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  • 13 July 2017
    Business & Finance

    US-based Enterprise Products Partners and ship owner and operator Navigator Holdings have executed a letter of intent to jointly develop an ethylene marine export terminal on the Houston Ship Channel. The parties informed that Enterprise would manage the construction, operations and commercial activities of the proposed terminal, which would be located at Morgan’s Point complex. […]

  • 18 July 2018
    Business & Finance

    Port Houston recently hosted a briefing for the City of Houston’s Chief Resiliency Officer Stephen Costello. Port staff highlighted the impacts of Hurricane Harvey on the Houston Ship Channel and discussed the need for strategies to minimize the effects of future flood and rain events on the waterway. Much of the floodwaters resulting from Harvey […]

  • 13 September 2019
    Business & Finance

    A portion of the upper channel near Baytown was closed during the protest, between Light 102A and Light 104.

  • 12 April 2019
    Business & Finance

    Port of Houston Authority moved to accelerate widening of the Houston Ship Channel.

  • 18 June 2015

    The Houston Ship Channel reopened to commercial traffick on Wednesday afternoon after being closed for two days amid Tropical Storm Bill. Boarding of inbound and outbound vessels started at 1815 hrs GMT, the US Coast Guard said. Operations were resumed as the storm has been downgraded to a tropical depression located North of Austin. However, heavy […]

  • 2 April 2019
    Business & Finance

    Daylight traffic through Houston Ship Channel restarted after being closed for nearly a week.

  • 13 May 2019
    Business & Finance

    A collision between a K Line tanker and a tug closed the Houston Ship Channel on May 10.

  • 12 April 2018
    Business & Finance

    Enterprise Products Partners L.P. recently purchased a 65-acre waterfront site on the Houston Ship Channel that will serve as the next phase of expansion at the Enterprise Hydrocarbon Terminal (EHT). Located immediately to the east of EHT, the property features two existing docks, dredging infrastructure that will be utilized for maintenance and dock expansion at the […]

  • 7 February 2020
    Business & Finance

    Port Houston Chairman Ric Campo yesterday testified before the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Ways and Means – Subcommittee on Trade, concerning “Trade Infrastructure for Global Competitiveness”. In his testimony, Campo highlighted the critical need to expeditiously widen and deepen the Houston Ship Channel – “Project 11.” He stressed the economic impact of the […]

  • 16 May 2019
    Business & Finance

    Houston Ship Channel reopened to two-way traffic after a collision between a tanker and a tug.

  • 6 March 2015

    A chemical tanker collided with a container vessel on Thursday, March 5 while underway in the Houston Ship Channel. Following the collision between Hamburg Süd’s containership Monte Alegre and the chemical tanker Chembulk Houston, vessel movements were halted between LT26 and LT42 in the Channel as a precaution measure. At the time of the accident pilots were […]

  • 7 September 2016
    Business & Finance

    Vessel traffic returned to normal in the Houston Ship Channel at 3:31 pm on September 6 after it was closed earlier the same day due to a bunker fuel spill and fire aboard the 810-foot tanker Aframax River, according to the United States Coast Guard. It was reported that the vessel’s bunker tank was punctured and caught fire. The tanker was […]

  • 27 September 2017
    Business & Finance

    Port Commission Chairman of the Port of Houston Authority, Janiece Longoria, yesterday stressed the importance of restoring and improving the Houston Ship Channel due to its importance to the future of the Houston region, state and nation. In comments to the Port Commission during its regular monthly meeting, she highlighted impacts of Hurricane Harvey and […]

  • 18 November 2015
    Business & Finance

    The Fiscal Year 2016 Operating and Capital Budget was approved Tuesday (November 17) during a special meeting of the Port Commission of the Port of Houston Authority (PHA). Solid financial performance is expected to continue in 2016 with projections by the PHA of revenue growth after a very strong fiscal 2015 in terms of cargo tonnage. […]

  • 12 March 2015

    The Houston Ship Channel was reopened Thursday morning, after responders completed initial salvage plans on a damaged chemical tanker and successfully moved the vessel to Barbour’s Cut turning basin, Morgan’s Point Response JIC informed. The Carla Maersk incurred significant damage following a collision earlier in the week between it and the bulk carrier Conti Peridot. Responders […]

  • 24 May 2016
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    Focused on the PHA’s (Port of Houston Authority) vision of becoming America’s distribution hub for the next generation, the Port Commission – during its regular monthly meeting yesterday – approved more than $88 million in infrastructure investments. These investments, all directly tied to the port strategic plan, included $13 million towards channel improvement projects and more […]

  • 11 April 2019
    Business & Finance

    The Port Commission of the Port of Houston Authority met in special session earlier this week and moved to accelerate widening of the Houston Ship Channel, the nation’s busiest waterway. “The Houston Ship Channel is open for business for all and will continue to be,” said Port of Houston Authority Chairman, Ric Campo, during the meeting. The Port […]

  • 29 July 2015

    A small section of the Upper Houston Ship Channel was closed Tuesday morning after a report that 1,000 gallons of diesel entered Greens Bayou from a cement facility. US Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston watchstanders received the initial report at 7:13 am yesterday, local time, of a diesel storage tank overflowing and entering the waterway. To […]

  • 29 July 2015

    A small section of the Upper Houston Ship Channel was closed Tuesday morning after a report that 1,000 gallons of diesel entered Greens Bayou from a cement facility. US Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston watchstanders received the initial report at 7:13 am yesterday, local time, of a diesel storage tank overflowing and entering the waterway. To […]

  • 12 October 2017
    Business & Finance

    Contanda Terminals LLC, a provider of bulk liquid storage and logistics services in North America, has signed a multi-year commercial agreement with the Port of Houston Authority for 339 acres of deep-water access property located on the Houston Ship Channel. Contanda’s automated terminal facility will be built in phases to provide access to onsite processing, multiple […]

  • 27 September 2017

    Houston Ship Channel needs significant dredging to remove tons of silt deposited into the channel as a result of Hurricane Harvey and flooding the storm caused. Additional relief to properly dredge the channel is required so that it can accommodate normal commerce at its authorized depth and width, Port Commission Chairman of the Port of […]

  • 2 August 2019
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ study of potential improvements to the Houston Ship Channel is nearing completion, Port Houston informs.  The study, that began in 2015, has been conducted in partnership with Port Houston and has examined the feasibility and national benefits of various widening, deepening and other improvements for the channel. According to […]