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  • 28 July 2017
    Business & Finance

    Three new super post-panamax cranes are currently being shipped aboard the heavy lift vessel ZHEN HUA 13 toward their destination – Port Houston’s Barbours Cut Container Terminal. Along the journey, which started in Shanghai on July 23, these 405-feet-tall cranes will travel with booms fully raised. Once they reach their destination after a two and a […]

  • 2 April 2019
    Business & Finance

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

  • 17 August 2017
    Business & Finance

    Over the past year, Ecosystem Renewal (ER) and The Earth Partners (TEP) have successfully partnered to develop large-scale wetland mitigation solutions for the rapidly growing greater Houston area. They permitted and constructed one of the largest wetland banks in Texas slated to provide over 5,000 freshwater and tidal wetland credits over the next decade. WRA, […]

  • 16 December 2015
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Gulf Coast’s Port of Houston Authority has surpassed 2 million twenty-foot-equivalent units (TEUs) handled for the year, setting a new record. The port’s performance so far in 2015 beats the previous record of 1.96 million TEUs set in 2014. “Having the two millionth TEU crossing our docks today illustrates the steadfast guidance of the […]

  • 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 […]

  • 25 March 2014
    Business & Finance

    Despite earlier optimism of the coordinating agencies, the Houston Ship Channel remains closed to vessel traffic. U.S. authorities continue cleanup operations of the major Texas shipping channel, with 27 response vessels actively working to skim and recover oil with more than 539 personnel on-scene. According to the latest Coast Guard report, there are 46 outbound […]

  • 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. […]

  • 3 October 2019
    Business & Finance

    Texas Senator Ted Cruz voiced strong support for the Houston Ship Channel Improvement Project earlier this week, after being briefed by Port Houston leadership and top executives representing industry along the channel. Senator Cruz said that the widening and deepening project is important to Texas and the nation and lauded the leadership of Port Houston […]

  • 30 September 2015
    Business & Finance

    The Houston Pilots Association has given authorization for the Port of Houston Authority to receive vessels with a 45-foot operating draft at its Barbours Cut Container Terminal after a project to widen and deepen Barbours Cut channel by additional 5 feet and upgrade the terminal was completed on September 29. Last year, the Port Commission of the […]

  • 12 April 2019
    Business & Finance

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

  • 29 November 2017
    Business & Finance

    Trelleborg has decided to gradually discontinue the manufacturing of subsea buoys for deep-water drilling equipment in Houston as part of the company’s restructuring efforts.

  • 25 February 2015
    Business & Finance

    The Port of Houston Authority has started several expansion projects to meet the expected increase in freight volumes coming from East Asia, the PHA Executive Director Roger Guenther said in his monthly report to the Port Commission.  Guenther cited four new wharf cranes destined for the Barbours Cut Container Terminal, which departed this week from Korea and are expected […]

  • 20 May 2015
    Business & Finance

    The US Port of Houston reported a record monthly revenue in April, spurred on by a 23 percent spike in total cargo tonnage handled compared to April 2014. The Port Authority has generated USD 103 million in revenue, a 30 percent increase over this time last year. The Port Authority has added USD 51 million in cash […]

  • 28 June 2017
    Business & Finance

    With the completion of maintenance dredging of the Bayport channel, the Bayport Container Terminal in Texas is now capable of handling 45-foot draft vessels, according to the Port of Houston Authority. The Bayport channel is accepted and will be maintained by the US Army Corps of Engineers at a depth of 48.5 feet mean lower low […]

  • 4 February 2010

    The Tyrihans field was one of five offshore developments to be presented with a Five Star Award at the Deep Offshore Technology (DOT) conference in Houston on 2 February. The Statoil-operated oil and gas project in the Norwegian Sea came on stream last July, and has delivered well above its production targets.

  • 27 September 2019

    Houston Port has authorized “critical-path” professional services for the Houston Ship Channel expansion.

  • 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 […]

  • 30 September 2015
    Business & Finance

    The Houston Pilots Association has given authorization for the Port of Houston Authority to receive vessels with a 45-foot operating draft at its Barbours Cut Container Terminal after a project to widen and deepen Barbours Cut channel by additional 5 feet and upgrade the terminal was completed on September 29. Last year, the Port Commission of the […]

  • 15 August 2019
    Business & Finance

    Port Houston attended the Galveston District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Summer Stakeholder Partnering Forum with local industry members and Corps representatives at Texas A&M University Galveston Campus earlier this week.  During the event, Executive Director of Port of Houston Authority, Roger Guenther, provided remarks on behalf of the Texas Ports Association as well as […]

  • 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 […]

  • 24 June 2015
    Business & Finance

    The Port of Houston Authority handled more than 16 million tons of cargo during the first five months of 2015, an increase of 9 percent compared to the same period last year. Additionally, activity at the Bayport and Barbours Cut terminals continues to grow at an accelerated pace, with loaded container units increasing 23 percent […]

  • 25 May 2017
    Business & Finance

    During yesterday’s meeting of the Houston Port Commission, Chairman Janiece Longoria shared highlights of a briefing and tour of the Houston Ship Channel provided last week to Lt. General Todd Semonite, Commanding General and Chief of Engineers for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. During his visit, Chairman Longoria outlined the economic impact of the […]