houston Pavilion at the Port of Houston where the new Maritime Museum will be built. More
June 21, 2013 -- The Galveston Historical Foundation will host an orientation meeting for seamanship training on the 1877 ELISSA on July 20 at the Texas Seaport Museum. More
June 21, 2013 -- The Commerce Department has announced appointments to the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council. More
June 21, 2013 -- Barbara A. Canales has been appointed by Nueces County as a Port Commissioner in Corpus Christi. More
June 21, 2013 -- Texas Seaport Museum Director Jamie White reports that work on ELISSA's deck will not be completed until late November and thus it is unlikely ELISSA's restoration will be complete in time for the tall ship to be at the starting line of the Harvest Moon Regatta in October. More
June 20, 2013 -- Port Corpus Christi Commissioners today approved a series of agreements associated with the construction of M&G Resins, USA, LLC project. More
June 19, 2013 -- The Tampa Port Authority Board of Commissioners approved an agreement on Tuesday that will allow four of the Florida port’s major oil and gas customers to share operation, maintenance and repair of the new petroleum unloading facilities at the Port of Tampa’s main petroleum terminal complex, currently undergoing major construction and modernization. More
June 19, 2013 -- The Houston Maritime Museum Family Festival takes place on Sunday, June 23 at the Port of Houston Authority's Sam Houston Pavilion from 2 pm to 5 pm. More
June 17, 2013 -- The Galveston County Rural Rail Transportation District Board of Directors on Monday voted unanimously to approve a memorandum of understanding with Legacy Port Partners, LLC to provide funding for a feasibility study by The Goodman Corporation of a new freight rail connection to Pelican Island and construction of a new four lane bridge to serve auto and truck traffic on Pelican Island. More
June 17, 2013 -- Lakewood Yacht Club will host the 2013 Bay Cup II Regatta on August 3 on Galveston Bay. More
June 17, 2013 -- The Port Freeport Port Commission recently elected John Hoss as board chair. More
June 15, 2013 -- A 57-year-old Ukrainian man was medevaced Saturday morning after he was found to be experiencing stroke-like symptoms aboard a tanker approximately 18 miles off Galveston. More
June 15, 2013 -- Captain Brian Penoyer relieved Captain James Whitehead as commander of Coast Guard units in the Houston-Galveston area on Friday. More
June 13, 2013 -- The Port of Houston Authority today announced that NYK Line is launching a new roll-on/roll-off service connecting Houston to the west coast of South America from the Turning Basin terminals in Houston. More
June 13, 2013 -- The Port of Lake Charles Board of Commissioners on Wednesday voted unanimously to approve a lease option agreement with Greenfield Logistical Services to build housing on port property to accommodate thousands of new workers construction jobs that will be generated by more than $47 billion worth of investments in Southwest Louisiana. More
June 12, 2013 -- The Carnival Triumph returned to Galveston on Tuesday following a dry dock in the Bahamas for repairs and upgrades after a fire disabled the ship. More
June 11, 2013 -- The United States Coast Guard on Monday medevaced a man from a fishing boat approximately 35 miles off the coast of Galveston after he fell and lost feeling in the left half of his body. More
June 10, 2013 -- The Port of Houston Authority Commission held a special meeting this morning regarding a special claim involving former PHA employee Ronald Levine. More
June 10, 2013 -- The Port of Houston Authority today announced that Mediterranean Shipping Company is providing a new weekly direct container service between Houston and Brazil. More
June 10, 2013 -- The Port of Orange Board of Commissioners today tentatively scheduled a budget workshop for 11 a.m. on August 12, prior to the board’s regular August meeting. More
June 10, 2013 -- Port Corpus Christi today announced that it has earned two awards at the American Association of Port Authorities' 46th annual Communications Competition. More
June 10, 2013 -- A father and his two sons were rescued Sunday after their boat stopped working 25 miles south of Corpus Christi in the Laguna Madre. More
June 07, 2013 -- A panel of judges from the First Court of Appeals last week ruled against former ILA Local 20 President Ted O’Rourke in his lawsuit against the Port of Galveston and the Board of Trustees of the Galveston Wharves. More
June 06, 2013 -- The Lakewood Yacht Club has announced a full calendar of racing activities on the Gulf Coast and Galveston Bay during the fall and winter seasons. More
June 05, 2013 -- The United States Coast Guard is urging the public to observe water safety rules while at local beaches and waterways during the summer. More
June 05, 2013 -- John Ford, president of the Galveston County Rural Transportation District, visited the Galveston County Navigation District No. 1 Board of Commissioners on Tuesday to discuss a prospect for development of a rail bridge on Pelican Island. More
June 05, 2013 -- Keels & Wheels Concours d'Elegance Chair Bob Fuller has posted a message of appreciation for those who participated in the 18th Annual Keels & Wheels Concours d'Elegance and as well as photos of the winning classic boats and automobiles at the annual event at Lakewood Yacht Club. More
June 04, 2013 -- The West Gulf Maritime Association hosted a reception so that maritime industry stakeholders could thank Captain James H. Whitehead, III for his five years of service to the maritime community in Sector Houston-Galveston; and to welcome to Captain Brian K. Penoyer who succeeds Captain Whitehead as the Commander of Sector Houston-Galveston. More
June 03, 2013 -- The United States Coast Guard today reported that the upper Mississippi River has been closed to all traffic in response to high water. More
June 03, 2013 -- Lakewood Yacht Club will host the third Hatteras Rendezvous June 27-30. More
June 03, 2013 -- Coast Guard crews along the Texas Gulf Coast responded to multiple search and rescue cases Sunday resulting in 17 lives saved or assisted. More
June 02, 2013 -- The 2013 Plankowners' Syndicate Party and Auction to support the 1877 Tall Ship ELISSA was held at the Texas Seaport Museum on Saturday. More
May 31, 2013 -- The United States Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District today is joining the Association of State Dam Safety Officals and the Federal Emergency Management Agency in recognizing May 31 as National Dam Safety Awareness Day. More
May 31, 2013 -- The United States Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District is seeking public input regarding proposed changes to its permit setback policy along the Gulf Coast Intracoastal Waterway to address the oversight of construction of structures and fill permits along the waterway. More
May 30, 2013 -- The United States Coast Guard and the Texas City Police Department are searching for a 25-year-old man who was overtaken by a wave while fishing in the vicinity of Mosquito Island of the Texas City Dike today. More
May 28, 2013 -- The United States Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District today announced that work has started on a $14.5 million jetty repair project at the entrance to the Brownsville Ship Channel at South Padre Island. More
May 27, 2013 -- Texas game wardens requested the public’s help in identifying the operator of a motorboat that collided with a sailboat in the Galveston Channel Sunday night. More
May 24, 2013 -- The Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council on Thursday publicly released the Draft Initial Comprehensive Plan and Draft Environmental Assessment for formal public comment. More
May 23, 2013 -- The United States Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District reminds Texans to be aware of water safety rules during the Memorial Day holiday. More
May 21, 2013 -- Texas A&M University at Galveston today announced that the university's training ship, the General Rudder, has canceled its visit to the Port of Port Arthur on Wednesday. More
May 21, 2013 -- The Port Commission of the Port of Houston Authority today voted unanimously to enter into a memorandum of agreement with United States Customs and Border Protection to reimburse the agency in an amount not to exceed $300,000 for costs in connection with work required for inspection services at the port’s Bayport Cruise Terminal in Pasadena. More
May 21, 2013 -- The Port of Houston Authority today announced that the first of three new fireboats to be placed in service at the port is departing Lake Ontario on Wednesday on a two-week journey to Houston. More
May 20, 2013 -- The Board of Trustees of the Galveston Wharves today voted unanimously to approve a sixth amendment to a development and facilities agreement with the City of Galveston for the development of the Galveston Downtown Transit Terminal to extend the deadline of the management and operating agreement to July 4. More
May 20, 2013 -- The Port of Beaumont Board of Commissioners today voted unanimously to re-elect C.A. “Pete” Shelton as president of the board. More
May 17, 2013 -- The United States Army Corps of Engineers, Galveston District, has awarded a contract to Mike Hooks Inc. for maintenance dredging of the Freeport inside channel and turning basins in Brazoria County. More
May 17, 2013 -- The Port of Houston Authority today announced that the port will launch a new all-water service connecting Houston with San Juan, Puerto Rico from the Jacintoport terminal on May 29. More
May 17, 2013 -- The Port of Houston Authority today announced that Bahri, formerly the National Shipping Company of Saudi Arabia, is providing monthly roll on/roll off service at the port's Turning Basin. More
May 17, 2013 -- Texas A&M University at Galveston today announced that the university's training vessel General Rudder will be visiting the Port of Port Arthur Tuesday through Thursday as part of a training cruise for students of the Texas Maritime Academy. More
May 16, 2013 -- The United States Coast Guard today hosted a ceremony to mark the transfer of command of Marine Safety Unit Texas City from Captain James Robertson to Commander Ricardo Alonso. More
May 16, 2013 -- The Sabine-Neches Navigation District today announced that the Water Resource Development Act, which has been approved by the United States Senate, authorizes the Sabine-Neches Waterway Deepening Project. More
May 16, 2013 -- The Economic Alliance Houston Port Region today applauded the passage of legislation by the United States Senate to increase funding for inland port dredging to be released from the Harbor Maintenance Trust Fund through the Water Resources Development Act of 2013. More
May 16, 2013 -- The United States Coast Guard will host an open house on Saturday at Coast Guard Station Port Aransas as part of National Safe Boating Week. More
May 16, 2013 -- The United States Coast Guard on Tuesday diverted a crew conducting a training flight to rescue a man whose jet ski capsized in South Bay off Port Aransas. More
May 15, 2013 -- The United States Coast Guard is taking part in "Wear Your Life Jacket to Work Day" on Friday, to increase awareness of boating safety. More
May 13, 2013 -- The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation on Monday announced that Texas will receive $203 million to restore Gulf coast natural resources impacted by the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. More
May 13, 2013 -- The Board of Commissioners of Pilots for the Ports of Galveston County today voted unanimously to approve a three-year, three percent pilotage rate increase, as requested by the Galveston-Texas City Pilots Association. More
May 10, 2013 -- The Texas House of Representatives on Thursday voted 63 - 44 to adopt the Senate version of the Port of Houston Sunset Bill. More
May 09, 2013 -- Orion Marine Group, Inc. today announced that it has been awarded an approximately $9 million contract from the United States Army Corps of Engineers to dredge the Houston Ship Channel. More
May 09, 2013 -- United States Coast Guard crews are searching for three or four men aboard a white 29-foot Chris-Craft Catalina sport fishing boat about 95 miles southeast of Galveston. More
May 09, 2013 -- The Port of Houston Authority reports that Houston has maintained its position as Brazil's largest U.S. seaborne trade partner by value and weight according to newly compiled statistics. More
May 03, 2013 -- The United States Coast Guard today reported that a fishing boat assisted two kayakers in returning to land after their kayaks had been pushed out to sea off High Island by strong winds. More
May 02, 2013 -- The United States Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District's Water Safety Team has launched its summer water safety campaign. More
May 02, 2013 -- The United States Coast Guard on Wednesday announced that it is working with federal, state and local agencies to mitigate possible impacts from an oil platform off of Matagorda Island that has developed a small water leak from a tank that also contains crude oil. More
May 01, 2013 -- Royal Caribbean International has announced that the cruise line will return to Galveston beginning in November with the 3,114-passenger Navigator of the Seas, which will operate year-round from the Port of Galveston. More
May 01, 2013 -- Royal Caribbean International on Tuesday announced that the cruise line is basing the Navigator of the Seas in Galveston to offer cruises year-round. More
May 01, 2013 -- Port of Galveston announced today that Royal Caribbean International has decided to base the Voyager class ship, Navigator of the Seas year-round from Galveston beginning in November 2013. More
April 26, 2013 -- The United States Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District today announced that it has awarded a $3.75 million contract to Apollo Environmental Strategies, Inc. for the construction of a rock containment perimeter at the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway adjacent to the Aransas National Wildlife Refuge in Calhoun County. More
April 24, 2013 -- PortVision, a provider of business intelligence solutions for the maritime industry, will host its next complimentary educational luncheon for maritime terminal management on June 6 at the Embassy Suites Houston-Downtown hotel. More
April 23, 2013 -- The Port of Houston Authority Commission today voted unanimously to authorize applications to the Foreign Trade Zone Board for an expansion of FTZ No. 84 and for a subzone site for Frontier Logistics on behalf of Sage V Foods. More
April 22, 2013 -- The Board of Trustees of the Galveston Wharves and the Galveston Port Facilities Corporation Board of Directors today voted unanimously to amend the Port of Galveston’s 2013 Operating and Renewal & Replacement budgets. More
April 22, 2013 -- The United States Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District today reported that the maintenance dredging of the Houston Ship Channel barge lanes between Bayport and Morgan's Point have been completed. More
April 22, 2013 -- The Port of Beaumont Board of Commissioners today voted unanimously to cancel the May 11 Election for an At-Large Position on the board. More
April 21, 2013 -- The United States Coast Guard has suspended the search for four missing fishermen off the Galveston coast. More
April 19, 2013 -- The United States Coast Guard today rescued one crewmember and is searching for four others after their fishing vessel sank 115 miles southeast of Galveston. More
April 17, 2013 -- Members of the United States Maritime Alliance, Ltd. today voted to ratify a new six-year Master Contract with the International Longshoremen’s Association. More
April 14, 2013 -- The Texas House of Representatives last week approved a bill that preserves the right of Harris County Commissioners Court, Houston City Council, Pasadena City Council and an organization of small cities on the ship channel to appoint members to the Port of Houston Authority Commission; but puts 12 year limits on their terms. More
April 12, 2013 -- Three men were brought to safety by a good Samaritan after the men's shrimp boat caught fire just north of the South Galveston Jetty, Friday. More w/Video
April 11, 2013 -- Port of Houston Authority Commissioner Jim Fonteno has resigned. More
April 10, 2013 -- International Longshoremen’s Association members voted overwhelmingly Tuesday to approve a new six-year Master Contract covering 14,500 workers at the East and Gulf Coast ports. More
April 10, 2013 -- San Jacinto College today announced that Rear Admiral William W. Pickavance, Jr. has joined the college to serve as a consultant to its maritime program. More
April 09, 2013 -- The Port Corpus Christi Board of Commissioners today approved a grant agreement with the Maritime Administration for the use of grant funds for construction of the Nueces River Rail Yard. More
April 08, 2013 -- Port Corpus Christi on Monday announced the launch of its mobile app, which is designed to facilitate communication and better serve customers and prospective customers of the port. More
April 08, 2013 -- The Port of Orange Board of Commissioners today voted unanimously to select Edgar, Kiker & Cross as the outside auditor for the port for FY2012-2013. More
April 08, 2013 -- Lakewood Yacht Club will host the 31st Annual Shoe Regatta May 18-19. More
April 08, 2013 -- The United States Coast Guard issued a notice stating that it will hold a public meeting in Houston on April 25 to receive comments on its proposed rule on Transportation Worker Identification Credential reader requirements. More
April 05, 2013 -- The United States Coast Guard and Houston Police Department on Thursday stopped a security zone violator in the Houston Ship Channel. More
April 05, 2013 -- The United States Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District today announced that Simon DeSoto, Colorado River lockmaster, has received awards for his radio water safety public service announcements during the 17th International Boating and Water Safety Summit. More
April 04, 2013 -- The United States Fish and Wildlife Service has announced the beginning of this year's sea turtle nesting season on the Texas coast and asks the public to be observant. More
April 04, 2013 -- The Houston Maritime Museum will host a Maritime History Lecture on April 11 and a Maritime Career Lecture on April 18. More
April 04, 2013 -- The Mariner Group, LLC, a world leader in delivering advanced Situational Awareness and Response software announced on Wednesday that the Port of Galveston selected CommandBridge™ as the cornerstone of its Maritime Command and Control & Situational Awareness project. More
April 03, 2013 -- The United States Coast Guard will host several meetings concerning the Transportation Worker Identification Credential Reader Requirements Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, with a meeting in Houston on April 25. More
April 03, 2013 -- The Board of Commissioners of Galveston County Navigation District No. 1 on Tuesday reviewed two issues related to the Pelican Island Causeway. More
April 02, 2013 -- The Port of Houston Authority will host the Third Annual Maritime Youth Expo on April 6 at the port's Bayport Cruise Terminal. More
April 01, 2013 -- The Port of Brownsville has received a Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada. More
April 01, 2013 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry today announced that he has appointed James Scott of Beaumont to the Jefferson and Orange County Board of Pilot Commissioners. More
March 31, 2013 -- A 28-year-old man was medevaced after sustaining about a 20-foot fall aboard a tanker in the fairway anchorage off Sabine, approximately 55 miles southeast of Port Arthur, Saturday afternoon. More
March 29, 2013 -- Lakewood Yacht Club on Sunday, March 24 hosted its annual Blessing of the Fleet Ceremony. More
March 27, 2013 -- The Port of Brownsville Board of Commissioners on Tuesday approved the TIGER IV Grant Agreement from the United States Department of Transportation for an all-purpose Cargo Dock. More
March 27, 2013 -- The Texas General Land Office will hold the annual Adopt-A-Beach Spring Cleanup on April 20 at eight locations in the Houston and Galveston areas. More
March 26, 2013 -- The Houston Port Authority Commission today voted 5-0-1, with Chair Janiece Longoria recusing herself, to approve a contract with CenterPoint Energy, Inc. for the rehabilitation of electric distribution lines at Bayport Terminal for a cost not to exceed $70,000. More
March 25, 2013 -- The Board of Trustees of the Galveston Wharves today voted unanimously to accept the Galveston Wharves and Galveston Port Facilities Corporation Consolidated Financial Audit and the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report. More
