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Updates
Thursday, April 30, 2020
March/April 2020 Port Bureau News – What's Inside? »
Captain's Corner –  Apart But Not Alone Special Feature -  Q & A with the Port Bureau Port Watc...
Wednesday, April 29, 2020
2020 Port Bureau Membership Directory Deadline is May 1 »
 Don't miss your last chance to be included in the 2020 Port Bureau Membership Directory! There is still t...
Friday, April 24, 2020
Houston Ship Channel Expansion Reaches Major Milestone »
Houston, Texas – Thursday, Galveston District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) received a signed Chief of Engi...
Thursday, April 16, 2020
Watch Now: Investment and CARES Act discussion with Senator John Cornyn »
Senator John Cornyn and Tim Jeffcoat, SBA Houston District Director, joined the boards of the Port Bureau and the Economic...
Monday, March 30, 2020
Captain's Corner: What’s the Plan? »
What is the plan when your company has its first COVID-19 case? Most of our current conversations have revolved around ref...

Member Updates
Tuesday, May 19, 2020
Port Watch: What Would Alice Think? »
By Tom Marian,  Buffalo Marine Service, Inc.   “Would you tell me, please, which way I ought to go f...
Monday, May 18, 2020
Short Term Energy Outlook: May 2020 »
Forecast Highlights Global liquid fuels   Although all market outlooks are subject to many ris...
Friday, May 15, 2020
Fact Finding FMC Teams Identify Information Helpful to Mitigating COVID-19 Supply Chain Impacts »
Ocean carriers, marine terminal operators, and port authorities participating on Supply Chain Innovation Teams established...
Wednesday, May 13, 2020
Cornyn Announces Texas Priorities in Senate Water Infrastructure Bill »
WASHINGTON— U.S. Senator John Cornyn announced that the following Texas priorities he advocated for have been included i...
Tuesday, May 12, 2020
IMO Issues COVID-19 Guidance for PPE, Ship and Shore-Based Personnel Interactions »
Shipping is vital to the world supply chain. During the COVID-19 pandemic, it is crucial that all personnel involved are p...

Port Bureau News: March/April 2020
Thursday, April 30, 2020
Captain's Corner: Apart But Not Alone »
CAPT Bill Diehl, USCG (Ret.) P.E. GHPB President During every natural disaster or setback I’ve seen during my...
Thursday, April 30, 2020
Q & A with the Port Bureau »
Q: How can I find out what is happening in the port region and how can business be conducted on the docks safely? A...
Thursday, April 30, 2020
Port Watch: Let's Talk About Something Else »
By Tom Marian,  Buffalo Marine Service, Inc. The complete cessation of all that was normal. Churches shuttered f...
Thursday, April 30, 2020
The Coast Guard Has Spoken: Cyber Security is a Requirement for MTSA Facilities »
By Captain Dave Nichols,  ABS Group With the signing of  Navigation and Inspection Circular...
Thursday, April 30, 2020
Work Safe, Work Cyber Secure »
By  Marc  Ayala, aeSolutions The sudden onset of the nation’s shift to work remotely has kept...

Port Bureau News: February 2020
Monday, March 9, 2020
Captain's Corner: Uniting Through Technology »
By CAPT Bill Diehl, GHPB President Disney+ is an online streaming service that launched last November to over 10...
Monday, March 9, 2020
Port Watch: America’s Levant »
By Tom Marian,   Buffalo Marine Service, Inc. Dating back to the Bronze age, the ports of the eastern Med...
Monday, March 9, 2020
Drones in Maritime Inspection: A Time-Saving, Cost-Effective Tool »
By Sharon Reynolds,  MFE Rentals The implementation of drones during shipping inspections is becoming essential...
Monday, March 9, 2020
Combating Non-compliant Dunnage from Maritime Cargo at US Ports »
During a vessel discharge last summer, a Customs and Border Protection (CBP) inspector and the U. S. Department of Agri...
Monday, March 9, 2020
February 2020 Commerce Club »
Hidalgo Outlines Harris County Community Progress, 2020 Goals Sold Out! That was the sign posted at the door of the F...

Port Bureau News: Dec. '19/Jan. '20
Monday, February 3, 2020
Port Watch: The Old College Try »
By Tom Marian, Buffalo Marine Service, Inc. Over a century ago, the manager of the New York Giants – John McGraw –...
Monday, February 3, 2020
Captain's Corner: The Fault Is Not In Our Stars »
Pushing back against “how things are” is, perhaps, one of the greatest challenges we face in life. Shakespeare’s eloquent...
Monday, February 3, 2020
Letter From The Chairman »
We face several challenges as we begin a new decade in Houston’s maritime community, and how we respond has the potential...
Monday, February 3, 2020
ABS: Industry-Leading Study of $246M of Injury Claims Offers New Shipping Safety Insight »
ABS, the American Club, and Lamar University are calling on industry to advance the cause of safety at sea with more compr...
Monday, February 3, 2020
2019 Year In Review »
2019, our 90th year of business, proved to be a rewarding year for the Greater Houston Port Bureau. It was not without its...

Port Bureau News: November 2019
Thursday, December 12, 2019
Captain's Corner: We Can Change The Future »
By CAPT Bill Diehl, GHPB President It’s holiday movie time, and a personal favorite of mine is “A Christmas Carol”....
Thursday, December 12, 2019
Port Watch: A Thankful Bounty »
  By  Tom Marian, Buffalo Marine Service, Inc. On November 25, 1783, the youngest and most free nation...
Thursday, December 12, 2019
Railroad Reconsidering Local Strategy »
By Patrick Maher, Gulf Winds International, Inc. Railroad Stops Serving Barbours Cut Earlier this spring, U...
Thursday, December 12, 2019
Houston Ship Channel Security District Displays Top-Notch Protection Protocols at Annual Luncheon »
Houston Ship Channel Security District Chairman Gary Scheibe kicks off the luncheon.   The Houston Ship...
Thursday, December 12, 2019
11th Annual Captain’s Cup Golf Tournament »
Team Services Wins the Cup BraeBurn Country Club was the hot spot for avid golfers at the Ports Bureau’s 11th Annual...

Port Bureau News: October 2019
Monday, November 4, 2019
Captain's Corner: Pinball Wizard »
By CAPT Bill Diehl, GHPB President Last month, I made my yearly trip to take part in the Marine Exchange of North A...
Monday, November 4, 2019
Port Watch: Fall Ball Trumps Fall Stall »
By  Tom Marian, Buffalo Marine Service, Inc. Cooler temps, shorter days and fall baseball punctuates the...
Monday, November 4, 2019
Top Quartile Terminal Performance »
By Joe Nassif, Director, Terminal Industry Programs, Emerson Leveraging Digital Technologies to Improve Effici...
Monday, November 4, 2019
Looking Back: 1929-2019 »
Championing Houston’s Maritime Community By Judith Schultz, GHPB From day one, the Greater Houston Port B...
Monday, November 4, 2019
MOL Group Successfully Develops Car Carrier Allocation/Loading Plan with AI Technology »
Two Flexie series car carrier vessels in berth for cargo handling operations. Photo courtesy of MOL.  ...

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