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Press Releases
Thursday, June 4, 2020
Houston Trial of PortXchange Launches June 8 »
The Greater Houston Port Bureau (Port Bureau) and PortXchange (PXP) are launching the Houston trial of the PXP por...

Thursday, July 23, 2020
July 2020 Port Bureau News – What's Inside? »
Captain's Corner  – D éjà Vu Port Watch  – Know the Why Education – Internships Benefit Student...
Wednesday, July 22, 2020
MSIB 22-20 Weather Preparations Advisory »
Captain J. E. Smith, Sector Houston-Galveston, U.S. Coast Guard, has issued Marine Safety Information Bulletin 22-20 for H...
Tuesday, July 14, 2020
Watch Now: July 2020 Commerce Club with Congresswoman Fletcher »
Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) joined Port Bureau President CAPT Bill Diehl for a discussion about infrastructure a...
Friday, June 26, 2020
June 2020 Port Bureau News – What's Inside? »
  Captain's Corner  – A Rising Sun Port Watch  –  Je Me Souviens Spotlight  – Co...
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...

Member Updates
Tuesday, August 11, 2020
South Port Connector Road Construction Begins at Port of Brownsville »
Construction for the South Port Connector Road began on August 10, 2020, a critical project aimed at improving urban traff...
Tuesday, August 11, 2020
Texas A&M Maritime Academy Stands Ready to Accept New 525-foot Training Ship »
Illustration of a "National Security Multi-Mission Vessel". Photo courtesy of U.S. Department of Transportation Maritime A...
Tuesday, August 11, 2020
EIA Short Term Energy Outlook: August 2020 »
Forecast Highlights The August Short-Term Energy Outlook (STEO) remains subject to heightened levels of uncertainty...
Tuesday, August 11, 2020
Scott Theriot Named President & CEO at Southwest Shipyard »
Southwest Shipyard L.P. has announced that the company' s board of directors has appointed Scott Theriot as president...
Wednesday, August 5, 2020
Railroad Commission Take Major Step to Address Oil and Gas Flaring »
Railroad Commission of Texas ("RCC") commissioners voted on August 4 to approve draft changes to the  Application fo...

Port Bureau News: July 2020
Thursday, July 23, 2020
Captain's Corner: Déjà Vu »
Annette and I have had the pleasure of welcoming our newest family member, our granddaughter Avery, into our home for her...
Thursday, July 23, 2020
Port Watch: Know the Why »
By Tom Marian, Buffalo Marine Service, Inc. A routed light field artillery officer intent on rede...
Thursday, July 23, 2020
Internships Benefit Students, Companies in Maritime Workforce Development »
“ A society grows great when old men plant trees whose shade they know they shall never sit in.” – Socrates, 300 B.C.E...
Thursday, July 23, 2020
Buffalo Marine Leads the Way in Barge/Bunkering Service »
From Corpus Christi, Texas to Mobile, Alabama, the distinctive “Buffalo blue” and white tow and tank barge vessels from B...
Thursday, July 23, 2020
Port of the Future: Collaboration and Innovative Solutions are Keys in a Changing World »
By Karrie Trauth, General Manager, Shipping & Maritime Americas, Shell Trading (US) Company and Travis Sheehan, North...

Port Bureau News: June 2020
Friday, June 26, 2020
Captain's Corner: A Rising Sun »
While President George Washington presided over the Constitutional Convention in 1787, he used a chair carved with a sun o...
Friday, June 26, 2020
Port Watch: Je Me Souviens »
By Tom Marian, Buffalo Marine Service, Inc. It can never compare to the sylvan shores of Chesapeake Bay; or, to...
Friday, June 26, 2020
Cooper/Ports America Delivers Customers a Deluxe Suite of Maritime, Transportation Services »
Cooper/Ports America (C/PA), a joint venture between Cooper/T. Smith and Ports America, acquired with Shippers Stevedoring...
Friday, June 26, 2020
Coast Guard, Local Officials Urge Preparation for 2020 Hurricane Season »
Photo courtesy of the NESDIS-NOAA.   Hurricane season began June 1, and early indicators from the N...
Friday, June 26, 2020
Captain Jason E. Smith Assumes Duties of Commander, USCG Sector Houston-Galveston »
Captain Jason Smith assumed the duties of Commander, Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston on June 12, 2020, at a change-of...

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...

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