March 21, 2013 -- Representatives from well-known industrial companies participated in a “Reverse Trade Show” where their procurement or maintenance managers were available to answer questions and visit with attendees on "How to do Business" with their company. More
March 20, 2013 -- The United States Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District on Tuesday announced that its Public Affairs Office has earned two Major General Keith L. Ware Public Affairs Awards. More
March 15, 2013 -- Lakewood Yacht Club will host the Snipe North American Championship Regatta April 17-21. More
March 15, 2013 -- Houston Pilots Chair Captain Robert Thompson has written a letter to the Port of Houston Authority giving notice that the Houston Pilots has withdrawn its rate application. More
March 14, 2013 -- The United States Maritime Alliance and International Longshoremen’s Association have issued a statement that the master contract for ILA members at East and Gulf Coast ports moved a step closer to final approval on Wednesday after the union’s Wage Scale Committee voted to recommend approval of the six-year agreement. More
March 13, 2013 -- Port Corpus Christi today announced that Austria-based voestalpine Group, a steel making and processing group, is partnering with the port for its La Quinta Trade Gateway, a multi-cargo terminal. More
March 12, 2013 -- A Coast Guard rescue boatcrew on Tuesday saved two kayakers that were stranded south of Galveston. More
March 11, 2013 -- The Lakewood Yacht Club recently presented trophies to the winners of the Bay Cup I race. More
March 09, 2013 -- A shrimp boil fundraiser benefiting the family of Jerry Nagel was held on Saturday at the Stags Head Pub, 2128 Portsmouth in Houston. More
March 08, 2013 -- Jim Guidry has prepared a special six-minute Webio Report about transportation issues in Houston this week. Listen
March 08, 2013 -- The Texas Southern University Department of Transportation Studies on Thursday hosted a conference titled, “Effectively Planning for Freight Traffic in the Houston Region as a Result of the Panama Canal Expansion". More
March 08, 2013 -- The Port Commission of the Port of Houston Authority held a special meeting on Thursday to approve two items amending construction services contracts with Level Infrastructure, Inc. and Trans-Tel Central, Inc. for projects at the North Turning Basin terminals and Barbours Cut and Bayport terminals. More
March 07, 2013 -- The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council today announced that Doug Gregory has been named the council's new executive director. More
March 06, 2013 -- The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council will convene a meeting of its Standing, Special Mackerel, and Ecosystem Scientific and Statistical Committees on March 27 and 28 in Florida. More
March 06, 2013 -- Galveston Historical Foundation's Texas Seaport Museum will host a Marine Biology Tour on March 11. More
March 06, 2013 -- The Galveston County Navigation District No. 1 Board of Commissioners on Tuesday authorized the district’s attorney Bill Rider to discuss a proposed agreement with the City of Galveston regarding funding of “soft costs”, primarily environmental studies, for a new bridge across the Galveston Ship Channel to Pelican Island. More
March 05, 2013 -- The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council will hold a series of scoping workshops regarding a days-at-sea pilot program for the red snapper for-hire fishery throughout March and April at various locations around the Gulf of Mexico. More
March 05, 2013 -- The Houston Maritime Museum will present "Reflections on the December 7, 1941 Attack on Pearl Harbor" with Thomas Gillette, whose father served as manager of the Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard, on March 14. More
March 04, 2013 -- The Port Commission of the Port of Houston Authority has scheduled a special meeting for Thursday at 2 p.m. More
March 01, 2013 -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District has awarded a task order contract in the amount of $260,792.34 to J.M. Davidson Inc., for mooring buoy installation and repair work at the Port Arthur, Bolivar, Pelican Island and Chocolate Bayou mooring areas along the Texas coast. More
February 27, 2013 -- UPDATE: The United States Coast Guard is continuing to respond to an oil spill in Lake Grande Ecaille Bay nine miles southwest of Port Sulphur More
February 27, 2013 -- United States Coast Guard Commandant Admiral Bob Papp today delivered the 2013 State of the Coast Guard Address in Washington, D.C. More
February 27, 2013 -- The United States Coast Guard today responded to a report of an allision between a vessel and an inactive wellhead nine miles southwest of Port Sulphur, Louisiana. More
February 26, 2013 -- The Port of Houston Authority Commission today voted unanimously to approve the Fiscal Year 2013 Operating and Capital Budget. More
February 26, 2013 -- The United States Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District today announced that it has awarded a contract to J.M. Davidson, Inc. for mooring buoy installation and repair work at the Brazos River Floodgates along the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway in Freeport. More
February 26, 2013 -- The Board of Trustees of the Galveston Wharves on Monday heard presentations on the proposed development of the west end of the port and a proposed option agreement with Texas, Mexico & Pacific Railroad LLC for 184 acres on Pelican Island; and also discussed an anticipated shortfall of almost $1 million in the 2013 Budget. More
February 25, 2013 -- The West Gulf Maritime Association has filed an objection to the Houston Pilot's February 18, 2013, application for pilotage rate change. More
February 25, 2013 -- The Port of Beaumont Board of Commissioners today voted unanimously to order an election for May 11 to elect commissioners to an At-Large position and the Ward 2 seat. More
February 21, 2013 -- Brian Rinehart, airport manager for the Houston Airport System’s Ellington Airport, spoke to a general membership meeting of Economic Alliance Houston Port Region on Wednesday at Lakewood Yacht Club. More
February 21, 2013 -- Texas State Representative Craig Eiland has filed legislation to change the way appointments are made to the Board of Commissioners of Pilots for the Ports of Galveston County. More
February 20, 2013 -- The United States Coast Guard has reported that two inbound chemical tankers collided today approximately 70 miles south of Galveston, causing internal damage to one of the tankers. More
February 20, 2013 -- Panama Canal Administrator Jorge L. Quijano recently gave a presentation on the Panama Canal Expansion Program while visiting Lamar University. More
February 20, 2013 -- The Board of Commissioners of Pilots for the Ports of Galveston County on Tuesday voted unanimously to seek legislative approval for “a method of providing a level of independent funding for the activities of the board”. More
February 19, 2013 -- The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council today announced that it is seeking applications for membership in its panels and committees. More
February 15, 2013 -- Carnival Cruise Lines has announced the cancellation of 12 of its voyages that were scheduled aboard the Triumph. More
February 15, 2013 -- The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council recently met to discuss the management of red snapper and other items. More
February 12, 2013 -- The American Undersea Warfare Center in Galveston will hold a Volunteer Work Day on February 23 to clean the USS Stewart at Seawolf Park. More
February 12, 2013 -- The United States Coast Guard today reported that the Coast Guard Cutter Vigorous is escorting the Carnival Triumph cruise ship, which is being towed by two tugboats, to Mobile, Alabama. More
February 11, 2013 -- The Port of Orange Board of Commissioners today voted unanimously to award a $547,955 bid to Widgeon Construction of Orange for the Alabama Street Terminal Dock Repair Phase II Project. More
February 11, 2013 -- Carnival Cruise Lines today reported that the Carnival Triumph, which lost propulsion during the weekend due to a fire, is awaiting the arrival of two tugboats to tow the ship to Progreso, Mexico. More
February 11, 2013 -- The Carnival cruise ship Triumph reported a fire in the aft engine room on Saturday, lost its main propulsion and is dead in the water approximately 136 miles north of Merida, Mexico. More
February 06, 2013 -- The Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council will hold a series of public engagement sessions in Mississippi, Louisiana, and Florida throughout the month of February. More
February 06, 2013 -- Texas A&M University at Galveston will host the First Annual Laffite Seminar March 8 and 9 on the school's Pelican Island campus. More
February 06, 2013 -- PortVision, a leading provider of business intelligence solutions for the maritime industry, today launched the PortVision CONNECT initiative, which includes a $500,000 commitment to fund the development and implementation of web-based solutions that help non-profit maritime organizations enhance port and waterway efficiency, safety and security for their stakeholders. More
February 05, 2013 -- The United States Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District today announced that the district's Public Affairs Office has been recognized with a Gold Award from the AVA Digital Awards competition for its "Dig This: 2012 Dredging Along the Texas Coast" video. More
February 04, 2013 -- National Retail Federation President and CEO Matthew Shay on Saturday issued a statement regarding a tentative contract agreement between the International Longshoremen's Association and the United States Maritime Alliance. More
February 03, 2013 -- A Coast Guard petty officer assigned to Maritime Safety and Security Team Galveston was honored last week for his superior service while deployed in support border security and overseas combat operations. More
February 03, 2013 -- The United States Coast Guard was medically evacuated a man from a 435-foot tank ship Saturday evening, approximately 50 miles southeast of the Texas-Mexico border. More
February 02, 2013 -- Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service Director George H. Cohen has announced that that the United States Maritime Alliance And International Longshoremen’s Association have reached a tentative agreement for a comprehensive successor Master Agreement. More
January 31, 2013 -- The 18th Annual Keels & Wheels Concours d'Elegance, benefiting The Boys & Girls Harbor, is now accepting car and boat entries for exhibitors to participate in the event, which is scheduled for May 4-5, 2013. More
January 30, 2013 -- United States Congressman Michael McCaul, chair of the House Committee on Homeland Security, hosted a briefing on ”Future Security Concerns at Port of Houston” in the executive offices of the port this morning. More
January 30, 2013 -- The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council has issued a reminder that the recreational shallow-water grouper fishing season will close February 1 through March 31. More
January 29, 2013 -- The Port of Beaumont Board of Commissioners on Monday voted unanimously to approve a $535,000 contract with Talon Insurance Company for the port's property insurance coverage for one year. More
January 28, 2013 -- Texas Land Commissioner Jerry Patterson on Monday announced that $1.75 million in coastal grants awarded through the Texas Coastal Management Program will go to 21 projects. More
January 28, 2013 -- The Board of Trustees of the Galveston Wharves today voted unanimously to meet with representatives of the City of Galveston on a proposal to encourage the United States Army Corps of Engineers to release the San Jacinto Disposal Area, commonly known as the East End Flats, to the city for development. More
January 28, 2013 -- Port Freeport today announced that the United States Army Corps of Engineers Chief of Engineers has given a positive report on the port's Harbor Channel Improvement Project. More
January 27, 2013 -- The 1877 tall ship ELISSA has returned to its renovated berth at Pier 21 in Galveston after major restoration at Bollinger Ship Yard in Texas City. More
January 24, 2013 -- The Port of Brownsville has been ranked Number 4 of the Top 25 Foreign Trade Zones in the nation and Number 2 in Texas by the Foreign Trade Zone Annual Report. More
January 24, 2013 -- The Board of Trustees of the Galveston Wharves in a special meeting on Wednesday voted unanimously to enter into an agreement with Phoenix Port Partners, LLC as a port infrastructure, finance and business development consultant at a cost not to exceed $300,000. More
January 24, 2013 -- The Panama Canal Authority reports that the expansion project is moving forward and is 50 percent complete. More
January 22, 2013 -- The South Texas Coastal Zone Area Committee will hold a public meeting on Thursday at Formosa Plastics Facilities in Point Comfort. More
January 22, 2013 -- Texas Seaport Museum Director Jamie White reports to ELISSA volunteers and other supporters that the tall ship will return to the newly refurbished berth at Pier 21 on Saturday, January 26 after undergoing restoration in dry-dock at Bollinger Shipyard in Texas City. More
January 22, 2013 -- Port of Houston Authority Chair Janiece Longoria opened her first meeting as chair of the Port Commission by thanking Houston Mayor Annise Parker, Commissioner Jack Morman and the mayors of several ship channel area cities for their support of the port. More
January 21, 2013 -- The United States Coast Guard today reported that the crew of a fishing boat rescued four people from a boat sinking approximately 100 miles southeast of Galveston. More
January 21, 2013 -- The Port Commission of the Port of Houston Authority will meet on Tuesday with the commission's first female chair, Janiece Longoria, convening the meeting. More
January 20, 2013 -- The Port of Galveston has published a news release about the campaign to establish a "port of call" image to cruise ship passengers. More
January 18, 2013 -- The United States Army Corps of Engineers, Galveston District, has awarded a task order contract to AECOM Technical Services for Light Detection and Ranging survey data collection along the Texas portion of the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway. More
January 18, 2013 -- The United States Coast Guard on Thursday dedicated a new, hurricane resistant station at Sabine Pass. More
January 18, 2013 -- Texas A&M University at Galveston today announced that Traci Murrell, a graduate from the university, has been appointed as director of the National Transportation Safety Board's Office of Marine Safety. More
January 18, 2013 -- Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service Director George H.Cohen reports that the United States Maritime Alliance and the International Longshoremen's Association negotiations are "making progress". More
January 17, 2013 -- The Lakewood Yacht Club will host the J/105 Mid-Winter Championship Regatta on March 8-10 on Galveston Bay. More
January 16, 2013 -- Houston City Council today appointed Dean Corgey, vice president of the Seafarers International Union Gulf Coast Region, to serve as a member of the Port Commission of the Port of Houston Authority. More
January 16, 2013 -- The Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill and Ecosystem Science Conference, which is being held January 21-23 in New Orleans, Louisiana, will host a public forum on January 22 regarding the current status of the Gulf of Mexico following the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. More
January 15, 2013 -- Panama Canal Authority CEO Jorge Quijano will host a presentation on the Panama Canal expansion project on February 14 at Lamar University. More
January 14, 2013 -- The Port of Beaumont Board of Commissioners, in a special meeting today, voted unanimously to approve an employment contract with Jimmy Williamson, PC, Attorney at Law and Guy G. Fisher with the Provost Umphrey Law Firm for legal representation related to the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill. More
January 14, 2013 -- The Port of Orange Board of Commissioners today, following an executive session, voted unanimously to direct Port Director and CEO Gene Bouillion to move forward with establishing a Foreign Trade Zone for Signal International. More
January 10, 2013 -- Pilot associations on the Texas Gulf Coast have been electing new officers for 2013. More
January 10, 2013 -- The City of Seabrook Volunteer Fire Department will receive the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary Decal on January 14 for the "Chief Randal J. Zimmer" Fire Boat. More
January 09, 2013 -- Biehl & Co., LP has named Steen Pedersen as Vice President of Sales and Randy Tate as Port Manager of the Houston office. More
January 09, 2013 -- The North American Marine Environment Protection Association will host its Environmental Intelligence in Maritime Seminar on January 16 at the Houston Hyatt Regency Hotel. More
January 08, 2013 -- Houston Mayor Pro Tem Ed Gonzalez tells Guidry News Service that Dean Corgey, vice president of the Seafarers International Union’s Gulf Coast Region, is the frontrunner to take Port of Houston Authority Chair Janiece Longoria’s previous seat on the commission. More
January 08, 2013 -- The Port of Tampa Authority recently commemorated 30 years of serving as home port to the Holland America Line of cruise ships. More
January 08, 2013 -- The United States Coast Guard today rescued a stranded surfer who was pulled out to sea near the entrance to the South Padre Island jetties. More
January 08, 2013 -- Harris County Commissioners Court and Houston City Council met in joint session this morning to vote unanimously to appoint Janiece Longoria as the new chair of the Port of Houston Authority Commission. More
January 07, 2013 -- From the Guidry News Service Archives: Jim Edmonds takes oath of office as Port of Houston Authority Chair. More
January 03, 2013 -- Houston City Council and Harris County Commissioners Court will hold a joint meeting next Tuesday at 9:30 to elect a new chair of the Port of Houston Authority Commission. More
January 03, 2013 -- John Manlove has resigned his position as a member of the Board of Trustees of the Galveston Wharves. More
January 02, 2013 -- Port Freeport has announced the appointment of Jeff Strader as its new chief financial officer. More
December 28, 2012 -- The Houston Maritime Museum will host Alan Sumrall on January 15 to present a lecture entitled "Old Hoodoo" The Battleship Texas: America's First Battleship. More
December 28, 2012 -- Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service Director George H. Cohen today issued a statement regarding an extension of negotiations between the United States Maritime Alliance and the International Longshoremen's Association. More
December 28, 2012 -- The United States Maritime Alliance today reported that a 30-day extension has been agreed to for contract negotiations with the International Longshoremen's Association. More
December 28, 2012 -- National Retail Federation President and CEO Matthew Shay today issued a statement on a 30-day extension for contract negotiations between the International Longshoremen's Association and the United States Maritime Alliance. More
December 27, 2012 -- Carol Whitmore has been elected chair of the Manatee County Port Authority. More
December 27, 2012 -- The Port of Houston Authority says it has contingency plans in place should a work stoppage occur on December 30 as a result of the International Longshoremen’s Association and the United States Maritime Alliance not reaching agreement in their Master Contract negotiations. More
December 26, 2012 -- Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service Director George Cohen has called a meeting of the International Longshoremen's Associaiton and the Maritime Alliance in advance of the December 29th expiration of the contract extension. More
December 23, 2012 -- Two crewmembers of a tankship in the Galveston Fairway Anchorage were medevaced by a Coast Guard boat crew after the crewmembers had a chemical exposure. More
December 21, 2012 -- The United States Maritime Alliance, Ltd. has appealed to the International Longshoremen's Association and the United States Maritime Alliance to commit to reaching an agreement before the current contract extension expires on December 29. More
December 21, 2012 -- Jerry Nagel, Chairman of the Board for Rickmers-Linie America, died on Wednesday at Methodist Hospital Houston. More
December 21, 2012 -- The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department will hold three public scoping meetings in January at various locations to gather input about possible regulation changes for 2013-14. More
