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Thursday, May 28, 2020
May 2020 Port Bureau News – What's Inside? »
Captain's Corner – Sail Forth with Crew in Mind Port Watch – What Would Alice Think? Our Ace of A C...
Wednesday, May 27, 2020
Port 101 Webinar – Friday, May 29 »
Port Bureau president, Captain Bill Diehl, will lead an informative session on the port of Houston region and ways to beco...
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...

Member Updates
Friday, May 29, 2020
In the News: Workers Keeping Ports Safe »
The diligent efforts of the U.S. Coast Guard and local port officials in keeping workers safe and maritime commerce moving...
Wednesday, May 27, 2020
Deputy Sector Commander Captain Richard Howes Retires May 29 »
After 25 years in the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG), Deputy Sector Commander Captain Howes will retire on May 29, 2020, from Se...
Monday, May 25, 2020
Galveston Wharves, Corps Ink Agreement on Channel Deepening Project »
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) will complete engineering and design resulting in a set of plans and specifi...
Monday, May 25, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
APHIS to Implement Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Imports eFile Permits »
APHIS Plant Protection and Quarantine has announced that importers will be able to apply for and receive fresh fruit a...
Monday, May 25, 2020
Marlink Unveils Monitoring Tool for Increased IT Network Transparency »
TLINK enables shoreside teams or administrators to view the IT system status and availability, providing visibility on com...

Port Bureau News: May 2020
Thursday, May 28, 2020
Captain's Corner: Sail Forth with Crew in Mind »
At the Coast Guard Academy, we sailed a lot: FJ dinghies in the Thames River, 44’ sailboats in Long Island Sound, and the...
Thursday, May 28, 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...
Thursday, May 28, 2020
Our Ace of a Commander »
The term Ace was first used by French newspapers, describing a military pilot credited with shooting down five or more ene...
Thursday, May 28, 2020
Houston Waterborne Foreign Trade: First Quarter of 2020 »
By Christine Schlenker, GHPB Vice President Foreign waterborne trade through U.S. ports began feeling the pressures...
Thursday, May 28, 2020
May 2020 Port Bureau Updates »
Informative member news and industry updates published in the May 2020 edition of the  Port Bureau News  ...

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...

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