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Port of Houston Authority
by Garrett Bryce
Tuesday, January 30, 2018

The Port Commission of the Port of Houston Authority today voted unanimously to renew the port's professional membership to the Alliance for I-69 Texas and payment of dues for a period of one year, in an amount not to exceed $57,500.

The Alliance is a coalition of cities, counties, port authorities and community leaders building support for upgrading the entire Interstate 69 route in Texas. The route runs from the Texas State Line in Texarkana to points along the state's border with Mexico.

The port commission voted to enter into a service agreement with the Greater Houston Port Bureau, Inc. to provide vessel traffic movement data, real time and historical, for a one-year period in an amount not to exceed $80,000, and subscribe to Harborlights for 25 users in an amount not to exceed $10,000, for a total of $90,000.

The port commission voted to enter into a two-year professional services contract with A. Gamez Consulting, Inc. for trade development activities on behalf of the port in Central and South America, excluding Brazil, in an amount not to exceed $256,408.

The port commission voted to enter into a two-year professional services contract with Portal Commerce & Logistics, LLC for trade development activities on behalf of the port in Brazil, in an amount not to exceed $232,677. The contract takes effect on March 8.

The port commission voted to approve the purchase of insurance from various carriers, effective March 1, for the port's primary and excess property and casualty insurance coverage needs, in a total amount not to exceed $3.2 million.

The port commission voted to authorize funding of $1.75 million for the port's self-insurance loss fund account for FY2018-2019.

The port commission voted unanimously to enter into a memorandum of agreement with the United States Army Corps of Engineers for placement of dredged material by a Non-Federal Interest into a federal dredge material placement area.

The port commission voted to enter into a marine terminal services agreement with Hapag Lloyd AG.

The port commission voted to award a three-year contract, with the option to renew for one successive two-year period, to Lockton Companies, LLC for employee benefits consulting services, at a cost of $115,000 per year for the first three years.

The port commission voted to authorize the port authority to pay amounts to the AZA Law Firm for legal services as discussed in executive session. No other actions were taken by the commission regarding items discussed in executive session.

All action items were approved. All votes were unanimous with all members present. Agenda




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