December 20, 2012 -- A coalition of more than 100 national and state associations – organized and led by the National Retail Federation – sent a letter to President Obama urging him to ensure that a strike does not occur when the current contract extension between the International Longshoremen’s Association and the United States Maritime Alliance, LTD.] expires on December 29. More
December 19, 2012 -- The Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council announces that remote operated vehicles have concluded an investigation of the Deepwater Horizon Platform. More
December 18, 2012 -- The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Restoration Center and Ducks Unlimited have added two Gulf Coast restoration projects to the Conserving America's Coasts partnership agreement. More
December 17, 2012 -- The Board of Trustees of the Galveston Wharves today voted unanimously to approve a “guaranteed maximum price” of $6,177,906 under the construction manager at-risk agreement for the Galveston Downtown Transit Terminal and $754,154 for the repairs to the Shearn Moody Parking Garage that is adjacent to the terminal. More
December 17, 2012 -- The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County will meet in executive session on Thursday to consider the resignation of President and CEO George Greanias and the appointment of an interim president & CEO. More
December 17, 2012 -- The Port of Beaumont Board of Commissioners today voted unanimously to award a $569,760 contract to Trans-Global Solutions for the Orange County Rail Yard Automation Project. More
December 17, 2012 -- The United States Coast Guard today announced that more than 150 red snappers seized in an illegal fishing bust in southern Texas on Saturday will be used to feed sea turtles. More
December 15, 2012 -- The West Gulf Maritime Association hosted its annual Holiday Party on Friday. More
December 15, 2012 -- The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council will convene a special meeting of the Reef Fish Management Committee on January 7 and 8 at the Hilton Tampa Airport Westshore Hotel in Florida. More
December 15, 2012 -- The United States Army Corps of Engineers, Galveston District, has awarded an $8.87 million contract to Orion Marine Construction for maintenance dredging of the Matagorda Ship Channel. More
December 14, 2012 -- The United States Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston today rescued a man after his boat ran aground approximately seven miles southeast of Port Arthur. More
December 14, 2012 -- The United States Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District today announced that it is proposing to adjust the operations of the Brazos River Floodgates and the Colorado River Locks following a reduction in the Corps' nationwide inland navigation budget for FY2013. More
December 13, 2012 -- Port Freeport recently presented a donation of the proceeds from its benefit golf tournament to the Texas Port Ministry. More
December 13, 2012 -- Port Freeport recently received a Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting from the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada. More
December 11, 2012 -- The Port of Houston Authority Commission today voted unanimously to defer action on a proposed three percent increase in tariffs until next month’s meeting. More
December 11, 2012 -- The Port of Orange Board of Commissioners on Monday voted unanimously to accept the audit report from Edgar, Kiker & Cross for the port’s FY2012 financial statements. More
December 10, 2012 -- The Port of Galveston has confirmed that the Disney Magic Cruise Ship, which just began operations from Galveston this year has decided to move its operations to Florida in 2014. More
December 10, 2012 -- Disney characters Mickey and Minnie Mouse on Saturday visited children from the Galveston Children's Center. More
December 08, 2012 -- The Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council will hold its first public meeting on December 11 in Mobile, Alabama. More
December 07, 2012 -- The United States Army Corps of Engineers, Galveston District today awarded a $2,988,900 contract to Orion Marine Construction, Inc. for maintenance dredging of the Bayport Ship Channel in Chambers and Harris counties. More
December 06, 2012 -- The Port of Galveston today announced the completion of the first phase of the expansion of Pier 16-18 to support the operation of Del Monte Fresh Produce, N.A. More
December 05, 2012 -- The Port of Houston Authority today signed an agreement with Norwegian Cruise Line for Norwegian to sail from Houston's Bayport Cruise Terminal. More
December 05, 2012 -- Officials of the Port of Houston Authority and Norwegian Cruise Line today participated in a signing ceremony for the new service at the Bayport Cruise Terminal in Pasadena. More
December 04, 2012 -- The Economic Alliance Houston Port Region today announced that Michelle Hundley has been named vice president of public affairs for the alliance. More
December 01, 2012 -- The Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council will hold its first public meeting on December 11 in Mobile, Alabama. More
November 30, 2012 -- The United States Coast Guard and the United States Navy today unloaded 3,060 pounds of cocaine and 3,767 pounds of marijuana at Naval Station Mayport, Florida that was seized while on a recent deployment. More
November 30, 2012 -- The United States Coast Guard has approved a plan for another remotely operated vehicle investigation of the Deepwater Horizon wreckage site by British Petroleum and Transocean that will take place on Sunday. More
November 29, 2012 -- Port Freeport today announced that a newly-released economic impact study shows the port generated $17.9 billion in economic activity in Texas in 2011. More
November 28, 2012 -- Kirby Corporation announced on Tuesday that it has entered into an agreement to acquire Penn Maritime Inc. and Maritime Investments LLC, an operator of tank barges and tugboats participating in the coastal transportation of primarily black oil products in the United States. More
November 27, 2012 -- The Port Corpus Christi Commission today promoted Frank Brogan from the position of deputy port director for engineering, finance and administration services to the position of managing director. More
November 27, 2012 -- The Board of Trustees of the Galveston Wharves on Monday approved a $10,000 contribution to the American Association of Port Authorities Port Employee Relief Fund to assist port authority staffs affected by Hurricane Sandy. More
November 26, 2012 -- The Board of Trustees of the Galveston Wharves voted unanimously to approve the 2013 Operating, Renewal and Replacement and Capital Improvement Budgets on Monday. More
November 25, 2012 -- Coast Guard crews, along with the help of the good Samaritan fishing vessel, Miss Joanna, rescued the crew of the fishing vessel Jessica Ann after the vessel began taking on water, nearly 10 miles east of South Padre Island in the Gulf of Mexico on Saturday. More
November 21, 2012 -- The United States Coast Guard on Tuesday medevaced a man suffering from seizures from a oil tanker 50 miles southeast of Galveston. More
November 21, 2012 -- Guidry News Service visited Port Corpus Christi this week. More
November 19, 2012 -- The Galveston Historical Foundation's Texas Seaport Museum will host a Marine Biology Tour on Saturday in Galveston Bay. More
November 19, 2012 -- Lakewood Yacht Club on Saturday named the "Stinger" as the Yacht of the Year for 2012 at the club's Fall Ball Awards Ceremony. More
November 19, 2012 -- The Port of Beaumont Board of Commissioners today voted unanimously to approve a final redistricting plan for the port’s four single-member ward boundaries, pending a 10-day review period. More
November 16, 2012 -- Coast Guard crews are searching for two missing crew members following a platform explosion approximately 20 miles southeast of Grand Isle, Louisiana Friday morning. More
November 15, 2012 -- The Port of Houston Authority Commission met in executive session at the end of today’s meeting, then authorized Executive Director and CEO Colonel Leonard Waterworth to enter into agreements with Princess Cruises and Norwegian Cruise Lines to offer new service from the Bayport Cruise Terminal. More
November 13, 2012 -- The Texas Sunset Advisory Commission today voted unanimously to change the way Port of Houston Authority Commissioners are selected - providing that the governor will appoint five members from a list provided by the Houston-Galveston Area Council and two of his own choosing. More
November 13, 2012 -- Port Corpus Christi today announced the closing on the sale of property at the former United States Naval Station Ingleside to Oxy Ingleside Energy Center, LLC. More
November 13, 2012 -- The Port of Orange Board of Commissioners on Monday voted unanimously to approve $15,000 to provide matching funds to a Homeland Security Port Security Grant for the purchase of a passenger van by the Port Arthur International Seafarers Center. More
November 12, 2012 -- Port of Houston Authority Executive Director Colonel Leonard Waterworth has implemented his reorganization of the management structure of the port. More
November 12, 2012 -- The Lakewood Yacht Club held a Sail-A-Thon as part of its recent 26th Annual Harvest Moon Regatta, and raised $7,500 for the Judith Liebenthal Robinson Ovarian Cancer Foundation. More
November 10, 2012 -- The United States Coast Guard reports that pollution assessments are continuing in the wake of Hurricane Sandy. More w/photos
November 10, 2012 -- Guidry News Service on Friday visited ELISSA, the Official Tall Ship of Texas, at Bollinger Shipyard at the Port of Texas City where it is currently in dry dock for repairs to electrolytic corrosion on the ship's hull which occurred during Hurricane Ike. More
November 09, 2012 -- Lakewood Yacht Club has announced the winners of the 26th Annual Harvest Moon Regatta. More
November 09, 2012 -- San Jacinto College spotlights its maritime program. More
November 08, 2012 -- Former Secretary of Homeland Security Michael Chertoff was the featured speaker today at the Houston Ship Channel Security District luncheon. More
November 06, 2012 -- The crew of a Coast Guard Guardian jet was targeted by a laser while flying off Portland, Texas, during a critical phase on an instrument approach into Corpus Christi International Airport on Monday. More
November 06, 2012 -- The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council has released a summary of the meeting it held from October 29 through November 1 in Gulfport, Mississippi. More
November 03, 2012 -- A pregnant woman was medevaced by a Coast Guard helicopter crew from the Disney Magic cruise ship, 180 miles of the Galveston coast early Saturday morning. More w/Video
November 02, 2012 -- Jamie White, director of the Texas Seaport Museum, home of Texas' Official Tall Ship ELISSA, has shared his thoughts on the loss of the HMS Bounty during Hurricane Sandy. More
November 02, 2012 -- The South Texas Coastal Zone Area Committee, the group responsible for maintaining the area contingency plan for response efforts to actual or potential oil spills or chemical releases, will host a public meeting on November 8 at Texas A&M University in Corpus Christi. More
November 01, 2012 -- The Greater Houston Partnership on Wednesday hosted a State of the Port Address featuring Port of Houston Authority Chair Jim Edmonds and President and CEO Colonel Leonard Waterworth. More
November 01, 2012 -- T&T BISSO has been renamed T&T Salvage, LLC following the Teichman Group's acquisition of BISSO MARINE's fifty percent share of T&T BISSO, LLC, bringing the renamed company fully under the umbrella of the Teichman Group of companies. More
October 31, 2012 -- A 2012 Voluntary Early Retirement Program was adopted for eligible, full-time, salaried Port Authority employees at least 55 years of age and with 15 years of service, before January 1, 2013, at today's special meeting of the Port Commission of the Port of Houston Authority. More
October 31, 2012 -- The Port of Houston Authority Commission in a special meeting today voted unanimously to approve a voluntary early retirement program for eligible full-time salaried port authority employees at least 55 years of age or older and with 15 years of service before January 1, 2013. More
October 30, 2012 -- The Port Freeport Board of Commissioners has extended its agreement with the Panama Canal Authority for an additional five years to promote business between the canal and Port Freeport. More
October 30, 2012 -- The Greater Houston Partnership will host Port of Houston Authority Commission Chair James Edmonds, who will present the "State of the Port" Address on Wednesday. More
October 29, 2012 -- Two crew members of the HMS Bounty, which sank in the Atlantic today approximately 90 miles southeast of Hatteras, North Carolina, are still missing. Fourteen crew members were rescued from the ship which was en route to the Port of Galveston. More
October 29, 2012 -- Texas A&M University at Galveston today announced that Captain Scott Putty will take over as the new captain and master of the USTS General Rudder, the university's training vessel. More
October 27, 2012 -- Supporters of the Houston Maritime Museum took a Love Boat Cruise on the Houston Ship Channel on Thursday. More
October 27, 2012 -- Five people aboard a sailboat in the Harvest Moon Regatta were saved by a Coast Guard rescue crew after their sailboat became disabled 11 miles south east of the Matagorda jetties, Friday. More
October 26, 2012 -- The Houston Maritime Museum will host Eric Young on November 8 for a lecture entitled "The Off-Beat Traveler: Cruise by Cargo Ship". More
October 26, 2012 -- Lakewood Yacht Club's 26the Annual Harvest Moon Regatta, a race from Galveston to Port Aransas, got underway at the Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier on Thursday. Photos by Robert Mihovil
October 25, 2012 -- The West Gulf Maritime Association on Wednesday hosted a reception for A. J. “Pete” Reixach, Jr., who recently retired as executive director of Port Freeport. More
October 25, 2012 -- The Federal On-Scene Coordinator for the Deepwater Horizon oil spill has authorized BP to proceed with a plan to cap and plug the containment dome that had been used in an attempt to contain the oil spill at the site. More
October 24, 2012 -- The Port Freeport Commission on Friday met with Mark Mazzanti, of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to discuss the Freeport Harbor Channel Improvement Project. More
October 23, 2012 -- The Port of Houston Authority Commission today voted unanimously to approve amendments to the Port of Houston Authority Code of Ethics, which PHA Executive Director Colonel Leonard Waterworth said were recommended by staff following the Texas Sunset Commission review of the port. More
October 19, 2012 -- The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council will hold a meeting of its Standing and Special Reef Fish Scientific and Statistical Committees on November 8 via a webinar. More
October 19, 2012 -- Remote operated vehicles were deployed on Wednesday to the underwater site of the Deepwater Horizon incident to investigate the source of a surface sheen discovered last month. More
October 18, 2012 -- John Helsley, president of Texas Mexico Pacific Railroad, today reported to the Board of Trustees of the Galveston Wharves that his Pelican Island development is moving forward. More
October 17, 2012 -- The United States Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans on Tuesday rescued a man and his dog from his boat, which was taking on water near Lake Pontchartrain. More
October 17, 2012 -- The United States Coast Guard today is searching for a missing Turkish crewmember who was reported missing from a tanker vessel approximately 230 miles south of New Orleans. More
October 16, 2012 -- Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service Director George H. Cohen on Sunday issued a statement regarding labor negotiations with the United States Maritime Alliance and International Longshoremen's Association. More
October 15, 2012 -- The Port of Beaumont Board of Commissioners today voted unanimously to approve revisions to the port’s district ward boundaries in order to equalize voting populations in each of the representative ward districts. More
October 15, 2012 -- The United States Coast Guard is conducting a search for a Filipino crewman who is missing from a container ship off the coast of Mobile, Alabama. More
October 13, 2012 -- Three men were rescued by a Coast Guard helicopter crew early this morning from a sailboat that had run aground about eight miles south of the Port Mansfield Jetties. More
October 13, 2012 -- The United States Coast Guard seized a Mexican-flagged vessel, known as a lancha, that was illegally fishing in U.S. waters four miles offshore of Brownsville, Texas, Thursday. More
October 12, 2012 -- The Port Freeport Board of Commissioners has appointed Glenn Carlson as Executive Port Director and CEO. More
October 10, 2012 -- The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council will meet from October 29 through November 1 in Gulfport, Mississippi. More
October 09, 2012 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry has appointed Martin Broussard and Ray Callas, both of Beaumont, to the Jefferson and Orange County Board of Pilot Commissioners. More
October 08, 2012 -- The Port of Lake Charles has issued a request for proposals for an exclusive terminal and stevedoring handling agreement at the port’s City Docks. More
October 08, 2012 -- Port of Houston Authority Executive Director Len Waterworth has announced the hiring of Phyllis Saathoff as managing director of corporate projects for the Port of Houston. More
October 05, 2012 -- The Port of Houston Authority was inducted into the Houston Independent School District Partnership Hall of Fame this morning at a Partnership Appreciation Breakfast held at the Royal Sonesta Houston Hotel. More
October 05, 2012 -- The United States Army Corps of Engineers, Galveston District, has awarded a $2.35 million contract to Manson Construction for maintenance dredging of the Corpus Christi and Houston/Galveston entrance channels. More
October 05, 2012 -- The Port of Houston Authority will host the Journal of Commerce Breakbulk Americas Conference from October 8 through 11 at the George R. Brown Convention Center and the Hilton Americas Hotel in Houston. More
October 04, 2012 -- Port Freeport Interim Executive Director Phyllis Saathoff, who had been a candidate to replace former executive director Pete Reixach who recently retired, has announced that she is no longer a candidate for the position and she is resigning from the port. More
September 29, 2012 -- Two Texas A&M University oceanographers have conducted research showing that military ordnance in the Gulf of Mexico could pose a threat to shipping. More
September 27, 2012 -- The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council will hold a meeting of its Law Enforcement Advisory Panel on October 17 in Point Clear, Alabama. More
September 26, 2012 -- The M/V Pennsylvania, a United States Flag vessel, on Wednesday made its first port of call to Port Corpus Christi. More
September 25, 2012 -- Port of Houston Authority Executive Director Colonel Leonard Waterworth told the PHA Commission that revenues are increasing as his management team continues to drive down costs. More
September 25, 2012 -- Port of Houston Executive Director Len Waterworth reported to the PHA Port Commission of the Port of Houston Authority that revenues are increasing as management continues to drive down costs. News Release
September 24, 2012 -- The Board of Trustees of the Galveston Wharves today voted unanimously to approve a resolution “endorsing the efforts of Texas A&M University at Galveston to understand better, to define further, and to disseminate widely, information on the Ike Dike approach to surge protection". More
September 24, 2012 -- The Port of Beaumont Board of Commissioners today voted unanimously to approve a $5,000 contribution to a revenue guarantee for American Airlines service between Jack Brooks Regional Airport and Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport. More
September 23, 2012 -- There was an official welcome ceremony aboard the Disney Magic cruise ship on Saturday as the ship began operation at its newest home port. More
September 21, 2012 -- CORRECTION: Texas Governor Rick Perry has appointed Brad Boney of Galveston to the Board of Pilot Commissioners for Galveston County to replace Jim Toupes, who resigned last year. More
September 21, 2012 -- Laurence Shallenberger will present "Captain Joshua Slocum: Around the World Alone" on October 18 at the Houston Maritime Museum. More
September 21, 2012 -- The National Transportation Safety Board will hold a meeting on Tuesday to determine the probable cause of the collision involving the chemical tanker Elka Apollon and the container ship MSC Nederland in the Houston Ship Channel. More
