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 Sponsorship Package and 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 Sold Out!

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

Individual Ticket: $300

Individual ticket for 1
Cocktail reception with open bar for all guests
Complimentary valet for all guests
Please note: no marketing recognition is included with individual tickets.
Up to 2 individual tickets can be seated together.

Donate to the Silent Auction or become an Event Underwriter.

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

Download our Silent Auction Sponsorship Brochure here.

SOLD OUT! Valet: $2,500

Premium logo recognition at valet and in sponsor presentation
Premium logo recognition in all print and digital media

Photobooth: $2,500

Premium logo recognition at photobooth and in sponsor presentation
Company name featured on all photos printed
Premium logo recognition in all print and digital media

SOLD OUT! Mobile Bidding: $2,000

Premium logo recognition in sponsor presentation
Company name featured on mobile bidding website
Premium logo recognition in all print and digital media

Dinner Auction Underwriting: $100 - $2,000

Multiple Available

Company logo or name recognition with item and select print and digital media, commensurate with donation value
Listing in online silent auction catalog

SOLD OUT! Bar: $2,000

Multiple Available

Premium logo recognition near bar and in sponsor presentation
Premium logo recognition in all print and digital media

Floral: $1,000

Multiple Available

Premium company name recognition in sponsor presentation
Company name featured on table floral arrangements
Premium company name recognition in all print and digital media

Decor: $500

Multiple Available

Premium company name recognition in sponsor presentation
Company name featured on table floral arrangements
Premium company name recognition in all print and digital media

 


Thank you to our sponsors!

 

Queen of the Fleet Sponsors

 


Admiral Sponsors

                                
Contanda LLC
 

Enterprise Products

 

Houston Mooring Co. Inc.

Intercontinental Terminals Company




 


Commodore Sponsors

Associated Marine Services Inc.
BGE|Brown & Gay Engineers
Blades International
Briggs & Veselka Co.
Capstone Associated Services Ltd.
Cooper/ Ports America
Dannebaum Engineering Corporation
Excargo
Foss Maritime Company
Frost Bank
Hatch
Houston Terminal
Moran Shipping Agencies
Odfjell
Port of Antwerp
Schroder Marine Services, Inc.
TMT, Inc. & BMT, Inc.
Watco Companies
Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker


Captain Sponsors

Allegiance Bank
Atlas Marine Services, LLC
Bay-Houston Towing
BB&T Bank
Capital One Bank
Ceres Gulf
Clarksons Platou
Conoco Phillips
Contanda
Danner's Inc.
Genesis Marine
HDR, Inc.
Host Agency
LJA
L & R Midland
Marsh Wortham
Porter Hedges
Port of Galveston
Port Freeport
Port of Texas City
San Jacinto College
St. Pius X High School Foundation
Texana Waste Services
Texas Mooring
The Dow Chemical Company
TPC Group
West Gulf Maritime Association
Winstead


Event Underwriters

Photography

Valet

Bars

Mobile Bidding

Floral

Honoree Gift

Schroder Marine Services, Inc.

Decor

Bishop Stang High School
Houston Mooring

 


Silent Auction Sponsors

Premier Sponsors

Platinum Sponsors

Gold Sponsors

Alpha Mar Group
American Shooting Centers
Artisans Resturant
The Antiquarium
Garden Valley Golf Club
Houston Marriott South Hobby Airport
Houston Pilots
Intergulf Corporation
J. Diamond & Associates
Kinder Morgan Terminals
Nice Winery
Moody Gardens Hotel
Schroder Marine Services, LLC
Texas Motor Speedway
Texas State Railroad

Silver Sponsors

Amegy Bank
BlackHorse Golf Club
Blades International
Branwar Wines
David Haggard, The Wine Man
Excargo Services
Jeanne & Egnacio Cardona
Love Dance Houston
Nautical Antiques & Tropical Décor
PKF Texas
Suderman & Young Towing Company

Bronze Sponsors

Austin Steam Train
Avenida Brazil Churrascaria Steakhouse- Webster
Cafe' Don Pedro
Children's Museum of Houston
Chuy's
Cypress Valley Canopy Tours
ExxonMobil
Flat Creek Estate Winery & Vineyard
Galveston Historical Foundation
Houston Axe Throwing
Houston Urban Adventures
Howl at the Moon Houston
Kendra Scott- Baybrook Mall
Little Beakers Science Lab
Lost Oak Winery
Main Street Theatre
Marsh | Wortham
Mercury
Messina Hof Winery & Resort
NOMA: New Orleans Museum of Art
Panera Bread
Pleasant Hill Winery
Saint Arnold Brewing Company
Scarborough Renaissance Festival
Screams Halloween Theme Park
Splashtown USA-San Antonio
Steamboat Natchez Cruises
Tabasco
Tanks Paintball
Taste of Texas Restaurant
The Phoenix on Westheimer
Timber Creek Golf Club
Top Golf Baybrook
True Anomaly Brewing
Wonderwild
Whitewater Amphitheater
William Chris Vineyards

As of July 30th, 2019