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  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 30 November 2017
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    After Hurricane Harvey, the shutdown of air, rail, and port operations had an impact well outside the region due to Houston being a multi-modal interchange point. Wind damage from Hurricane Harvey to shipping and port infrastructure was minimal, but an enormous influx of water, sediment and debris entered the Houston Ship Channel, meaning it needed […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 November 2014
    Business & Finance

    As a part of the 100th anniversary, celebrating the opening of Houston’s Ship Channel, Port Commission Chairman Janiece Longoria led the ceremony where hundreds gathered to pay homage to early leaders’ vision for a deep-water port. Hundreds of guests, including elected officials, members of the International Longshoremen’s Association, Houston Pilots, U.S. Coast Guard, current and former Port […]

  • 27 April 2020
    Business & Finance

    The Galveston District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers received a signed Chief of Engineers Report (Chief’s Report) for the proposed Houston Ship Channel (HSC) Expansion Project on April 23. Signed April 24 by Lt. Gen. Todd T. Semonite, USACE Chief of Engineers and Commanding General, the report culminates a four-year, $10 million study […]

  • 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 […]

  • 5 September 2019
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    RLB Contracting Inc. of Port Lavaca, Texas, has just won a $9,571,200 firm-fixed-price contract for the maintenance dredging of Houston ship channel. As reported, the work will be performed in Brady Island, Texas, with an estimated completion date of March 5, 2020. The contract – awarded by the Army Corps’ Galveston District – calls for […]

  • 29 April 2015
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders, Research & Development

    Houston Port Commissioners awarded recently a contract to TCB/GBA Joint Venture for professional engineering and planning services in support of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ feasibility study of modifications to improve the Houston Ship Channel system. That system includes the Houston, Barbours Cut and Bayport ship channels. “This study is critical to the greater […]

  • 9 July 2019
    Business & Finance

    Chairman of Houston Port Commission, Ric Campo, joined Chief of Engineers and Commanding General of USACE, Lt. Gen. Todd T. Semonite, on a helicopter tour of the Houston Ship Channel recently, witnessing first-hand the busiest ship channel in the nation and the constant vessel activity it experiences every day. During the tour, Campo reiterated the […]

  • 20 April 2016
    Business & Finance

    The USACE, Galveston District, will host two public scoping meetings on May 17 and 19, 2016, to inform the public about the proposed study to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Houston Ship Channel 45-Foot Expansion Channel Improvement Project (HSC ECIP).  “The purpose of the study is to examine the feasibility of improving […]

  • 18 October 2018
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Coast Guard responded to a diesel fuel spill near Buffalo Bayou, Texas, yesterday morning.  Sector Houston-Galveston watchstanders received a report from the captain of the dredger Susan Crosby that during a fuel transfer the vessel’s tank overflowed and released an estimated 1,000 gallons of diesel fuel into the Houston Ship Channel just north […]

  • 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 […]

  • 27 September 2019
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    The Port of Houston Commission has approved “critical-path” professional services for the Houston Ship Channel expansion project. The ship channel expansion work approved by the Port Commission includes critical-path professional services for engineering, design and project coordination. According to Port Houston Executive Director Roger Guenthe, the widening and deepening of the ship channel will allow […]

  • 15 December 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The Port Commission of the Port of Houston Authority will meet in regular session on Tuesday, December 16, at 9 a.m., followed by a meeting of the Board of Pilot Commissioners at 9:30 a.m. or immediately following the recess of the Port Commission meeting. A Special Port Commission Meeting to review Houston Ship Channel and […]

  • 9 December 2013
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Mariners are advised to be aware of an increase in waterborne hazards in the Bayport Flare and Houston Ship Channel, as a result maintenance dredging work scheduled to begin this month and continue through October 2014, announced usace.army.mil. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District contracted with Weeks Marine Inc., to remove approximately four million […]

  • 21 January 2013
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Galveston District, has been tasked to solicit for and award a project/procurement to include deep channel pipeline dredging of approximately 1,000,000 cubic yards of maintenance material from the Houston Ship Channel Carpenters to Greens Reach with possible options for dredging of Greens Bayou, Jacinto port Channel, and Port of […]

  • 28 November 2013
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Galveston District, awarded a contract in the amount of $21,253,000 to Weeks Marine, Inc. for maintenance dredging of the Bayport Flare and Houston Ship Channel. The contractor is required to remove approximately four million cubic yards of shoaled material from Redfish Reef to Beacon 78 with material being placed […]

  • 24 March 2010

    Keeping the Houston Ship Channel navigable on an ongoing basis is of utmost importance to Houston, the state of Texas and the nation. Not only is the world’s second-largest petrochemical complex located here, but the U.S. economy depends on the critical flow of waterborne commerce over the port’s docks. [mappress] Source:chron,March 24,2010;

  • 19 April 2017
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Galveston District, awarded recently a $1.3 million contract to RLB Contracting Inc., for dewatering of Houston Ship Channel Lost Lake Placement Area. “Dewatering allows for the outflow of excess water which helps to consolidate material within the site and increase the placement area’s capacity to hold more dredge material […]

  • 6 February 2015
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Galveston District will receive new feasibility funding for the Houston Ship Channel and Coastal Texas studies; continued funding for the Sabine Pass to Galveston Bay study, as well as continued Operation and Maintenance funding for the Texas waterways in the president’s fiscal year 2016 budget. “The district’s programs are […]

  • 19 February 2015
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District has awarded a contract in the amount of $4.1 million to Southern Contracting LLC to perform containment dike raising on Alexander Island Placement Area, located along the Houston Ship Channel. The contractor will be required to construct dredged material placement area containment dikes, with work expected to […]