September 21, 2012 -- The United States Coast Guard on Thursday rescued two men after their airplane crashed 28 miles east of the South Pass in the Gulf of Mexico. More
September 21, 2012 -- The United States Navy will host a commissioning ceremony for the USS Fort Worth on Saturday in Galveston. More
September 20, 2012 -- The United States Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District has awarded an $8.75 million contract to Manson Construction for various maintenance dredging projects. More
September 18, 2012 -- Port Corpus Christi will host its second annual "Explore Your Port, World, Future" program on Wednesday at the Solomon P. Ortiz International Center. More
September 18, 2012 -- The Port Freeport Port Commission has agreed to levy a 2012 property tax rate of $0.0515 per $100 valuation. More
September 18, 2012 -- The members of the Texas State Pilots Association, meeting September 13-14 in Beaumont, Texas, honored the more than 100 years of service and leadership provided by three recently retired members, Captain Max Blanton of the Freeport Pilots, Captain Larry Robinson of the Matagorda Pilots, and Captain James Coonrod of the Galveston-Texas City Pilots. More
September 17, 2012 -- The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council will convene a meeting of its Standing, Special Shrimp, Special Reef Fish Scientific and Statistical Committees in October in Tampa, Florida. More
September 17, 2012 -- USS Fort Worth (LCS 3) has arrived at the Port of Galveston to prepare for its formal commissioning ceremony on Saturday, September 22. More
September 17, 2012 -- The International Longshoremen’s Association and the United States Maritime Alliance on the East and Gulf Coast were scheduled to resume negotiations today as the September 30 expiration of the coast-wide master contract approaches. More
September 17, 2012 -- The United States Coast Guard's Galveston-based crews helped interdict more than $2 million worth of marijuana on board a drug-smuggling speed boat between the coasts of Haiti and Cuba in August. More
September 17, 2012 -- Six of the country’s leading maritime labor organizations, American Radio Association, Inlandboatmen’s Union, International Longshoremen’s Association, International Longshore & Warehouse Union, Marine Engineers’ Beneficial Association, and International Organization of Masters, Mates & Pilots, have announced the establishment of a broad alliance to protect the interests of their members. More
September 14, 2012 -- The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council will convene a series of Public Hearings on two proposed actions to the Reef Fish Fishery Management Plan throughout October at various locations on the Gulf Coast. More
September 14, 2012 -- The United States Navy's newest littoral combat ship, the USS Fort Worth, will arrive in Galveston on Monday in preparation for its formal commissioning on September 22. More
September 14, 2012 -- The Lakewood Yacht Club has announced that Rodney Johnstone, founder of racing J/boats, will attend and participate in this year's J/Boat Southwest Regatta on Galveston Bay, which takes place October 13-14. More
September 13, 2012 -- President Barack Obama has issued an executive order regarding the restoration of the Gulf Coast ecosystem following the Deepwater Horizon fire and oil spill in 2010. More
September 12, 2012 -- The United States Coast Guard today is conducting a search for a man who has not returned from a kayaking trip near Grand Isle, Louisiana in the Gulf of Mexico. More
September 12, 2012 -- Port of Galveston Director Michael Mierzwa told Guidry News Service that he will announce his new choice for the position of deputy director at the September24 meeting of the Board of Trustees of the Galveston Wharves. More
September 11, 2012 -- The United States Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District's Wallisville Lake Project has suspended lock operations at the Saltwater Barrier Navigation Lock due to drought conditions in the Trinity River watershed. More
September 10, 2012 -- The United States Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District today announced that it is nearing completion of a comprehensive evaluation of seven federally-constructed levees in Texas. More
September 10, 2012 -- Coast Guard watchstanders in Corpus Christi coordinated assistance for two disabled boats on Sunday. More
September 07, 2012 -- The Economic Alliance Houston Port Region hosted the 2012 Petrochemical Maritime Outlook Conference on Thursday at the Pasadena Convention Center. More
September 05, 2012 -- Port of Houston Authority Chair Jim Edmonds and Executive Director Len Waterworth testified today before the Texas Sunset Advisory Commission. More
September 05, 2012 -- The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council is soliciting applications for members to serve on its new Ad Hoc Artificial Substrate Advisory Panel. More
September 05, 2012 -- The United States Coast Guard and the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality are continuing to investigate reports of pollution in areas impacted by Hurricane Isaac. More
September 04, 2012 -- The United States Coast Guard on Monday announced that it is conducting pollution assessment surveys and examining oiled wildlife recovered from Myrtle Grove, Louisiana, which was impacted by Hurricane Isaac. More
September 03, 2012 -- A United States Coast Guard boat crew rescued four people about 12 miles east of Port Isabel today. More w/Video
August 31, 2012 -- The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council recently elected Doug Boyd as chair of the board, and named Kevin Anson as vice chair. More
August 28, 2012 -- The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council has released its August 2012 update. More
August 28, 2012 -- The Port of Houston Authority Commission today voted unanimously to negotiate with Goldshire Developers LLC for an annual contract for the concrete replacement of Lower Level Road at Turning Basin Terminal and for the contract for a new industrial restroom building and associated sanitary sewer lift station and piping system at Wharf Nos. 24 and 25 at Turning Basin Terminal. More
August 28, 2012 -- The United States Coast Guard is conducting a search for a missing jet skier off the coast of Pensacola Florida as Hurricane Isaac approaches the Gulf Coast. More
August 28, 2012 -- Harris County Attorney Vince Ryan urges recreational fisherman to beware the danger of dioxin in the San Jacinto River. More
August 27, 2012 -- The Board of Trustees of the Galveston Wharves today named David Morgan as its choice for the position of Deputy Port Director. More
August 27, 2012 -- The United States Coast Guard is conducting patrols of security zones in Tampa, Florida during the Republican National Convention. More
August 27, 2012 -- Lakewood Yacht Club has announced that the J/70 fleet will be racing in the J/Fest Southwest Regatta on October 13-14. More
August 27, 2012 -- The United States Coast Guard rescued six people after their boat ran aground on the Port Aransas jetties near Port Aransas on Saturday. More
August 26, 2012 -- The Texas Department of Transportation's Panama Canal Stakeholder Working Group will meet in Houston and Beaumont this week. More
August 25, 2012 -- Burt Reckles will present "History of Ships in Bottles: Art...Craft...Crazy" on September 13 at the Houston Maritime Museum. More
August 23, 2012 -- The Bay Area Houston Economic Partnership hosted Port of Houston Executive Director Colonel Leonard Waterworth at a membership meeting on Wednesday. More
August 20, 2012 -- The Port of Beaumont Board of Commissioners today voted unanimously to approve the port’s FY2013 budget. More
August 19, 2012 -- The Greater Houston Port Bureau on Saturday honored Jerry Nagel, chair of Rickmers-Linie (America), as the 2012 Maritime Person of the Year. More
August 15, 2012 -- The Port Commission of the Port of Houston Authority has taken action on the Port Authority’s application to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for a permit for improvements to the Bayport Ship Channel, and the Port Authority’s formal response to the Texas Sunset Advisory Commission Staff Report. More
August 15, 2012 -- The United States Coast Guard on Tuesday rescued three boaters after their ship ran aground in the Arroyo Colorado delta, approximately 22 miles north of Port Isabel. More
August 14, 2012 -- Texas Seaport Museum Director Jamie White reported to supporters of the 1877 Tall Ship ELISSA that federal funding is in place for the repair of the ship's hull that suffered electrolytic corrosion as a result of Hurricane Ike. More
August 14, 2012 -- The Port of Beaumont will host a banquet on Wednesday to recognize Congressman Ted Poe for his support of the Sabine-Neches Waterway. More
August 14, 2012 -- The Board of Commissioners for the Orange County Navigation and Port District on Monday voted unanimously to approve the FY2013 Operating and Capital Budget for the port and a tax rate to support the budget. More
August 13, 2012 -- The United States Army Corps of Engineers, Galveston District today announced that the corps has awarded a $4,397,500 contract to Mike Hooks, Inc. for maintenance dredging of the Texas City Channel. More
August 12, 2012 -- Nine people were rescued by good Samaritans after the people's boat capsized Saturday evening off the Port Aransas Jetties. More
August 09, 2012 -- The Fourteenth Court of Appeals has reversed a lower court ruling and rendered judgment against Zachry Construction Corporation in a suit the company filed in 2006 against the Port of Houston Authority. More
August 03, 2012 -- The Texas Sunset Advisory Commission has released its staff review and recommendations regarding the Port of Houston Authority. More
August 03, 2012 -- The United States Coast Guard on Thursday rescued three children and two adults when their boat capsized near the Packery Jetties off the coast of Corpus Christi. More
August 02, 2012 -- The Texas Sunset Advisory Commission is expected to publicly release its staff review and recommendations regarding the Port of Houston Authority on Friday, August 3. More
August 01, 2012 -- The United States Coast Guard today rescued four people whose fishing boat was sinking approximately five miles off the coast of Freeport. More
August 01, 2012 -- Port Corpus Christi today welcomed delegates to the 2012 Texas Ports & Waterways Conference, which takes place today through Friday in Corpus Christi. More
July 30, 2012 -- United States Customs and Border Protection has named L. Dave Fluty as area port director for the Houston/Galveston area ports of entry. More
July 30, 2012 -- The Lakewood Yacht Club has received authorization from Texas Governor Rick Perry to form a Texas Navy Squadron, which will be named the Sam Houston Squadron. More
July 25, 2012 -- The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council reminds anglers that the recreational harvest of greater amberjack will reopen in the Gulf of Mexico federal waters on August 1. More
July 24, 2012 -- The Port of Houston Authority has published a news release about Tuesday's meeting of the port commission. More
July 24, 2012 -- The Port of Houston Authority Commission today voted 5-0 to implement a defined contribution retirement benefit plan for eligible port authority employees who were hired on or after August 1, 2012; and then voted 5-0 to maintain the defined benefit pension plan for eligible port authority employees hired on or after August 1, 2007 through July 31, 2012. More
July 23, 2012 -- The Port of Beaumont Board of Commissioners today voted unanimously to approve the 2012-2013 Capital Improvement Program for the port. More
July 23, 2012 -- Scientists with the Consortium for Advanced Research on Transport of Hydrocarbons in the Environment, a project funded by the Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative, have embarked on an expedition to waters near the site of the Deepwater Horizon incident to understand how surface ocean currents influence the transport of oil and dispersants like those in the 2010 oil spill. More
July 23, 2012 -- Lakewood Yacht Club will host "Rules of the Road", a program to discuss the impact of commercial vessels in area waterways. More
July 22, 2012 -- Sea Lake Yacht Sales and Lakewood Yacht Club are hosting a Beneteau Owners Rendezvous at Lakewood over Friday, September 14 through Sunday, September 16. More
July 20, 2012 -- The United States Coast Guard is searching for two missing male swimmers who were reported missing near Surfside Beach in Freeport. More
July 18, 2012 -- The United States Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District has posted a release about its network of 31 tidal data collection stations between South Padre Island and the Sabine and Neches Rivers that help keep federal waterways open for navigation. More
July 17, 2012 -- Loren Steffy will be at the Houston Maritime Museum to present "The Man Who Thought Like a Ship" on Tuesday, August 21. More
July 15, 2012 -- Coast Guard helicopter and boat crews searched for a missing boater after a collision off Roseland Park, near Baytown on Saturday. More
July 12, 2012 -- SCHEDULE CHANGE: John Milligan will be at the Houston Maritime Museum to present "SS United States: America's First and Last Superliner" on Thursday, July 19 (rather than Thursday, July 12) from 7-8 p.m. at 2204 Dorrington, Houston, TX 77030. More
July 10, 2012 -- The Houston Maritime Museum will host local author Mark Lardas to discuss his new book “Bonhomme Richard vs. Serapis: Flamborough Head 1779” on July 17. More
July 08, 2012 -- John Focke, a past commodore of the Houston Yacht Club, has posted an article on Jody Hill's recovery from an accident and his creation of an organization to help others with physical disabilities cope with their situations via the therapeutic power of sailing. More
July 06, 2012 -- Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council will convene its Law Enforcement Advisory Panel in conjunction with the Law Enforcement Committee of the Gulf States Marine Fisheries Commission on July 26 at the Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Lab in Grand Isle, Louisiana. More
July 05, 2012 -- The United States Coast Guard on Wednesday discovered the body of a man reported missing near San Leon in Galveston Bay. More
July 05, 2012 -- Galveston County Navigation District No. 1 Manager Frank Incaprera on Tuesday updated the Board of Commissioners on projects at the Herbert Schmidt Pelican Island Causeway. More
July 04, 2012 -- The MV COSCO Houston, named after the City of Houston, on Tuesday made its first United States call at the Port of Houston Authority's Barbours Cut Container Terminal. More
July 03, 2012 -- The United States Coast Guard on Monday seized the catch of two more boats shrimping in closed waters off the Texas coast. More
July 03, 2012 -- Texas A&M University-Galveston's Texas Maritime Academy will host public tours of the T/S General Rudder, the academy's new training vessel, on July 9 at the Port of Port Arthur. More
July 03, 2012 -- The Environmental Defense Fund today issued a press release regarding comments it submitted to a United States Army Corps of Engineers report on modernizing ports and inland waterways in preparation for additional traffic from the expansion of the Panama Canal. More
July 01, 2012 -- Captain Graylin Gant, who announced the launch of NW Gulf Federal Pilots, a new service to provide an alternate source of pilots for vessels operating under United States Flags in the ports of Galveston, Texas City and Lake Charles, Louisiana in May, is advertising for pilots. More
July 01, 2012 -- St. Arnold’s Brewery hosted “Treasures of the Gulf”, a tasting and tour of the brewery to benefit the Houston Maritime Museum on Thursday, June 28. More
June 30, 2012 -- The Gulf of Mexico recreational red snapper season has been extended until July 17. More
June 29, 2012 -- The Port of Beaumont recently joined in shipping military vehicles returning from the war in Southwest Asia by using barges along inland waterways to Louisiana, where they will be trucked to an Army repair depot near Texarkana. More
June 29, 2012 -- The Port of Houston Authority today announced that the MV COSCO Houston, a new container ship from COSCO Container Lines, is expected to make its first port of call in the United States on Tuesday at the Barbours Cut Container Terminal. More
June 29, 2012 -- The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council recently met to consider various issues. More
June 29, 2012 -- The Secretary of Commerce has named five appointments to the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council. More
June 29, 2012 -- The United States Coast Guard on Thursday welcomed the return of two boaters who were rescued by a tug boat crew 90 miles northwest of Tarpon Springs, Florida after their barge sank. More
June 29, 2012 -- The United States Coast Guard Marine Safety Unit in Lake Charles, Louisiana on Thursday held a change of command ceremony to install Commander Will E. Watson as leader of the unit. More
June 28, 2012 -- The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council has issued a reminder that the recreational harvest of gag opens in the Gulf of Mexico's federal waters on July 1. More
June 27, 2012 -- The United States Coast Guard Marine Safety Unit in Lake Charles, Louisiana will hold a change-of-command ceremony on Thursday at the Lake Charles Civic Center, with Commander Will E. Watson taking over the unit. More
June 26, 2012 -- The Port of Houston Authority has posted a news released on the reappointment of Houston attorney and investment banker Jim Fonteno, Jr. to the Port Commission of the Port of Houston Authority. More
June 26, 2012 -- The Port of Houston Authority Commission today voted unanimously to award two concurrent two-year contracts to HFP Acoustical Consultants, Inc. for acoustical consulting services and monitoring and maintenance of the sound monitoring system at the Bayport Terminal for a combined amount not to exceed $250,000. More
June 26, 2012 -- The West Gulf Maritime Association on Monday announced that Michael Shaffner has been elected to the association's board of directors. More
June 26, 2012 -- The United States Coast Guard urges residents to remain cautious regarding Tropical Storm Debby. More
June 25, 2012 -- The Board of Trustees of the Galveston Wharves today voted unanimously to approve a consulting agreement with CH2M Hill relating to a conceptual study for the Homeport Turnaround to accommodate three cruise ships simultaneously at the port, at a cost not to exceed $60,000. More
June 25, 2012 -- Lakewood Yacht Club will host the 2012 Bay Cup II race on August 11 in Galveston and Trinity Bays. More
June 20, 2012 -- The Port of Brownsville will receive $12 million under the Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery Grant program. More
June 19, 2012 -- The United States Coast Guard will conduct increased enforcement in areas with heavy recreational boat traffic during the weekend in support of Operation Dry Water, an annual campaign to increase awareness of laws against operating a boat under the influence of drugs or alcohol. More
June 19, 2012 -- The Houston Maritime Museum will present "SS United States: America's First and Last Superliner" on July 12. More
June 18, 2012 -- The Port of Beaumont Board of Commissioners today voted 3-2, with Henry Nix and Louis Broussard opposed, to approve a lease with Port of Beaumont Transload Terminal, LLC, a subsidiary of Jefferson Refinery, LLC, for a liquid bulk transload terminal at the port’s Orange County Terminal. More
June 18, 2012 -- The Board of Trustees of the Galveston Wharves met in executive session this morning and then voted 5-0 to approve a $15 million settlement with Lexington Insurance Company, York Risk Services Group and attorney Kenneth Cruikshank related to a lawsuit on Hurricane Ike issues. More
June 18, 2012 -- The Port of Beaumont today announced that the port has won three awards during the 2012 Communications Awards Program sponsored by the American Association of Port Authorities. More
June 18, 2012 -- The United States Coast Guard Cutter Dauntless will return to its home port in Galveston on Tuesday following a 56-day counter-narcotics patrol in the western Caribbean. More
June 14, 2012 -- Dr. Sara Massey will be at the Houston Maritime Museum to present "Vietnamese Fishing Communities of the Texas Gulf Coast" on Saturday, June 23. More
June 14, 2012 -- Lakewood Yacht Club on Wednesday announced the winners of the Heald Bank Race, which was held in April on the Gulf of Mexico. More
June 14, 2012 -- The United States Coast Guard and the Houston Pilots on Wednesday tested a new Vessel Traffic Service back-up site at the Houston Pilots new office in Deer Park. More
