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Port Bureau News: February 2020
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.  ...

Port Bureau News: September 2019
Tuesday, October 8, 2019
Captain's Corner: Life Sports »
By CAPT Bill Diehl, GHPB President Growing up my parents were big on teaching us life sports – sports that we could...
Tuesday, October 8, 2019
Port Watch – Cramming 100 Years Into Two »
By Tom Marian, Buffalo Marine Service, Inc . Two years ago, Hurricane Harvey brought maritime commerce to its knees...
Tuesday, October 8, 2019
FSO Cyber Security Training: The Time is Now »
By CAPT David Nichols, USCG (Ret.), ABS Group When the U.S. Coast Guard published Draft Navigation and Inspection...
Tuesday, October 8, 2019
Looking Back: 1980 to Y2K »
The Port Bureau Embraces the Information Age; Launches the Marine Exchange By Judith Schultz, GHPB The advanc...
Tuesday, October 8, 2019
September Commerce Club »
Deeper, Wider Ship Channel for Safety, Prosperity “Looking Ahead at the Houston Ship Channel” was the timely topi...

Port Bureau News: August 2019
Thursday, September 5, 2019
Fortune Favors the Bold »
We just wrapped up our 90th Annual Maritime Dinner this past weekend – and it was a tremendous event! The Grand Ballroom o...
Thursday, September 5, 2019
Hot Dogs and Ice Cream »
By Tom Marian, Buffalo Marine Service, Inc . July in Texas marks vacations, triple-digit heat and toiling air condit...
Thursday, September 5, 2019
2019 Maritime Dinner Lauds Jim Black for Long-Standing Dedication to Maritime Community »
From ship to shore, Houston’s maritime community gathered at the Bayou City Event Center to honor the contributions of J...
Thursday, September 5, 2019
Admiralty & Maritime Law »
The Greater Houston Port Bureau is pleased to present an excerpt from “Unseaworthiness in the Age of Cyberattacks”, a priz...
Thursday, September 5, 2019
Looking Back: 1960 to 1980 »
By Judith Schultz, GHPB Protecting the Tariff Turf By 1960, the focus of the Greater Houston Port Bu...

Port Bureau News: July 2019
Thursday, July 25, 2019
The Plan is The Plan »
July is proving to be an exciting month for the Diehl family as we are preparing for our daughter’s wedding, which will ta...
Thursday, July 25, 2019
Port Watch: Midsummer Wane »
Summer’s grip on the setting sun loosens as the post-solstice shortening of days arrives. Not even the heavy tropical air...
Thursday, July 25, 2019
2017 Hurricane Season Resiliency Findings Presented at National Harbor Safety Committee Conference »
Joshua Murphy, from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration representing the Marine Transportation System Resi...
Thursday, July 25, 2019
Landside Logistics: Key to the Gulf Advantage »
By Patrick Maher, Gulf Winds International, Inc. Drive around Houston today and you will see new construction of wa...
Thursday, July 25, 2019
EPA, Coast Guard Work to Deliver New Ballast Water Standards Under VIDA »
Last December, President Donald Trump signed the Frank LoBiondo Coast Guard Authorization Act of 2018. An important compon...

Port Bureau News: June 2019
Tuesday, July 9, 2019
Captain's Corner: 10 Great Years »
By CAPT Bill Diehl, GHPB President   June 18 marked ten years since I retired from the Coast Guard. At the t...
Tuesday, July 9, 2019
Port Watch: Catching Up »
By Tom Marian, Buffalo Marine Service, Inc . Perhaps one of the more exciting events in track and field is the 4 X 4...
Tuesday, July 9, 2019
Looking Back: 1947-1960 »
A Peek into the Postbellum Years of the Greater Houston Port Bureau By Judith Schultz, GHPB As the end of World...
Tuesday, July 9, 2019
IMO Issues Additional Guidance for Sulphur 2020 Implementation »
The International Maritime Organization (IMO), the United Nations specialized agency with responsibility for the safety...

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