Honoring the 2019 Maritime Leader of the Year

Jim Black, Moran Shipping Agencies, Inc.

 

James Black, President/CEO
Moran Shipping Agencies

The Greater Houston Port Bureau is pleased to announce that James “Jim” Black, CEO/President of Moran Shipping Agencies, Inc. has been named the 2019 Maritime Leader of the Year and will be honored at the Port Bureau’s Annual Maritime Dinner on August 17, 2019. The Port Bureau Board of Directors named Jim Black as the 2019 honoree because of his long-standing dedication to the Houston maritime industry and community.

Mr. Black moved to Houston, Texas in 1975 to lead the first expansion of the Moran Organization beyond its traditional New England hub. Under his leadership as now owner and CEO, Moran Shipping Agencies has become the largest independent steamship agency in North America.

Mr. Black has served on the Port Bureau Board of Directors since 2002, and he has held board positions and affiliations with many non-profit organizations, including St. Pius X High School Foundation Board of Trustees, West Gulf Maritime Association, Association of Shipbrokers and Agents and many more. In 2014, the St. Pius X Foundation honored Mr. Black and his wife Beth with the Del Sarto Humanitarian Award.

“The Port Bureau is honored to name Jim Black the 2019 Maritime Leader of the Year to recognize his commitment to the Houston maritime industry and his community for over 40 years,” said Vinny Pilegge, chairman of the Greater Houston Port Bureau and president of Manchester Terminal.

Proceeds from the Annual Maritime Dinner support in part the Port Bureau’s regional maritime advocacy efforts. Table and sponsorship opportunities are available.

The Annual Maritime Dinner is attended by over 700 maritime, transportation, and industry professionals and their guests to recognize maritime leaders that have exhibited outstanding leadership and support in the port region. Recent honorees have included Shell Oil Company, Port Houston Commission Chairman Janiece Longoria; Patrick J. Studdert, president & CEO of Buffalo Marine Service, Inc.; and ExxonMobil.

About the Greater Houston Port Bureau

The Greater Houston Port Bureau helps over 200 member companies work together to promote cooperation and efficiency within the maritime community by providing vessel information, port information, networking, and advocacy. For more information visit www.txgulf.org or call 713-678-4300.

Event Information:

Saturday, August 17, 2019
At the Bayou City Event Center
9401 Knight Rd, Houston, TX 77045

5:30 pm - Silent Auction, Cocktails & Networking
7:00 pm - Gourmet Dinner
8:00 pm - Presentation and Guest Speakers

Dress: Black Tie Optional

Table Sponsorships are available.

Please call (713) 678-4300 or email dinner-info@txgulf.org for more information.

Online registration is available in our online store or you can download our registration form.

Title Sponsor: $25,000

Only 1 Title Sponsor available!

2 Premium reserved tables of 10 (20 seats total) seated directly beside the honoree
Premium logo recognition in Dinner program and sponsor presentation
Company name mentioned during program
Premium logo recognition in all print and digital media
Company name listed in all press releases
Cocktail reception with open bar for all guests
Complimentary valet for all guests

Queen of the Fleet: $15,000

Premium reserved table of 10 near the honoree
Premium logo recognition in Dinner program and sponsor presentation
Company name mentioned during program
Premium logo recognition in all print and digital media
Company name listed in all press releases
Cocktail reception with open bar for all guests
Complimentary valet for all guests

Admiral: $5,000

Premium reserved table of 10
Premium logo recognition in Dinner program and sponsor presentation
Premium logo recognition in all print and digital media
Cocktail reception with open bar for all guests
Complimentary valet for all guests

Commodore: $3,000

Reserved table of 10
Company name recognition in Dinner sponsor presentation
Company name recognition in all print and digital media
Cocktail reception with open bar for all guests
Complimentary valet for all guests

Captain: $2,500

Reserved table of 10
Company name recognition in Dinner sponsor presentation
Company name recognition in all print and digital media
Cocktail reception with open bar for all guests
Complimentary valet for all guests

Donate to the Silent Auction or become and Event Underwriter.

Please call (713) 678-4300 or email dinner-info@txgulf.org for more information.

Download our Silent Auction Sponsorship Brochure here.

Secure your sponsorship online now!

 


Thank you to our sponsors!

 

Queen of the Fleet Sponsors

 


Admiral Sponsors


Contanda LLC


Houston Mooring Co. Inc.

Intercontinental Terminals Company




 


Commodore Sponsors

Blades International
Briggs & Veselka Co
Excargo
Frost Bank
Moran Shipping Agencies
Odfjell
Port of Antwerp
Schroder Marine Services, Inc.
Suderman & Young Towing
Watco Companies


Captain Sponsors

Capital One Bank
Marsh Wortham
Porter Hedges
Port of Galveston
Port Freeport
Port of Texas City
San Jacinto College
Texas Mooring
The Dow Chemical Company
West Gulf Maritime Association


Event Underwriters

Photography

Bar

 

Honoree Gift

Schroder Marine Services, Inc.

 


Silent Auction Sponsors

Premier Sponsors

Gold Sponsors

The Antiquarium

Bronze Sponsors

Children's Museum of Houston
Galveston Historical Foundation
Kendra Scott- Baybrook Mall
Main Street Theatre
Mercury
Messina Hof Winery & Resort
Saint Arnold Brewing Company
Splashtown USA-San Antonio
Tanks Paintball
Taste of Texas Restaurant

As of April 3, 2019