June 11, 2012 -- The Board of Trustees of the Galveston Wharves today discussed a mediated settlement of the port's lawsuit against Lexington Insurance Company in executive session, but took no action on the matter. More
June 11, 2012 -- The Port of Houston Authority Commission today met to hear staff presentations on four topics, including the proposal to deepen and widen the Bayport Ship Channel. More
June 09, 2012 -- San Jacinto College South Campus students studying the maritime industry recently visited the Wallenius-Wilhelmsen Lines at the Port of Galveston. More
June 08, 2012 -- United States Coast Guard Sector/Air Station Corpus Christi today held a change of command ceremony, with Captain Samuel Creech relieving Captain John Pasch as commanding officer. More
June 08, 2012 -- The Galveston Wharves Board will hold a special meeting on Monday to discuss and consider a settlement with Lancashire Insurance Company Limited and Allied World Assurance Company in the lawsuit styled Board of Trustees of the Galveston Wharves v. Lexington Insurance Company. More
June 08, 2012 -- The Port of Houston Authority Commission will hold a special meeting on Monday to hear three staff presentations and to take action on a defined contribution plan for port authority employees. More
June 07, 2012 -- The United States Coast Guard assisted a disabled sailing vessel with two people aboard near Bolivar Peninsula. More
June 07, 2012 -- The Houston Yacht Club will host the 2012 Leukemia Cup Regatta on June 23-24. More
June 07, 2012 -- St. Arnold’s Brewery will host “Treasures of the Gulf”, a tasting and tour of St. Arnold’s Brewery to benefit the Houston Maritime Museum, on Thursday, June 28 at the brewery at 200 Lyons Avenue in Houston. More
June 06, 2012 -- The Galveston County Navigation District No. 1 Board of Commissioners on Tuesday voted unanimously to approve a $12,007 contract with EyeCam Surveillance, Inc. for a project with the Federal Emergency Management Agency for replacement of security camera equipment that was damaged during Hurricane Ike. More
June 06, 2012 -- Texas A&M University at Galveston today held a ceremony officially naming its new training vessel as the "General Rudder", and has provided a history on the university's training vessels, which began with the first "Texas Clipper", a former World War II transport ship, that sailed for the university from 1965 to 1994. More
June 05, 2012 -- The United States Coast Guard today assisted a 78-foot commercial fishing vessel that reported it was taking on water approximately 104 miles south of Sabine. More
June 05, 2012 -- The United States Coast Guard will conduct an airborne-and-surface sensor performance test beginning June 16 in the vicinity of Dauphin Island, Alabama. More
June 04, 2012 -- The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council will meet June 18-21 in Tampa, Florida. More
June 03, 2012 -- The 2012 Plankowners' Syndicate Party and Auction to benefit the 1877 Tall Ship ELISSA was held on Saturday at the Texas Seaport Museum at Pier 21. More
June 01, 2012 -- The National Transportation Safety Board has opened the public docket on an investigation into the October 29 collision between the Elka Apollon and the MSC Nederland in the Houston Ship Channel. More
May 31, 2012 -- Port of Houston Authority Director of Corporate Communications Lisa Ashley has provided clarifications to an article published by Guidry News Service regarding the proposal to deepen and widen the Bayport Ship Channel. More
May 31, 2012 -- The Port of Houston Authority will host an open house on the proposal to deepen and widen the Bayport Channel this evening at the Bayport Administration Building at 12619 Port Road in Seabrook. More
May 31, 2012 -- The United States Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District today announced the launch of its new web site to offer visitors "quick and easy access to essential information about the district's missions". More
May 30, 2012 -- Port Freeport Commissioners today accepted Freeport LNG's bid for a long-term lease of a 170-acre tract of land on Quintana Island adjacent to Freeport LNG’s existing LNG regasification facility. More
May 30, 2012 -- The Galveston-Texas City Pilots recently held a reception recognizing Captain Jim Coonrod, who has retired after a 38-career piloting ships at ports in Galveston and Texas City. More
May 30, 2012 -- Texas A&M University at Galveston will host a ceremony on June 6 to dedicate and name its new training vessel, the General Rudder. More
May 25, 2012 -- The Lakewood Yacht Club will host its second annual Hatteras Rendezvous on June 29 through July 1 in Seabrook. More
May 24, 2012 -- The Texas House Transportation Committee, chaired by State Representative Larry Philips, held a public hearing on the Panama Canal expansion project in the board room of the Greater Houston Partnership this morning. More
May 24, 2012 -- The United States Coast Guard today launched its new digital newsroom, consolidating its 23 news sites into a single site. More
May 22, 2012 -- Dr. John Martin, president of Martin Associates, LLC appeared before the Port of Houston Authority Commission today to report on a study that concludes that more than one million Texas workers benefited last year from activity at the port of Houston. More
May 22, 2012 -- The United States Coast Guard has suspended its search for six missing people who sent out a distress call on Sunday that they were abandoning a fishing vessel that was sinking off the coast of Galveston. More
May 21, 2012 -- Newly elected Port of Orange Commissioner Barbara Winfree and re-elected Commissioner James A. “Jimmy” Smith were administered Oaths of Office at Monday's meeting of the Orange County Navigation & Port District. More
May 21, 2012 -- Major Marty Maldonado has joined the United States Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District as the new deputy commander. More
May 21, 2012 -- The Board of Trustees of the Galveston Wharves today to approve a contract with Jimmy Williamson, P.C, to represent the port in making a claim against British Petroleum for economic losses due to the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill. More
May 21, 2012 -- The Port of Beaumont Board of Commissioners today voted unanimously to approve the issuance of $4,765,000 in refunding bonds to refinance revenue bonds issued by the port in 2001. More
May 21, 2012 -- The United States Coast Guard is searching for six people who reportedly abandoned a sinking vessel off the coast of Galveston on Sunday afternoon. More
May 21, 2012 -- The Port Commission of the Port of Houston Authority will meet Tuesday to hear a presentation on the results of the latest study of the port's economic impact. More
May 20, 2012 -- The Galveston Seafarers Center hosted “An Evening in Paris”, an annual gala benefiting the center, on Saturday evening at the Davidson Ballroom. More
May 18, 2012 -- The Galveston Economic Development Partnership and the University of Texas Medical Branch today hosted 2012 Developer Conference I at the Galveston Island Convention Center at the San Luis Resort. More
May 17, 2012 -- The Lakewood Yacht Club has issued an invitation to sailors to attend various regattas during the fall, including the J/Fest Southwest Regatta on October 13-14. More
May 14, 2012 -- Lakewood Yacht Club youth racers Hannah and Howdy Hughes recently competed in the Laser 4.7 MacLaren World Championships in Buenos Aires, Argentina. More
May 11, 2012 -- Port of Houston Executive Director Colonel Leonard Waterworth spoke to the membership of the Greater Houston Port Bureau on Thursday. More
May 10, 2012 -- The United States Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District Public Affairs Office recently received a Gold Award from the Hermes Creative Awards competition for its district brochure. More
May 09, 2012 -- The United States Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District has awarded a $2,687,000 contract to Orion Marine Construction, Inc. for maintenance dredging of the lower reach of the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway's channel to Victoria. More
May 08, 2012 -- Longshoremen, soldiers and civilian employees of the Army's 842nd Transportation Battalion, Surface Deployment Distribution Command, cheered and applauded when the last vehicle out of Iraq touched American soil at the Port of Beaumont May 7. More
May 08, 2012 -- The Port Commission of the Port of Corpus Christi Authority today presented a Pocca's Award to Israel Garcia, senior maintenance employee, for his community service efforts. More
May 07, 2012 -- Dr. William Merrell of Texas A&M University at Galveston, who weathered Hurricane Ike in the 1870 Merchants Mutual Insurance Building in the Strand Historic District where he conceived the Ike Dike, visited with Guidry News Service about storm surge protection. More
May 02, 2012 -- The United States Coast Guard today responded to a collision between a mobile offshore drilling unit and a tanker vessel near Port Aransas. More
May 01, 2012 -- The United States Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District reports that the Houston Ship Channel will be closed from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. so that approximately 150 feet of submerged pipeline can be removed. More
May 01, 2012 -- The United States Coast Guard on Monday medevaced an injured crewman from a commercial tug boat five miles from Rockport, Texas. More
April 30, 2012 -- The Board of Trustees of the Galveston Wharves heard a presentation from attorneys Tim Beeton and Jimmy Williamson regarding claims related to the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill two years ago. More
April 29, 2012 -- A Coast Guard flight crew has located two men who were reported missing between Brownsville, Texas and Tampico, Mexico in the Gulf of Mexico. More
April 27, 2012 -- The Port of Brownsville will host a dedication ceremony on Monday for the International Seafarer Center. More
April 25, 2012 -- The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council has released its April 2012 Update. More
April 24, 2012 -- The Port of Houston Authority Commission today voted unanimously to elevate Colonel Leonard Waterworth from interim executive director to the permanent position of executive director. More
April 24, 2012 -- The Houston Maritime Museum will host the lecture Battle on the Bay: The Civil War Struggle for Galveston on May 17. More
April 23, 2012 -- The Houston Maritime Museum will present "Battle on the Bay: The Civil War Struggle for Galveston", on May 17. More
April 23, 2012 -- Four out of five taxing entities on Galveston Island have voted unanimously to approve a settlement with Thames Shipyard and Repair Company regarding the valuation of a dry dock purchased by Thames Shipyard in 2003; and the fifth entity will consider the settlement on Tuesday. More
April 23, 2012 -- The Port of Beaumont Board of Commissioners today voted unanimously to award a contract to Bo-Mac Contractors, Inc. for emergency demolition of a transit shed and portion of the dock at Wharf No. 4 for safety reasons. More
April 23, 2012 -- The Lakewood Yacht Club has purchased a fleet of 18 Flying Junior sailboats to promote double-handed sailing and racing on Galveston Bay. More
April 22, 2012 -- The Ocean Star Offshore Museum held a special reception in Galveston on Friday to kick off its 15th anniversary celebration including a ribbon cutting ceremony for a new exhibit and a donation of $10,000 provided by the Outer Continental Shelf Advisory Board. More
April 20, 2012 -- The United States Coast Guard will commission its 02-12 class of officer candidates on May 2. More
April 19, 2012 -- The Port Manatee Port Authority in Florida today approved a $13 million contract with American Bridge Company for an extension of Berth 12 and construction of a 10-acre container yard. More
April 19, 2012 -- The United States Coast Guard today is responding to a plane crash in the Gulf of Mexico approximately 120 miles west of Tampa, Florida. More
April 19, 2012 -- Lakewood Yacht Club will hold its 30th Annual Shoe Regatta on May 19-20 on Galveston Bay. More
April 17, 2012 -- The United States Army Corps of Engineers, Galveston District today began temporary closures of the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway at the West Gate of the Brazos River Floodgates for repair work. More
April 16, 2012 -- Lakewood Yacht Club will host an offshore race from Galveston to Gulfport, Mississippi from May 25 to May 31. More
April 16, 2012 -- Lakewood Yacht Club General Manager Terry Chapman has announced that the club has hired Marek Valasek as the new full-time Sailing Director/Head Coach effective May 14. More
April 16, 2012 -- Suderman Stevedores and the Port of Galveston will host the first Texas Livestock Summit on May 3 at the San Luis Hotel in Galveston. More
April 11, 2012 -- The United States Coast Guard on Monday medevaced a man suffering from chest pains from a tanker ship 12 miles off the coast of Galveston. More
April 09, 2012 -- Lakewood Yacht Club recently hosted its "Blessing of the Fleet" event. More
April 09, 2012 -- The Ocean Star Offshore Drilling Rig and Museum in Galveston will celebrate its 15th anniversary on April 27, 2012. More
April 09, 2012 -- The Houston Maritime Museum will host a free lecture on April 17 regarding maritime safety both before and after the sinking of the Titanic. More
April 05, 2012 -- The Board of Trustees of the Galveston Wharves today voted unanimously to approve the design of the Downtown Intermodal Transportation Terminal that has previously been approved by Galveston Historical Foundation and the Galveston Landmark Commission. More
April 05, 2012 -- Former Mississippi Governor Haley Barbour today spoke at a gathering of harbor pilots from states along the Gulf of Mexico, calling for increased investment in waterways infrastructure and a national strategic policy to prepare ports for increased cargo and container volume anticipated following the expansion of the Panama Canal. More
April 05, 2012 -- The Port of Houston Authority Commission in a special meeting on Wednesday voted unanimously to award a purchase order to repair a fire boat that was damaged in March and also voted to move forward on a change from a defined benefits pension plan to a defined contribution plan. More
April 04, 2012 -- The United States Army Corps of Engineers, Galveston District today announced that it has awarded a $1,718,071 contract to Bioengineering Arcadis for periodic levee safety inspections of federally-constructed levees in Texas City, Freeport, Matagorda, Port Arthur, Alice and Three Rivers. More
April 04, 2012 -- The United States Army Corps of Engineers, Galveston District, today announced the award of a $9,478,905 contract to Mike Hooks, Inc. for maintenance dredging of the upper reaches of the Houston Ship Channel between Greens and Sims bayous. More
April 02, 2012 -- Phyllis Saathoff has been named interim executive port director/CEO of Port Freeport, Texas, following the retirement of A.J. “Pete” Reixach Jr. More
April 02, 2012 -- The United States Coast Guard medevaced a woman from a cruise ship 145 miles southeast of Galveston on Saturday More
April 02, 2012 -- Port Freeport today announced that Executive Port Director and CEO A.J. "Pete" Reixach, Jr. has retired. More
April 02, 2012 -- The Board of Trustees of the Galveston Wharves held a special meeting this morning to authorize Port Director Michael Mierzwa to enter into a contract with a provider of electricity for the port. More
March 30, 2012 -- Lakewood Yacht Club will host a safety and navigation seminar on April 14. More
March 28, 2012 -- The Port of Houston Authority on Tuesday voted unanimously to adopt a resolution in support of the Houston Arts Alliance's "Working the Port" project. More
March 26, 2012 -- The Board of Trustees of the Galveston Wharves today voted unanimously to approve two items regarding the development of a Downtown Intermodal Transportation Terminal at 25th Street and The Strand, including a revised letter of intent between the port and the City of Galveston subject to the port’s final acquisition of the property located at 2414-2418 Strand; and a ground lease agreement with the city for development of the terminal, subject to final acquisition of the property. More
March 26, 2012 -- The Port of Beaumont Board of Commissioners today voted unanimously to award a port consulting engineering contract to Lanier and Associates Consulting Engineers. More
March 26, 2012 -- Lakewood Yacht Club recently presented the winners of the J/105 Mid-Winter Championship Regatta. More
March 22, 2012 -- The United States Coast Guard today is responding to reports of a crude oil spill in Highland Bayou near Hitchcock. More
March 21, 2012 -- San Jacinto College today announced that the college has purchased 13 acres of waterfront property along the Port of Houston to build a facility for maritime vessel operation training. More
March 20, 2012 -- The Port of Galveston Police Department is investigating the death of a member of the International Longshoremen's Association whose body was discovered in a port restroom this morning. More
March 19, 2012 -- The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council has announced plans for convening the council's Socioeconomic Scientific and Statistical Committee to discuss issues related to grouper allocation. More
March 19, 2012 -- Lakewood Yacht Club will host the Heald Bank Race on April 21-22 off the coast of Galveston. More
March 17, 2012 -- The Coast Guard responded to a grounded vessel on the Galveston jetties, Saturday. More
March 16, 2012 -- United States Trade Representative Ambassador Ron Kirk spent Friday in Houston on a mission “to highlight the vast economic opportunities available to Texas through international trade and commerce and to reinforce the significance of the Port of Houston and the Houston Ship Channel to the local, state and national economies”. More
March 16, 2012 -- The Houston Maritime Museum on Thursday hosted a Siting Ceremony for its new home at the Port of Houston Authority’s Sam Houston Pavilion. More
March 16, 2012 -- The Port of Houston Authority today announced that COSCO Container Lines Americas, Inc. plans to launch a container liner service connecting China and Houston via the Panama Canal. More
March 16, 2012 -- The new U.S.-Korea free trade agreement that went into effect this week is a significant and positive development for businesses in the United States, Trade Representative Ron Kirk said during a visit to the Port of Houston. More
March 15, 2012 -- The Houston Yacht Club will host Gary Jobson, National Chair of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Regatta, on Friday. More
March 15, 2012 -- The West Gulf Maritime Association has reported that weather forecasts for this evening and tomorrow as favorable, with fog conditions clear and traffic in ports throughout the region moving. More
March 14, 2012 -- The Port of Houston Authority has responded to a report by Harris County Purchasing Agent Kelly Johnson that was critical of the port’s purchasing practices. More
March 13, 2012 -- The Panama Canal Authority Board of Directors has announced the appointment of engineer Jorge Luis Quijano as the new Panama Canal Administrator. More
March 09, 2012 -- Galveston’s Tall Ship of Texas ELISSA is at a temporary new home at Pier 21 to allow repairs to be made to its berth at the Texas Seaport Museum. More
March 05, 2012 -- Port Freeport Executive Port Director A.J. "Pete" Reixach, Jr. has provided the "State of the Port" report for 2011. More
March 02, 2012 -- The West Gulf Maritime Association has provided an update on fog conditions along ports in the Gulf Coast region, noting that fog conditions have improved. More
March 02, 2012 -- Port Freeport will host its 12th Annual Take-A-Child Fishing Tournament on May 5 at Freeport Municipal Park. More
March 01, 2012 -- The Houston Yacht Club will host the Elissa Regatta, March 31-April 1, in Shoreacres. More
March 01, 2012 -- The West Gulf Maritime Association has advised its members that fog conditions are expected to linger in the area until Saturday morning when a cold front is expected at or shortly after sunrise. More
February 28, 2012 -- The Port of Houston Authority Commission today voted 6-0-1, with Steve Phelps recusing himself, to award a professional services contract for the rehabilitation of wharves 1 and 2 at Barbours Cut Terminal to Jacobs Engineering Group. More
February 27, 2012 -- The Houston Maritime Museum will host its March lecture, "From War to Reef: The Illustrious Life of the Texas Clipper", on March 22. More
February 27, 2012 -- A luau fundraiser for The Seamen Center of Texas City will take place on July 28 at the Doyle Center in Texas City. More
February 27, 2012 -- The Port of Beaumont Board of Commissioners today voted unanimously to approve a six month development agreement with Transglobal Solutions and Kinder Morgan Energy Partners for a transload facility for bulk and/or general cargoes on the port’s property in Orange County. More
