Who We Are

Vision Statement

Companies working together to improve our port region.

Mission Statement

To promote cooperation and efficiency within the maritime community through vessel information, port information, networking, and advocacy.

About the Port Bureau

Founded in 1929 as the result of diverse public and semi-public agencies interested in furthering the development of the Port of Houston, the Port Bureau is a member driven, non-profit trade organization dedicated to the success of the port region.

With over 220 member companies and under the leadership of a board of directors comprised of executives from leading companies in and affiliated with the local maritime industry, the Port Bureau partners with members for cooperation and collaboration to advance the port region for the benefit of all.

The Port Bureau works to further the dialogue on the top issues impacting industry today, such as the Houston Ship Channel Expansion (Project 11) and optimizing chemical tanker scheduling. We collectively champion the value of the maritime industry to public officials and the community at large

Leaders, professionals, and public officials from the maritime community make new connections and gain business insights at our Commerce Club series of educational luncheons, our informative Port 101 sessions, and at our Annual Maritime Dinner.

Because the Port Bureau operates as the Marine Exchange of the West Gulf, members can access a variety of resources providing valuable data and analysis for doing business along our waterway, including detailed vessel movement information for Texas deepdraft ports and more.

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