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Thursday, July 30, 2020
Schröder Marine Services, Fracht USA Team Up to Provide Goods to Seafarers Visiting Houston »
Fracht USA and Schröder Marine Services, Inc ., are teaming up with the  Houston International Seafarer’s Center (...
Thursday, July 30, 2020
Pulido Transport Completes Conversion to Samara Fleet Management Software »
Pulido Transport has announced the company has successfully completed conversion of its entire fleet to Samsara, an all-i...
Wednesday, July 29, 2020
U.S. Energy Consumption Fell to its Lowest Level in More Than 30 Years in April 2020 »
According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration’s (EIA) most rec...
Wednesday, July 29, 2020
IMO: Digitalization of Shipping More Important Than Ever »
Digitalization, big data, and new technologies such as artificial intelligence are key in enabling the post-COVI...
Wednesday, July 29, 2020
HDR Solidifies Place Among Top Environmental Firms »
No. 4 in Environmental Science and No. 9 Overall Among Environmental Firms HDR just broke into an upper tier of...
Tuesday, July 28, 2020
22 Port Bureau Member Companies Named to Chronicle 100 List »
The Houston Chronicle published its Chronicle 100 List on Sunday, July 26, highlighting Houston’s top-performing public an...
Tuesday, July 28, 2020
President Trump Nominates Mark Christie, Allison Clements to FERC »
President Trump nominated Mark C. Christie and Allison Clements on July 27 as members of the Federal Energy Regulatory Co...
Thursday, July 23, 2020
Intercontinental Terminals Company Names Kevin Oditt as Chief Compliance Officer »
Intercontinental Terminals Company (ITC) has welcomed Captain Kevin Oditt, USCG (Ret.),  as Chief Compliance...
Thursday, July 23, 2020
Houston Pilots Add Helicopter Transport Exercises to 2020 Hurricane Season Prep »
When a major storm is headed to the port region, the Houston Pilots (“Pilots”) frequently rely on helicopter transport f...
Thursday, July 23, 2020
Monjasa Enhances Delivery Capacity in Houston »
Monjasa , a global top 10 marine fuel supplier,  has time chartered an additional barge to support its operations in...
Tuesday, July 21, 2020
Enterprise Co-Loads Export Vessels at Houston Ship Channel Terminals in Industry First »
Enterprise successfully loads multiple cargoes on the vessel Future Diamond . Photo courtesy of Enterprise Freeport....
Monday, July 20, 2020
Chevron Announces Agreement to Acquire Noble Energy »
Chevron Refinery in Pasadena, Texas. Photo courtesy of Chevron.   Chevron Corporation has announced...
Friday, July 17, 2020
CEQ Issues Proposed Rule to Modernize its NEPA Regulations »
First proposal in over 40 years to significantly update the regulations   The Council on Environmental Qua...
Thursday, July 16, 2020
WRDA 2020 Voted Favorably Out of Committee; Heads to House Floor for a Vote »
The House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure voted the Water Resources Development Act of 2020 (WRDA 2020)...
Tuesday, July 14, 2020
Galveston Wharves Awarded $3.75 Million Grant »
Galveston Wharves has been awarded a $3.75 million state grant for a new internal roadway to improve port access and traf...
Tuesday, July 14, 2020
Suderman & Young Tug Mazu Featured in American Tugboat Review 2020 »
Port Bureau member company, Suderman & Young Towing, was highlighted in Professional Mariner magazine's annual America...
Tuesday, July 14, 2020
Committee Leaders Introduce Bipartisan Water Resources Development Act of 2020 »
This legislation is critical to the nation’s ports, inland waterways, locks, dams, flood protection, ecosystem restoration...
Monday, July 13, 2020
Maritime Transportation System Emergency Relief Act Introduced by Chairs DeFazio, Maloney »
The Chair of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Peter DeFazio (D-OR) and Chair of the...
Tuesday, July 7, 2020
EIA Short Term Energy Outlook: July 2020 »
         Forecast Highlights The July  Short-Term Energy Ou...
Monday, July 6, 2020
BW Terminals and Contanda Unveil New Post Merger Corporate Brand: BWC Terminals »
BWC Terminals today announced the completion of the merger of U.S.-based liquid storage terminal providers BW Terminals,...
Wednesday, July 1, 2020
Texas Manufacturing Regains Footing After Epic Decline »
Texas factory activity rebounded strongly in June, according to business executives responding to the Texas Manufacturing...
Tuesday, June 30, 2020
Enterprise Enters Into Long-Term Agreement for PDH 2 Facility »
Enterprise Products Partners L.P. (NYSE:EPD) announced on June 30 that one of its affiliates has executed a long-term agr...
Friday, June 26, 2020
UN Bodies Urge Facilitating Crew Changes, ‘Key Worker’ Designation »
  The world’s reliance on maritime transport makes it more important than ever to keep ships moving, ports open a...
Friday, June 26, 2020
U.S. Department of Transportation Issues Final Rule for Safe Transportation of LNG by Rail Tank Car »
The U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) and the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA),...
Friday, June 26, 2020
Chevron Enters Gulf Coast Offshore MGO Bunker Market »
Photo courtesy of Chevron .   Chevron has announced their entry to the Gulf Coast Offshore MGO bunker mar...
Friday, June 26, 2020
LyondellBasell Named Responsible Care® Company of the Year by the American Chemistry Council »
In recognition of its innovative practices and leadership in the areas of environmental, health, safety and security, L...
Friday, June 26, 2020
Governor Appoints Bruce Oakley, Randy Wilson to Pilot Commissioners Board »
Governor Greg Abbott has appointed Bruce Oakley and Randy Wilson to the Board of Pilot Commissioners for Harris County Por...
Friday, June 26, 2020
Port Houston Awarded Nearly $80 Million INFRA Grant »
Port Houston will receive nearly $80 million toward its efforts to restore and improve wharf and yard space at its Barbou...
Friday, June 26, 2020
Wallenius Wilhelmsen Makes First Call to Port Freeport »
Wallenius Wilhelmsen makes first call to Port Freeport. Photo courtesy of Port Freeport.   Wallen...
Friday, June 26, 2020
Port Houston Announces New Representative for Central, South America »
Moacyr Pedro of São Paulo, Brazil, has joined the Port Houston team to lead business development efforts in Central and So...
Friday, June 26, 2020
Enterprise Ramps Up Ethylene Exports; Commissions Ethylene Storage and Pipeline System »
Enterprise Products Partners L.P. (NYSE:EPD) recently announced that the company’s ethylene export terminal at Morgan’s P...
Thursday, June 18, 2020
American Chemistry Council Supports Plastics Waste Reduction and Recycling Act »
The U.S. House of Representatives introduced the  Plastics Waste Reduction and Recycling Act   (HR 7228) on...
Wednesday, June 10, 2020
In The News: Shell CEO Optimistic for LNG Market Recovery »
Ben van Beurden, Royal Dutch Shell CEO, says he expects the LNG market to recover to levels prior to the pandemic in an...
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...

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