February 25, 2012 -- Texas A&M University at Galveston on Friday kicked off a series of events in celebration of its 50th anniversary. More
February 24, 2012 -- The Coast Guard responded to a grounded vessel near the Sabine jetties on Friday. More
February 24, 2012 -- The Board of Trustees of the Galveston Wharves today voted 6-0-1, with Benjamin Holland abstaining, to compensate former port director Steve Cernak at a rate of $210 per hour plus expenses for consultation services (Correct). More
February 24, 2012 -- The West Gulf Maritime Association today announced the election of James Black as chair of the association's board of directors. More
February 23, 2012 -- Captain Christopher Hill, a 1997 graduate of Texas A&M University at Galveston, has been lauded for his part as master of the M/V Ocean Titan in a rescue at sea in the Atlantic Ocean on December 9, saving the lives of all seven crew members of the bulk carrier M/V Florece as their vessel sank in extremely rough seas. More
February 20, 2012 -- Lakewood Yacht Club will host the J/80 Southern Circuit Shootout, a two-day regatta, on April 21-22. More
February 18, 2012 -- The United States Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District has posted a news release on the continuing project to maintain federally-authorized navigation channels along the Texas Gulf Coast. More
February 17, 2012 -- The first meeting of the new Lone Star Harbor Safety Committee was held on Friday at the Houston Pilots Office in Deer Park. More
February 16, 2012 -- The TV KINGS POINTER has arrived at Texas A&M University at Galveston to become the new training ship. More
February 15, 2012 -- The new railroad bridge alongside the new Galveston Causeway was put into place on Tuesday. More
February 15, 2012 -- Port of Galveston Director Steve Cernak, who is leaving to become chief executive/port director for Port Everglades in Florida, visited with Guidry News Service after the Board of Trustees of the Galveston Wharves named Michael Mierzwa as the new port director. More
February 14, 2012 -- The Board of Trustees of the Galveston Wharves today voted unanimously to promote Deputy Port Director Michael Mierzwa to the position of permanent port director with an annual salary of $220,000. More
February 09, 2012 -- The United States Coast Guard is responding to a fuel spill that resulted from a barge running aground near Bayport on Wednesday. More
February 08, 2012 -- As Gulf Coast ports prepare for the expansion of the Panama Canal, East Coast ports appear to be engaged in infighting and regional competition. Jim Guidry has posted a commentary on the issue. More
February 06, 2012 -- The United States Coast Guard on Monday rescued four fishermen on South Padre Island who had been missing since Friday. More
February 03, 2012 -- The United State Coast Guard's Gulf Regional Fisheries Training Center students and instructors on Thursday visited the Texas State Aquarium in Corpus Christi to learn about the various species of marine life in the Gulf of Mexico. More
February 01, 2012 -- The Manatee County Port Authority recently approved the extension of a berth and construction of the South Port Container Terminal. More
February 01, 2012 -- The United States Coast Guard on Tuesday officially broke ground for its new facility at Ellington Field. More
January 31, 2012 -- The Fourth Annual Harris County International Trade & Transportation Conference was held today in Houston. More
January 30, 2012 -- The Board of Trustees of the Galveston Wharves today voted to appoint Mike Mierzwa as acting port director. More
January 30, 2012 -- The West Gulf Maritime Association today announced the results of its 2012 election for the association's board of directors, including the selection of Tim Haas as chair of the board. More
January 30, 2012 -- The Port Commission of the Port of Houston Authority today appointed Leonard D. Waterworth as interim executive director of the Port Authority. More
January 24, 2012 -- The Port of Galveston will welcome the M/V Balmoral of Fred Olsen Cruise Lines on its maiden call to Galveston on Wednesday. More
January 24, 2012 -- The Port of Houston Authority Commission today voted unanimously to approve a demolition and redevelopment plan for several “unproductive and obsolete” properties located on the Houston Ship Channel or near the Turning Basin. More
January 23, 2012 -- The Port of Beaumont Board of Commissioners today voted unanimously to approve property insurance for the port for the next year, with total premiums of $501,681. More
January 19, 2012 -- The United States Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District today asked mariners to use caution when operating a vessel in the area of dredging underway as part of the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway Causeway to Bastrop dredging project. More
January 18, 2012 -- The United States Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District today provided an update on the West Bay dredging project. More
January 17, 2012 -- The Houston Ship Channel Security District is requesting proposals from maritime security consultants and strategic planning firms to develop and implement the district's multi-year strategic plan for the Houston Ship Channel. More
January 13, 2012 -- The Board of Trustees of the Galveston Wharves, in a special meeting held today, voted to move forward with steps in the acquisition, development and operation of an intermodal transportation terminal adjacent to the Shearn Moody Plaza Parking Garage, including the execution of a purchase and sale agreement with 2418 Strand Corp., LLC. More
January 10, 2012 -- The Port of Houston Authority Commission approved a $214.8 million operating budget for 2012. More
January 09, 2012 -- The Board of Trustees of the Galveston Wharves has scheduled a special meeting on Friday to consider purchase of the property at the northeast corner of 25th Street and The Strand for the development of an the Downtown Transportation Terminal. More
December 30, 2011 -- A Coast Guard helicopter crew medevaced an injured man from a cruise ship 120 miles off the coast of Galveston Thursday evening. More w/Video
December 29, 2011 -- Galveston Historical Foundation is seeking support for the restoration of ELISSA, the Tall Ship for Texas, that is berthed at Galveston’s Pier 21. More
December 28, 2011 -- The Board of Trustees of the Galveston Wharves has approved the key business points of an option agreement and a proposed lease agreement with Mexico & Pacific Railroad, LLC. More
December 28, 2011 -- The Board of Trustees of the Galveston Wharves, in a special meeting today, voted unanimously to approve an option agreement with Texas, Mexico & Pacific Railroad, LLC for the lease of port property for the construction of a rail-served bulk cargo terminal. More
December 27, 2011 -- The United States Coast Guard last week released its top 10 video compilation for 2011, which included two videos from Texas units. More
December 20, 2011 -- The University of Houston’s, Center for Logistics and Transportation Policy (CLTP), will begin the New Year by offering a one-week condensed Certificate in International Logistics (CIL), January 9 thru 14. More
December 20, 2011 -- The United States Coast Guard today has published videos of holiday messages from Texan members of the Coast Guard currently serving in Bahrain. More
December 19, 2011 -- The Manatee County Port Authority Board of Directors has re-elected Larry Bustle to serve as chair of the board in 2012. More
December 16, 2011 -- The West Gulf Coast Maritime Association reports that the Houston area Port Coordination Team held a conference call this morning to review fog conditions. More
December 16, 2011 -- The West Gulf Maritime Association has posted an update on fog conditions on the Texas Gulf/Louisiana Gulf Coast for its members. More
December 15, 2011 -- The Board of Trustees of the Galveston Wharves today voted unanimously to approve a $24.4 million budget for 2012, which includes a three percent across the board pay increase for the port’s 91 full time employees and 11 part time employees. More
December 13, 2011 -- The Port of Houston Authority Commission today voted unanimously to approve a memorandum of understanding with the Houston Maritime Museum to locate the museum on port property at the Turning Basin. More
December 13, 2011 -- Port of Houston Authority Chair Jim Edmonds announced at the beginning of today’s PHA Commission meeting that Harris County District Attorney Patricia Lykos has exonerated CEO Alec Dreyer of any wrongdoing regarding use of the MV Sam Houston for a special tour in April; and he also announced that Dreyer has notified the commission that he is not seeking reappointment to his post. More
December 13, 2011 -- The United States Coast Guard today responded to a collision between a tanker vessel and cargo vessel in the Houston Ship Channel north of the Texas City Dike. More
December 12, 2011 -- The Port of Beaumont Board of Commissioners today voted unanimously to approve an engagement letter with the law firm of Germer and Gertz, LLP for monitoring of the tax abatement agreement with Lucite International, Inc. More
December 10, 2011 -- The West Gulf Maritime Association hosted its annual Holiday Party on Friday. More
December 09, 2011 -- Lakewood Yacht Club Seahorse racer Dane Byerly recently won the Mendleblatt Trophy at the MidWinters Regatta, which was held in New Orleans over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend. More
December 07, 2011 -- The United States Coast Guard is responding to a partially collapsed retaining wall at Enterprise dock 11 at the Port of Texas City. More
December 07, 2011 -- The Manatee County Port Authority has hired Carlos Buqueras as Port Manatee's next executive director. More
December 05, 2011 -- The Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Task Force today released its final strategy for long term ecosystem restoration for the Gulf Coast, following extensive feedback from citizens throughout the region. More
November 29, 2011 -- The United States Army Corps of Engineers, Galveston District, today announced the award of a $7,756,320 contract to Great Lakes Dredge and Dock Company for the dredging of the Houston Ship Channel. More
November 28, 2011 -- The Board of Directors of the Houston Maritime Museum has announced that Diane Lipton has been named Director of Development. More
November 21, 2011 -- The Port of Houston has announced that CaytransBBC has introduced regular sailings of its breakbulk vessels from the Port of Houston Authority's Care Terminal in Houston to Venezuela and Trinidad and Tobago. More
November 21, 2011 -- The Board of Trustees of the Galveston Wharves today voted unanimously to enter into a non-binding letter of intent with the City of Galveston concerning the Downtown Intermodal Transit Terminal and to instruct port staff to initiate discussions with Mitchell Historic Properties concerning the possible acquisition of the parking lot at the northwest corner of 25th Street and Strand. More
November 21, 2011 -- The United States Coast Guard Marine Safety Unit Texas City on Friday welcomed Petty Officer 1st Class Michael Draughon, III, a Bronze Star recipient, to the unit. More
November 21, 2011 -- The Port of Beaumont Board of Commissioners today voted unanimously to submit its intent to maintain eminent domain authority to the Texas Comptroller's Office. More
November 21, 2011 -- Port Freeport recently received the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting from the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada for the port's 2010 financial report. More
November 20, 2011 -- Lakewood Yacht Club member and longtime racer Jack Seitzinger’s “Asylum”, a 1999 Hallberg Rasse, 42’, won “Yacht of the Year” the club's Fall Awards Ceremony. More
November 19, 2011 -- The United States Coast Guard rescued three people after their boat capsized in East Bay today. More
November 18, 2011 -- The Manatee County Port Authority in Florida has named Carlos Buqueras as Port Manatee's new executive director. More
November 16, 2011 -- Members of the Port of Houston Authority Commission, sitting as the Board of Pilot Commissioners for the Ports of Harris County on Tuesday voted unanimously to grant a two and one-half percent rate increase for the pilots, but to limit the increase to one year rather than nine percent over the three years that was requested. More
November 15, 2011 -- The United States Coast Guard on Monday medevaced the captain of a fishing vessel located 109 miles off the coast of Galveston after the man had sustained injuries from a winch. More
November 14, 2011 -- Local and state officials welcomed Carnival Cruise Lines' newest ship, the 3,690-passenger Carnival Magic, to its new year-round homeport of Galveston on Sunday. More
November 13, 2011 -- Carnival Cruise Lines' newest ship, the 3,690-passenger Carnival Magic, has arrived at its year-round homeport of Galveston. More
November 09, 2011 -- PortVision of Houston on Wednesday announced that it has extended its TerminalSmart offering for marine terminals to include a comprehensive Dock Management module. More
November 07, 2011 -- The Port Commission of the Port of Houston Authority, in a special meeting held today, approved a 25-year lease agreement with Battleground Oil Specialty Terminal Company, LLC for the lease of approximately 55 acres of property owned by the port authority. More
November 07, 2011 -- Lakewood Yacht Club recently hosted the Second Annual J/Fest Southwest Regatta on Galveston Bay. More
November 03, 2011 -- The United States Coast Guard reports that marine salvage contractors have have suspended operations for the removal of damaged containers aboard the motor vessel Elka Apollon, a 799-foot chemical tanker that was involved in a vessel collision near the Bayport Ship Channel. More
November 02, 2011 -- The Port of Brownsville has submitted an application for a Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery Grant, which would help fund the construction of a new cargo dock. More
October 31, 2011 -- A documentary showing Galveston scenes and residents will be shown by PBS station KUHT-TV Tuesday night, November 1, at 11 p.m. More
October 31, 2011 -- The United States Coast Guard Sector Corpus Christi office today reported that it received five distress calls in October that are believed to be hoaxes. More
October 30, 2011 -- The Coast Guard has responded to a collision between a container ship and chemical tanker at the Bayport Ship Channel and Houston Ship Channel intersection. More
October 29, 2011 -- Local and federal dignitaries turned out for the official ribbon cutting ceremony for the Texas City Channel Deepening Project today. More
October 28, 2011 -- The United States Department of Transportation's Maritime Administration recently appointed Brian Hill as the Director of the Western Gulf Gateway Office based in Houston. More
October 27, 2011 -- The Greater Houston Partnership on Wednesday hosted a State of the Port Address by Port of Houston Authority Chair Jim Edmonds. More
October 26, 2011 -- The Port of Houston Authority Commission on Tuesday voted unanimously to award a professional services contract to Dannenbaum Engineering Corporation for Barbours Cut Terminal program management services, in an amount not to exceed $3 million. More
October 24, 2011 -- The Port of Beaumont Board of Commissioners today voted unanimously to approve a tax abatement for Lucite International, Inc. for a development in the Beaumont/Jefferson County Reinvestment Zone. More
October 24, 2011 -- The Board of Trustees of the Galveston Wharves today postponed action regarding an amendment to the Gulf Copper lease agreement to allow Gulf Copper stock to be traded on the Alternative Investment Market of the London Stock Exchange. More
October 24, 2011 -- Lakewood Yacht Club recently held its awards ceremony for the Harvest Moon Regatta. More
October 21, 2011 -- The Port Commission of the Port of Houston Authority will meet on Tuesday at the new Bayport Administration Building at the Bayport Container Terminal in Pasadena. More
October 21, 2011 -- The Port of Houston Authority Audit Task Force met with two representatives of the Harris County Auditor’s Office today to discuss audit services that the county can provide to the port; and also discussed a new "whistleblower policy" that will be considered by the task force at its next meeting. More
October 18, 2011 -- The United States Coast Guard on Monday medevaced a man suffering chest pains from a towing vessel 30 miles off the coast of Sabine. More
October 18, 2011 -- Port Manatee received the first ship at its newly certified Berth 12 on Monday, and will hold an official dedication for the new berth on Thursday. More
October 14, 2011 -- The Port of Houston Authority on Thursday was named "Port Authority of the Year" at the Containerisation International Awards 2011 event. More
October 14, 2011 -- Carnival Cruise Lines will host an exclusive concert on November 13 in Galveston to welcome the arrival of the Carnival Magic, the cruise line's newest ship. More
October 13, 2011 -- The Houston Ship Channel Security District on Tuesday approved a new agreement with the Port of Houston Authority. More
October 10, 2011 -- Lakewood Yacht Club Vice Commodore A.J. Ross was recently inducted into the Texas Navy. More
October 10, 2011 -- The United States Coast Guard rescued eight people who were stranded due to bad weather at Mitchells Cut near Matagorda Bay, Sunday. More
October 09, 2011 -- The Galveston Maritime Club recently made a donation to the Galveston Seafarers Center. More
October 07, 2011 -- The United States Coast Guard Sector Corpus Christi today medevaced a man from a motor tanker five miles east of South Padre Island. More
October 06, 2011 -- The Galveston Maritime Club presented Galveston Seafarer’s Center Port Chaplain Karen Parsons with a check for $2,000 at a recent meeting. More
October 03, 2011 -- The United States Coast Guard on Monday awarded Steve Huffman, president of G&H Towing, a certificate of recognition for being the first company in the Houston-Galveston Captain of the Port zone to earn safety decals for 100 percent of their towing vessels. More
October 03, 2011 -- The Board of Trustees of the Galveston Wharves, in a special meeting today, voted unanimously to approve a letter of intent with Texas, Mexico & Pacific Railroad, LLC for negotiation of an option and lease agreement for 185 acres of the port’s property for the creation of a short-line railroad system on Pelican Island. More
September 29, 2011 -- The Port of Galveston set a record for load out of livestock in any one shipment from a US port on September 21 when the MV Ocean Drover, a ship carrying 5,585 head of cattle departed the Port of Galveston for the Black Sea port of Novorossiysk, Russia. More
September 28, 2011 -- The National Transportation Safety Board on Tuesday determined that the failure of the vessel Eagle Otome's first pilot to correct for sheering motions was the probable cause of the collision of the ship with the cargo vessel Gulf Arrow and the Dixie Vengeance tow boat in January. More
September 27, 2011 -- The United States Coast Guard Captain of the Port for Morgan City, Louisiana today issued a Notice of Federal Interest to Transocean Holdings, LLC due to a series of oil sheen sightings that indicate the possibility of a release from the site of the Deepwater Horizon incident. More
September 27, 2011 -- The Port of Houston Authority today voted unanimously to select Dannenbaum Engineering as the provider of services for the Barbours Cut Terminal project and to negotiate a professional services contract for program management for the project. More
September 27, 2011 -- The Board of Trustees of the Galveston Wharves on Monday voted unanimously to enter into a lease with the State of Texas for submerged land adjacent to Piers 16-18 and to proceed with a construction contract for renovations to the Del Monte facility. More
September 26, 2011 -- The Port of Beaumont Board of Commissioners today voted unanimously to renew the port’s current employee health insurance benefit plan with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas. More
September 26, 2011 -- Port Corpus Christi today held an event to kick-off dredging being performed as part of the La Quinta Channel Extension project. More
September 24, 2011 -- The Port Commission of the Port of Houston Authority will convene at its regular monthly meeting on Tuesday but the public meeting start time has been moved up one hour and the meeting order has been changed. The Pilot Board meeting will begin at 8:00 a.m. and the Port Commission meeting will begin at 8:05 a.m. More
September 24, 2011 -- The Coast Guard is responded to an oil spill in the Houston Ship Channel near the Lyondell terminal today. More
