Honoring the 2018 Maritime Company of the Year: Shell Oil Company

Shell Oil Company

The Port Bureau is pleased to announce that Shell Oil Company (“Shell”) has been named the 2018 Maritime Company of the Year and will be honored at the Port Bureau’s Annual Maritime Dinner on August 18, 2018. The Port Bureau Board of Directors named Shell as the 2018 honoree because of Shell’s exceptional record of support of the Houston maritime community for nearly a century, and more particularly, its drive toward improving shipping in the port of Houston and globally.

Since 1929, when Shell Oil Company became the first manufacturer to call Deer Park home, Shell has paved the way for economic prosperity along the Houston Ship Channel. The port efficiency projects, underway in Port Bureau board member Captain Tim Downs’ Shipping and Maritime team, demonstrate Shell’s commitment to being a leader in data-informed shipping. Supporting education by helping develop San Jacinto College’s Center for Petrochemical, Energy, and Technology and introducing the Shell Leadership Weekend for students at Texas A&M Galveston; supporting the environment and community through sponsorship for Bike Around the Bay; and championing Shell’s Rise & Rebuild campaign in support of Hurricane Harvey recovery are only a few examples showing how Shell is an integral part of the community.

“Shell’s dedication to the wider community, education, and planning for the future make Shell a community leader we are excited to celebrate,” 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. Current Queen of the Fleet table sponsors are Enterprise Products Partners L.P., ExxonMobil, Kirby Corporation, Port Houston, and Shell Oil Company.

Founded in 1929, the Port Bureau is a member-driven, non-profit trade organization dedicated to promoting the maritime industry. The Annual Maritime Dinner is attended by over 700 maritime, transportation, and industry professionals and their guests to recognize individuals and companies that have exhibited outstanding leadership and support in the port region. Recent honorees have included Port Houston Commission Chairman Janiece Longoria; Patrick J. Studdert, president & CEO of Buffalo Marine Service, Inc.; ExxonMobil (accepted by Neil Chapman, president, ExxonMobil Chemical Company); and Harris County Judge Ed Emmett.

Event Information:

Saturday, August 18, 2018
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


Past Annual Maritime Dinner


 Sponsorship Opportunities

The Greater Houston Port Bureau’s Annual Maritime Dinner is one of the largest maritime business formal events in the United States. Showcase your company in front of over 750 guests, including executives with leading maritime, energy, and logistics companies in the Gulf region. During the eight-month campaign period, advertising materials are distributed to over 6,000 professionals each month.

Attendees are treated to an elegant night filled with complimentary perks, including free valet or self-parking, open bar during the cocktail reception, professional photography, and wine service during the gourmet dinner. The cocktail reception features a silent auction and luxury raffle.

Table, event, and silent auction underwriting opportunities are available to increase your brand exposure and create a memorable night for our guests and colleagues.

The Greater Houston Port Bureau is a 501(c)6 non-profit trade association. Dinner proceeds benefit in part the Port Bureau’s regional maritime advocacy efforts.

 

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

 

Reserve your table online now.

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

 

Reserve your table online now.

 

 

COMMODORE $3,000

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

 

Reserve your table online now.

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

 

Reserve your table online now.

Tables at the event are arranged in order of sponsorship level and registration date, so sign up soon for the best seats!
Reserve your table online now, or call (713) 678-4300 or email dinner-info@txgulf.org to learn more.

 


 

Queen of the Fleet Sponsors

Enterprise Products Partners


Port Houston Logo


 


 

 

Admiral Sponsors

 

Intercontinental Terminals Company
Port Houston Logo

 

 


Commodore Sponsors

Briggs & Veselka Co.
Excargo Services
HUB International
Schroder Marine Services, Inc.
Suderman & Young Towing Co.


Captain Sponsors

Blades International
Gulf Stream Marine
Port Freeport
Port of Galveston 

 


Event Underwriters

Photography

As of February 13, 2018