September 22, 2011 -- Port Freeport on Wednesday announced that the port has received an "A" rating and stable outlook from Standard & Poor's Rating Services. More
September 22, 2011 -- The Bay Area Houston Transportation Partnership meeting on Wednesday featured a presentation by Port of Houston Authority Chief Executive Officer Alec Dreyer. More
September 21, 2011 -- The Galveston Maritime Club met on Tuesday, September 20 at Landry’s on the Seawall. More
September 20, 2011 -- The Port Commission of the Port of Houston Authority on Monday awarded a financial advisory services contract to BMO Capital Markets in connection with its Woodhouse Terminal. More
September 19, 2011 -- Port Corpus Christi will host its "Explore Your Port, World, Future" program on Wednesday in commemoration of the port's 85th anniversary. More
September 19, 2011 -- The Port of Houston Authority Procurement Task Force today held a spirited discussion of several issues, but deferred action on all of them until future meetings. More
September 19, 2011 -- Lakewood Yacht Club will host a skippers meeting on October 7 in preparation for the upcoming Harvest Moon Regatta. More
September 16, 2011 -- The United States Coast Guard responded to a report of a 16 year-old boy who fell into the Houston Ship Channel on Friday. More
September 16, 2011 -- The Port Commission of the Port of Houston Authority will hold a special meeting on Monday to hold an executive session concerning a financial advisory services contract in connection with the Woodhouse Terminal. More
September 15, 2011 -- The Houston Yacht Club will host the US Team Racing Championship for the George R. Hinman Trophy from September 29 through October 2. More
September 15, 2011 -- The Houston City Council on Wednesday reappointed Kase Lawal to the Port Commission of the Port of Houston Authority. More
September 14, 2011 -- The Deepwater Horizon Joint Investigation Team today released its final investigative report on the Deepwater Horizon offshore oil rig explosion and resulting oil spill that occurred on April 20, 2010. More
September 12, 2011 -- Port Corpus Christi will host a number of events from September 13 through September 26 honoring "85 years building South Texas". More
September 09, 2011 -- The Port of Houston Authority today issued a statement regarding a report issued by the Harris County Attorney's Office concerning a review of the port's operations. More
September 08, 2011 -- Harris County Attorney Vince Ryan has completed his review of the Port of Houston Authority, which was conducted at the request of Harris County Commissioner Jack Morman. More
September 08, 2011 -- Captain Paul Brown, a member of the Houston Pilots, recently received the Paul Cuffee Leadership Award from Texas Southern University. More
September 08, 2011 -- The Port of Galveston today is conducting the launch of the Carnival Ecstasy on its final trip from Galveston before being replaced by the Carnival Triumph. More
September 01, 2011 -- The United States Coast Guard has issued a reminder for boaters to exercise boating safety during the Labor Day weekend. More
August 30, 2011 -- The Boat Owners Association of The United States on Tuesday reported that Hurricane Irene could cause up to $500 million in damage to recreational boats, with the upstate New York and New England regions being hit the hardest. More
August 30, 2011 -- The Port of Houston Authority Commission on Monday held a workshop to hear presentations by Dannenbaum Engineering Corporation, Klotz Associates and Moffatt & Nichol, the short list of firms that responded to a request for qualifications for Barbours Cut Terminal Program Management Services. More
August 29, 2011 -- The Board of Trustees of the Galveston Wharves submitted the apparent high bid for the city-owned Shearn Moody Plaza Parking Garage, besting Mitchell Historic Properties by $1.2 million. More
August 29, 2011 -- The United States Coast Guard has reopened all ports along the East Coast Monday as waterway assessments and verification of aids to navigation continue after Hurricane Irene caused major disruptions to the maritime transportation system. More
August 29, 2011 -- Lakewood Yacht Club has announced that the 25th annual Harvest Moon Regatta will take place on October 13-16, with boats sailing from Galveston to Port Aransas. More
August 28, 2011 -- The Coast Guard assisted four boaters after their vessel lost steering and washed against the rocks on the north jetty in Galveston on Saturday. More
August 27, 2011 -- The Coast Guard rescued three people after their helicopter made an emergency landing approximately 10 miles from Sabine Pass on Saturday. More
August 26, 2011 -- The Port of Houston Authority on Monday will hold a workshop to hear presentations by Dannenbaum Engineering Corporation, Klotz Associates and Moffatt & Nichol who are responding to a request for qualifications for Barbours Cut Terminal Program Management Services. More
August 24, 2011 -- Harris County Sheriff Adrian Garcia today testified before the United States House Homeland Security subcommittee regarding funding for port security. More
August 23, 2011 -- The Port of Houston Authority Commission today voted unanimously to purchase three high-tech fireboats at a total price not to exceed $14,970,000 using $11,227,500 in Port Security Grant Program funds awarded by the Department of Homeland Security and the Federal Emergency Management Agency and 25 percent PHA matching funds, in an amount not to exceed $3,742,500. More
August 22, 2011 -- The Board of Trustees of the Galveston Wharves today voted 6-0-1, with Dianna Puccetti, the ex-officio representative of the city council, abstaining, to take two actions related to the Shearn Moody Plaza Parking Garage. More
August 22, 2011 -- United States Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District Project Manager Byron Williams has provided answers to questions regarding the corps' Continuing Authorities Program. More
August 22, 2011 -- The Port of Beaumont Board of Commissioners today voted unanimously to approve a Fiscal Year 2011 Tax Rate of $0.071 per $100 valuation. More
August 22, 2011 -- Lakewood Yacht Club will host the Second Annual J/Fest Southwest Regatta on October 29-30. More
August 19, 2011 -- Lakewood Yacht Club has announced the winners of the Bay Cup II race, which was held on August 6 on Galveston Bay. More
August 18, 2011 -- Lakewood Yacht Club will host the Harvest Moon Regatta Safety Day on September 10 in the club's ballroom. More
August 18, 2011 -- The Board of Trustees of the Galveston Wharves on Wednesday met in executive session to discuss allegations that a former member of the wharves board held an undisclosed interest in a parking lot that competed with the port’s cruise terminal parking lots, while he was a trustee, and has referred the issue to Galveston County Criminal District Attorney Jack Roady. More
August 18, 2011 -- The Univesity of Georgia on Wednesday announced that researchers have identified human sewage as the source of a pathogen that is killing coral in the Florida Keys. More
August 17, 2011 -- The Coast Guard is responding to the report of a collision in the Houston Ship Channel. More
August 15, 2011 -- The Port Commission of the Port of Houston Authority will hold a special meeting on Tuesday to consult with attorneys regarding litigation in the matter of Aaron et al vs. Port of Houston Authority. Agenda
August 15, 2011 -- The United States Coast Guard medevaced a crewman aboard a motor tanker vessel approximately 178 miles southeast of Galveston on Sunday evening. More
August 09, 2011 -- The Galveston Historical Foundation will hold an orientation meeting for its Seamanship Training Program on August 27 at the Texas Seaport Museum. More
August 08, 2011 -- Coast Guard Marine Safety Unit Port Arthur was recently selected to receive the National Defense Transportation Association Military Unit Award. More
August 08, 2011 -- The Board of Trustees of the Galveston Wharves, in a special meeting today, took no action regarding a contract to dredge the Turning Basin to accommodate larger vessels calling on Galveston’s port, including cruise ships. More
August 05, 2011 -- The Port of Houston Authority today announced that it has won the 2011 Gulf Guardian Award for its fuel-switching project to reduce emissions in the Gulf of Mexico. More
August 02, 2011 -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District last week awarded a $2,673,800 contract to King Fisher Marine Service LP to dredge in the Sabine Neches Waterway, in Jefferson County, Texas, and in the Sabine Pass Channel located in Cameron Parish, Louisiana; and the USACE last week also signed off on the Chief of Engineers Report that will facilitate efforts for the Sabine Neches Waterway to be deepened and widened. More
August 01, 2011 -- The Board of Trustees of the Galveston Wharves, in a special meeting today, met in executive session to discuss possible avenues to collect insurance proceeds from claims associated with Hurricane Ike, but took no action regarding the item. More
July 30, 2011 -- The United States Coast Guard has opened the ports of Brownsville, Corpus Christi and Victoria to all commercial traffic after Tropical Storm Don. More
July 29, 2011 -- The United States Coast Guard has set Hurricane Condition II and Port Condition Yankee in Victoria, Corpus Christi, Brownsville and the surrounding area in response to Tropical Storm Don. More
July 29, 2011 -- The Board of Pilot Commissioners for the Ports of Galveston and Texas City Friday approved, without objection, the addition of a fuel adjustment charge based on actual pilot boat fuel costs for servicing ships arriving from or leaving to the Gulf, a $50 increase in the fee for moving an oil rig, and a small increase in the "safety and education" fee. More
July 29, 2011 -- Board of Trustees of the Galveston Wharves Chair Roland Bassett was the featured speaker at this week’s meeting of the Galveston Kiwanis Club. More
July 28, 2011 -- San Jacinto College recently held a series of maritime camps for high school students at each campus location. More
July 28, 2011 -- The United States Coast Guard today urged mariners and residents along the Gulf Coast to begin planning and preparing for Tropical Storm Don. More
July 26, 2011 -- Texas Maritime Academy cadets are currently sailing across the Pacific aboard the training ship T/S Golden Bear. More
July 26, 2011 -- The Port of Houston Authority Commission today voted unanimously to authorize staff to advertise and receive proposals for group employee benefits insurance coverage for PHA employees, eligible retirees and eligible dependents of both, effective 2012; and to terminate group employee benefits insurance coverage for port commissioners and family members who have such coverage effective August 1, 2011 More
July 25, 2011 -- The Board of Trustees of the Galveston Wharves today voted unanimously to accept the portfolio performance analysis report, investment performance report and investment detail of the Galveston Wharves Pension Plan from the Frost Bank Trust Department. More
July 25, 2011 -- The Port of Beaumont Board of Commissioners today voted to request a time extension from APAC Texas, Inc. for a bid proposal on the Orange County Rail Improvement Project. More
July 24, 2011 -- The United States Coast Guard responded to a report of a possible stroke victim near Mud Island on Saturday. More
July 23, 2011 -- The International Propeller Club of the United States, Port of Houston, hosted a Salute to the Texas Maritime Academy at Texas A&M University at Galveston on Thursday, July 21. More
July 22, 2011 -- Lakewood Yacht Club has scheduled the 2011 Bay Cup II regatta for August 6. More
July 21, 2011 -- The Houston Yacht Club on Wednesday announced the winners of the 2011 USODA Team Race Championship. More
July 20, 2011 -- The Coastal Conservation Association Texas recently joined the effort to expand fishing opportunities at the Port Mansfield reef. More
July 19, 2011 -- Port Freeport recently held a swearing-in ceremony for John Hoss and Shane Pirtle, as new members of the Port Commission. More
July 16, 2011 -- Lakewood Yacht Club will host the first annual Hatteras Rendezvous on August 19-21. More
July 15, 2011 -- The United States Coast Guard and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Agency have released 10 sea turtles off Galveston Island. More
July 11, 2011 -- The Greater Houston Port Bureau has published the first of a series of reports on “The Ports of Texas”, including the Port of Houston, the Port of Texas City, the Port of Galveston and Port Freeport. More
July 07, 2011 -- The Galveston Historical Foundation will host "History on Tap" when it welcomes Houston's Saint Arnold's brewery to the Texas Seaport Museum on July 9 for a joint discussion on ship building and brewing. More
July 04, 2011 -- The Coast Guard is continuing to search for one of two passengers whose plane crashed near Matagorda Bay on Sunday. More
July 03, 2011 -- Coast Guard crews are searching for two people who are missing after their plane crashed in Matagorda Bay. More
July 02, 2011 -- The Coast Guard has suspended it's search for a girl who was reported missing near Surfside Beach. More
June 30, 2011 -- The Port Commission of the Port of Houston Authority on Tuesday discussed the port's 2012 strategic initiatives. More
June 29, 2011 -- The Houston Maritime Museum recently elected new leaders to its Board of Directors, including Niels Aalund who will serve as chair. More
June 29, 2011 -- The Port of Houston Authority Commission on Tuesday voted unanimously to approve the formal designation of five standing task forces, each to be comprised of up to three members of the port commission. More
June 27, 2011 -- The Board of Commissioners of the Port of Beaumont today voted unanimously to select Funchess, Mills, White and Associates to audit the port’s finances for the 2010-2011 fiscal year. More
June 27, 2011 -- The Board of Trustees of the Galveston Wharves today voted unanimously to approve agreements between Carnival Corporation Cruise Line and the Galveston Port Facilities Corporation in preparation for the operation of the Carnival Magic at Cruise Terminal No.1. Recently reappointed Trustee John Manlove and former wharves board chair Benny Holland who was recently appointed to another term, were administered oaths of office. More
June 27, 2011 -- The Port Commission of the Port of Houston Authority will hold a workshop on Tuesday to discuss proposed strategic initiatives for the port, including continuing development of the Bayport Container Terminal. More
June 24, 2011 -- The United States Coast Guard oversaw lightering operations of 18,000 barrels of oil after a tow vessel and two barges in tow ran aground while transiting near the entrance to Dickinson Bayou. More
June 23, 2011 -- The Port of Houston Authority on Wednesday renewed its strategic alliance with the Panama Canal Authority. More
June 20, 2011 -- The Lakewood Yacht Club will host the Beneteau Owners Rendevous Regatta on July 8-10. More
June 16, 2011 -- The United States Army Corps of Engineers has completed the project to deepen the Texas City Ship Channel. More
June 16, 2011 -- Lakewood Yacht Club is inviting sail boat enthusiasts to participate in its regattas taking place in Galveston Bay. More
June 16, 2011 -- Supporters of the Houston Maritime Museum turned out on Tuesday for a Salute to the Texas Navies, a fundraiser for the museum. More
June 16, 2011 -- The United States Coast Guard will host a change of command ceremony for Air Station Houston at Ellington Field on Friday. More
June 10, 2011 -- The United States Army's 842nd Transportation Battalion held a change of command ceremony on June 10 at the Port of Beaumont. More
June 10, 2011 -- The Port of Galveston today announced that it has won two awards in the annual American Association of Port Authorities Communications Awards Competition for the port's web site and mobile and social media sites. More
June 06, 2011 -- Lakewood Yacht Club will host the 2011 Day Sailer Association North American Championship Regatta on June 19. More
June 04, 2011 -- “Tropical Aggression”, a sailboat owned and skippered by Stuart Lindow, claimed first place overall in the Sea Lake Yacht Sales Shoe Regatta. More
June 03, 2011 -- The United States Coast Guard on Thursday urged mariners and residents to begin planning and preparing for the 2011 Hurricane Season, which began Wednesday. More
June 02, 2011 -- The United States Army Corps of Engineers has released a Recreation Strategic Plan. More
June 02, 2011 -- The Houston Yacht Club will host the 2011 Leukemia Cup Regatta on June 24-26, with proceeds benefitting the Gulf Coast Chapter of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. More
June 01, 2011 -- The Houston Maritime Museum will host a Salute to the Texas Navies on June 14. More
May 31, 2011 -- Ship Strong for America, "an organization dedicated to preserving the strength of our nation’s maritime industry and homeland security", has accused an Alaskan oil company of violating the Jones Act. More
May 27, 2011 -- Gulf Copper Drydock & Rig Repair today welcomed Hercules 173, an offshore oil rig owned by Hercules Offshore, which arrived at the company's facilities in Galveston for maintenance and repairs. More
May 25, 2011 -- The United States Coast Guard today suspended its search for a man reported missing while swimming at 59th Street and Seawall on Tuesday after determining the case to be a false report. More
May 24, 2011 -- The Port of Houston Authority Commission today voted unanimously to award $20 million for security-related contracts, including installation of fiber optic cable, TWIC implementation and security gate services. More
May 24, 2011 -- The United States Coast Guard today is searching for a man who went missing while swimming near 29th Street and Seawall in Galveston on Monday evening. More
May 23, 2011 -- Today the Ocean Star Offshore Drilling Rig Museum announced the launch of Blue Star Museums, which will last at more than 800 American museums from Memorial Day through Labor Day this year. More
May 23, 2011 -- The Board of Trustees of the Galveston Wharves today voted unanimously to approve an amendment to the design services and construction management agreement with A/W Mechanical Services, LP for Phase V improvements to the Del Monte Refrigerated Warehouse at Piers 16 and 18 at a cost not to exceed $1,361,090. More
May 23, 2011 -- The Port of Beaumont Board of Commissioners today voted unanimously to continue a contribution rate of 14 percent of staff members’ salaries for the Texas County and District Retirement System. More
May 22, 2011 -- The 2011 Elissa Plankowners’ Party and Auction will be held at the Texas Seaport Museum on Saturday, June 4. More
May 21, 2011 -- Galveston celebrated National Maritime Day on Friday with a ceremony in honor of the American Merchant Marine. More
May 21, 2011 -- The Galveston Seafarers Center on Friday hosted its fourth annual gala fundraiser, “A Toast to the Gulf Coast” honoring the United States Coast Guard. More
May 20, 2011 -- In commemoration of National Maritime Day the Port of Galveston held a special ceremony today at Pier 22 at the U.S. Merchant Marine Memorial Plaque located near the 1877 Barque Elissa. More
May 20, 2011 -- Harris County Judge Ed Emmett and Galveston County Judge Mark Henry gave state of the county addresses to the Bay Area Houston Economic Partnership General Membership meeting at Lakewood Yacht Club on Wednesday. More
May 18, 2011 -- The Port of Galveston, in partnership with various organizations, will host an event commemorating National Maritime Day on Friday at the Texas Seaport Museum in Galveston. More
May 18, 2011 -- Coast Guard Marine Safety Unit Texas City will host a change of command ceremony on Friday on the tall ship Elissa in Galveston, with Commander James B. Robertson replacing Commander James E. Elliott as head of the unit. More
May 17, 2011 -- Port of Houston Chair James Edmonds and CEO Alec Dreyer have sent a letter to Harris County District Attorney Patricia Lykos requesting an investigation of claims that officials and staff at the port have failed to comply with state law. More
May 17, 2011 -- San Jacinto College recently received a $5,000 donation from the Houston Pilots Association toward scholarships for students in the college's maritime program. More
May 16, 2011 -- The United States Coast Guard will host a change of command ceremony on Tuesday for the Coast Guard Cutter Heron at Coast Guard Station Sabine in Sabine Pass. More
May 16, 2011 -- The United States Coast Guard today located the body of a 12-year-old boy who was reported missing off Packery Channel near Corpus Christi on Saturday. More
May 13, 2011 -- The 2011 CCA Texas State of Texas Anglers' Rodeo will hold its 22 annual event beginning May 28 in the Gulf of Mexico, and features 60 specially tagged redfish. More
May 12, 2011 -- The Galveston Seafarers Center will honor the United States Coast Guard at “A Toast to the Gulf Coast” gala Friday May 20th to be held in conjunction with the National Maritime Day. More
May 12, 2011 -- The Port of Houston Authority today made the Clean Air Strategy Plan, the port's ongoing plan to reduce maritime and port-related emissions, available online. More
May 12, 2011 -- The United States Coast Guard on Wednesday medevaced a man from a container ship in the Houston Ship Channel after the man suffered injuries to his hand. More
May 10, 2011 -- Port Freeport today announced the winners of the 11th Annual Take-A-Child Fishing Tournament, which was held May 7. More
May 09, 2011 -- A new service has been formed to provide pilots for vessels operating under United States Flags in the ports of Galveston, Texas City and Lake Charles, Louisiana. More
May 03, 2011 -- The United States Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District today announced that it has awarded a $300,190 small business contract to PSA Constructors, Inc. for environmental assessment services for the Addicks and Barker Dam Safety Modification Study. More
May 01, 2011 -- The Coast Guard has suspended a search for a man who went missing while swimming at a beach in Galveston. More
April 30, 2011 -- The United States Coast Guard is searching for a missing swimmer near a Galveston Beach. More
April 29, 2011 -- The Port of Galveston hosted “2010 Leadership Galveston” an annual program conducted by Galveston College. More
April 29, 2011 -- The United States Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District has published answers to various questions about the Corps' permitting process. More
April 28, 2011 -- The United States Coast Guard today is continuing to search for two people reported missing near the beach on South Padre on Wednesday. More
April 25, 2011 -- The Port of Beaumont Board of Commissioners today voted unanimously to amend the 2010/2011 Capital Improvements Program, expanding the Orange County Rail Project from a $5.7 million project to $10.7 million project. More
April 22, 2011 -- The Deepwater Horizon Joint Investigation Team today released a preliminary report related to issues under the jurisdiction of the United States Coast Guard concerning the rig explosion and oil spill. More
April 21, 2011 -- The Board of Trustees of the Galveston Wharves today voted to approve an agreement with the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts for a $900,000 grant through the Renewable Energy Program. More
April 21, 2011 -- The Natural Resource Trustees for the Deepwater Horizon oil spill today announced that BP has agreed to provide $1 billion toward early restoration projects in the Gulf of Mexico to address damages to natural resources caused by the spill. More
April 20, 2011 -- The Port of Galveston today reported that in March the port handled its highest amount of monthly tonnage in 11 years. More
April 15, 2011 -- Galveston Bay Sail & Power Squadron will hold Basic Boating classes on the grounds of Lakewood Yacht Club in Seabrook on May 14 and 21 and June 11 and 18. More
April 15, 2011 -- The United States Army Corps of Engineers recently utilized several birds, including a European Barn Owl, to temporarily deter migratory birds from nesting at the Houston Ship Channel dredging project site. More
April 14, 2011 -- The Port of Galveston has been notified by its financial advisor, BMO Capital Markets, that the initial proposal presented to the Board of Trustees of the Galveston Wharves on February 14, 2011 by Hutchinson Port Holdings and the Carlyle Group has been formally withdrawn. More
April 08, 2011 -- The United States Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District today announced that the district office is preparing for a potential federal government shutdown by identifying staff whose responsibilites are essential for continued work during a period of shutdown. More
April 08, 2011 -- The Port of Galveston, in a joint release with the City of Galveston, today recommended withdrawal of state legislation to clarify issues regarding port tarrifs. More
April 07, 2011 -- The United States Coast Guard will host SEALIFT 2011, a series of drills and demonstrations for members of the coast guard reserve, the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve, and Texas Army and Air National Guard, on Friday at the Coast Guard Sector Field Office in Galveston. More
April 07, 2011 -- Lakewood Yacht Club's Keels & Wheels event was recently named "Business of the Year" for Seabrook by the Economic Alliance Houston-Port Region. More
April 06, 2011 -- The Port of Galveston will be the new seasonal homeport of the Disney Magic beginning September 22, 2012. More
April 06, 2011 -- Port of Houston Authority in partnership with the U.S. Coast Guard, U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, Harris County Pct. 2 Commissioner Jack Morman, Houston Pilots Association, Economic Alliance Houston Port Region, San Jacinto College, Texas Department of Parks & Wildlife, Texas Southern University and the West Gulf Maritime Association will host a Maritime Youth Expo on Saturday, April 9, 10 a.m.- 2 p.m., at Sylvan Beach in La Porte. More
April 06, 2011 -- Captain James R. Borup who recently retired from the Galveston-Texas City Pilots has been recognized for 30 years of "impeccable service". More
April 05, 2011 -- The Port Commission of the Port of Houston Authority awarded a $33.2 million construction contract to Satterfield & Pontikes Construction, Inc. for the Phase 3 entry and exit gate at the Bayport Terminal and authorized a $1.1 million amendment to the Port Authority's contract with Lockwood, Andrews & Newnam, Inc. for Bayport Terminal, among several matters approved during the April 5 meeting. More
April 05, 2011 -- The Port of Houston Authority International Corporation today voted 5-2 (Correct), with Chair Jim Edmonds and Commissioner Case Lawal opposed, to dissolve itself, after first voting to terminate a memorandum of understanding with Libya. More
April 04, 2011 -- The Port of Galveston last week hosted a tour of the port’s facilities aboard a tug boat provided by Rudy Teichman of T&T Marine. More
April 04, 2011 -- The Port of Houston Authority Board of Commissioners will meet on Tuesday to consider a $33.157 million contract with Satterfield & Pontikes Construction, Inc. for construction associated with an entry and exit gate at the Bayport Terminal. More
April 03, 2011 -- Galveston Historical Foundation on Saturday presented the Spirit of Elissa award to F. Carrington Weems, a long-time supporter of Elissa, Texas' Official Tall Ship and the sailing vessel’s home in Galveston's harbor, the Texas Seaport Museum. More
April 01, 2011 -- The United States Coast Guard today issued an update regarding a ruptured condensate oil and natural gas pipeline near Cameron, Louisiana, announcing that the pipeline posed no threat to deep draft vessels in the Calcasieu Ship Channel. More
April 01, 2011 -- The Port of Lake Charles on Thursday announced that IFG Port Holdings will construct a new export grain terminal at the port. More
March 31, 2011 -- The United States Coast Guard today is responding to a ruptured condensate oil and natural gas pipeline near Cameron, Louisiana that was reported on Wednesday evening. More
March 28, 2011 -- A memorial service was held at the Seaman’s Memorial Sundial on Lakeshore Drive in Port Arthur to remember the crew of the S/S Oklahoma, which broke apart and sank off Cape Hatteras, North Carolina on Saturday, March 27, 1971. More
March 28, 2011 -- The Port of Beaumont Board of Commissioners today voted unanimously to cancel the May 14 election for the Port Commissioner Ward IV and At-Large positions. More
March 28, 2011 -- The Board of Trustees of the Galveston Wharves today voted unanimously to hire John Martin and Associates to ascertain the enterprise value of the port and each of its components, but not to evaluate a proposal by Hutchison Port Holdings/The Carlyle Group for a concession agreement to lease the port’s assets. More
March 23, 2011 -- The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement/United States Coast Guard Joint Investigation Team will hold a seventh session of public hearings on the Deepwater Horizon incident during the week of April 4. More
March 20, 2011 -- Lakewood Yacht Club will host its second annual J/Fest Southwest Regatta on October 29 and 30 in Galveston Bay. More
March 20, 2011 -- Lakewood Yacht Club has announced the appointment of Sailing Director Elias Otdoerfer. More
March 18, 2011 -- The United States Coast Guard has recommended, as a precaution, that vessels avoid transiting within 50 miles of the Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant in Japan. More
March 18, 2011 -- Texas Land Commissioner Jerry Patterson has published a column on documents recently found in the General Land Office archives that provide an account of the Texas Navy. More
March 16, 2011 -- F. Carrington Weems will be honored by the Galveston Historical Foundation with the Spirit of Elissa Award on the evening of Saturday, April 2 at Ashton Villa in Galveston. More
March 14, 2011 -- Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics today unveiled a new heavy equipment processing facility at the Port of Galveston. More
March 11, 2011 -- The Board of Trustees of the Galveston Wharves will hold a special meeting on Monday to consider special legal counsel to represent the port in negotiations with Hutchison Port Holdings/The Carlyle Group. More
March 09, 2011 -- Port Freeport recently announced the winners of its 11th Annual Take-A-Child Fishing Tournament Logo Drawing Contest. More
March 08, 2011 -- The Port of Corpus Christi Authority today announced that port commissioners have approved a 25 percent reduction in the port's security surcharge on wharfage and dockage. More
March 03, 2011 -- The Galveston Historical Foundation has published a press release regarding the status of repairs to the Elissa, including the need for repairs to the ship's hull. More
March 03, 2011 -- The Port of Galveston today announced that it will be the homeport for the Crown Princess cruise liner for the 2012-2013 Caribbean season. More
March 02, 2011 -- Elissa, the 19th Century Iron Barque which has been designated The Official Tall Ship of Texas, will return to its berth at the Texas Seaport Museum this week after the first phase of repairs at the dry dock at Bollinger Shipyard in Texas City; albeit with more work left to do. More
February 28, 2011 -- The Board of Trustees of the Galveston Wharves today voted to accept the final report titled, “Pelican Island Container Terminal Conceptual Planning Study by AECOM, after viewing a presentation on the study. More
February 28, 2011 -- The West Gulf Maritime Association reported to its members that there are no visibility issues near shore and conditions are expected to remain clear for the rest of the week. More
February 27, 2011 -- The West Gulf Maritime Association reports to its members this morning that fog is still a problem on the Upper Texas Coast but that visibility has improved. More
February 26, 2011 -- Four sailing scholarships are being offered this year to area youth sailors through the Bay Access charitable association. More
February 26, 2011 -- The West Gulf Maritime Association reports to its members that foggy conditions are causing some petrochemical terminals to run at reduced rates but that there are few shutdowns. More
February 25, 2011 -- The West Gulf Maritime Association has reported that visibility has improved this morning, allowing pilots to move priority vessels in several Upper Texas Coast ports. More
February 24, 2011 -- The United States Coast Guard today announced that a Unified Command has been established to respond to a gasoline spill that took place this morning at a pipeline near Bayou Pierre in Texas City. More
February 24, 2011 -- The West Gulf Maritime Association has reported that visibility remains low due to fog this morning, and that pilots have suspended boardings for traffic at various ports along the Upper Texas Coast. More
February 23, 2011 -- Updated: The West Gulf Maritime Association has provided an update to its members on fog conditions along the Upper Texas Coast, noting that visibility is steadily improving. More
February 22, 2011 -- Port of Houston President and CEO Alec Dreyer today reported to the Port Commission that 2011 is off to a good start. More
February 22, 2011 -- The West Gulf Maritime Association has provided further updates on fog conditions continuing at ports on the Upper Texas Coast. More
February 22, 2011 -- The United States Central Command today reported on the incident aboard the (S/V) Quest, a yacht held by pirates, that resulted in the death of four American hostages. More
February 21, 2011 -- The West Gulf Maritime Association has updated its members on fog conditions at ports on the Upper Texas Coast. More
February 21, 2011 -- The Board of Commissioners of the Port of Beaumont Navigation District today voted unanimously to approve a $41,875 service award request from Elogic Technologies, Inc. for additional port account computer system upgrades. More
February 20, 2011 -- The West Gulf Maritime Association reports that ports on the Texas coast continue to suffer from seasonal fog delays. More
February 19, 2011 -- The West Gulf Maritime Association has updated its members on seasonal fog delays at several ports from Lake Charles to Port O'Connor; and a Hazardous Weather Outlook for ports from Port O'Connor to Brownsville. More
February 18, 2011 -- United States Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison today co-sponsored introduction of The Harbor Maintenance Act of 2011, which requires all funds collected by the Harbor Maintenance Trust Fund be used for costs to maintain and repair harbors and ports. More
February 17, 2011 -- On Tuesday, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers held a christening ceremony for the Motor Vessel “Tanner II”; The Galveston Chamber of Commerce also conducted a ribbon cutting ceremony to welcome the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to their membership. More
February 17, 2011 -- Port Freeport on Wednesday announced that it has received increased activity through the movement of wind energy components, and received the world's largest single shipment of windmill tower components in October. More
February 16, 2011 -- A recording of Monday’s special meeting of the Board of Trustees of the Galveston Wharves has been posted on the Port of Galveston website. More
February 16, 2011 -- More than 300 visitors attended the Open House hosted by Gulf Copper Drydock & Rig Repair located on Pelican Island on Tuesday. The Galveston Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors officiated at the ribbon cutting and official opening of the newly constructed Fabricating Facility along with company principles Stephen Hale, CEO, Jonathan Hale, VP Capitol Projects, Leonard Hale, VP, Galveston Operations, company employees and guests. More
February 15, 2011 -- Texas Southern University is accepting applications for the Maritime Transportation Scholarship until April 1. More
February 14, 2011 -- The Board of Trustees of the Galveston Wharves voted unanimously to move forward on an agreement with Bank of Montreal Capital Markets for a major investment at the Port of Galveston. More
February 11, 2011 -- The Gulf Coast Incident Management Team today released a report on the risks and benefits of additional clean up efforts of oil remaining from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill on sensitive beaches. More
February 09, 2011 -- Update: The United States Coast Guard has located four missing boaters who were reported missing on Tuesday after failing to return from a boating trip near South Padre Island. More
February 07, 2011 -- The United States Coast Guard on Sunday seized a lancha that was reportedly fishing illegally in United States Waters. More
February 07, 2011 -- The United States Coast Guard this morning assisted a tug boat towing a barge that was taking on water approximately 20 miles south of the San Luis Pass. More
February 07, 2011 -- Texas A&M University at Galveston recently received a $25,000 gift from Kirby Inland Marine to fund scholarships for the university's Texas Maritime Academy Cadet Battalion. More
February 02, 2011 -- The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration today re-opened more than 4,000 square miles of the Gulf of Mexico to Royal Red shrimping after it was closed in November due to concerns of oil contamination from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. More
February 02, 2011 -- The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department today issued a temporary closure of saltwater fishing along parts of the Texas coast due to freezing weather conditions. More
January 27, 2011 -- The United States Coast Guard, in coordination with the State of Louisiana and other agencies, has directed BP to begin the first phase of the orphan anchors retrieval program to recover anchors used to keep containment booms in place during the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill. More
January 25, 2011 -- The Port Freeport Port Commission recently signed a memorandum of understanding with the City of Freeport to work together on transportation issues for traffic entering or leaving the port. More
January 25, 2011 -- The Port of Houston Authority Commission today voted unanimously to award a construction contract to Texas Technical Services, Inc. for the security system for the Phase 1 Stage 2 Container Yard and Administration, Maintenance and Repair, and Marine Emergency Buildings at the Bayport Terminal in an amount not to exceed $1,186,339. More
January 24, 2011 -- The Board of Trustees of the Galveston Wharves today voted unanimously to approve a five-year interlocal agreement with the City of Galveston for cruise terminal shuttle bus services. More
January 24, 2011 -- The Port of Beaumont Board of Commissioners today voted unanimously to approve lease of Transit Shed #4 to Zilkha Biomass Fuels for the shipment of wood pellets from Texas to Europe. More
January 23, 2011 -- Elissa, The Official Tall Ship of Texas, that Galveston Historical Foundation maintains at the Texas Seaport Museum on Pier 21, has moved temporarily to the Bollinger Shipyards Texas City dry dock. photos by David Canwright
January 20, 2011 -- Final Update: The Coast Guard has suspended its search for a man who went missing while fishing in Galveston Bay. More
January 20, 2011 -- The United States Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District has awarded a $278,600 contract to G.S.D. Trading US, Inc. for the dredging of the Texas City turning basin. More
January 20, 2011 -- Elissa, The Official Tall for Ship of Texas that Galveston Historical Foundation maintains at the Texas Seaport Museum on Pier 21, is now scheduled to depart for Bollinger Shipyards Texas City dry dock facility Friday afternoon. More
January 19, 2011 -- Contractors working with the United States Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District discovered four cannonballs on Monday while performing dredging operations in the Texas City Ship Channel. More
January 19, 2011 -- The United States Coast Guard is conducting a search for a man who reportedly went missing while fishing offshore near Smith Point on Tuesday. More
January 18, 2011 -- The United States Coast Guard on Sunday seized two vessels near Corpus Christi after receiving reports the boats were involved in illegal fishing. More
January 17, 2011 -- The Port of Houston Authority on Thursday held a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the opening of the Cargo Bay Road truck entrance. More
January 15, 2011 -- The Greater Houston Port Bureau presented Captain Steve Conway, the new presiding officer of the Houston Pilots Association, as the featured speaker at the January Commerce Club luncheon. More
January 13, 2011 -- The Port of Galveston has published an E Newsletter that includes a report on the latest meeting of the Board of Trustees of the Galveston Wharves. Report
January 12, 2011 -- The Coast Guard reports that a mariner who was reported missing while on a sailing trip between Houston and Ocean Springs, Mississippi was found Tuesday. More
January 11, 2011 -- The Coast Guard announced Tuesday that it has accessed the Oil Spill Liability Trust Fund to pay for costs associated with the pollution recovery operations resulting from the sinking of a Mobil Inland Drilling Unit that sank in the Charenton Navigational Canal in April 2010. More
January 07, 2011 -- The Manatee County Port Authority recently re-elected Larry Bustle as chair of the port's board of commissioners. More
January 03, 2011 -- Texas’ Tall Ship Elissa will depart Pier 21 in Galveston for dry dock at Bollinger Texas City on Sunday, January 16. More


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