Maritime Community Press Releases

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September 16, 2015 - Inchcape Shipping Services Wins New Asia-Pacific Contract with Cheniere

Inchcape Shipping Services has won a new hub energy contract for the Asia-Pacific with LNG energy giant, Cheniere Energy. Read on...

September 2, 2015 - Port of Brownsville Foreign Trade Zone Continues to Rank High Nationally - Brownsville, TX

The U.S. Foreign Trade Zone Board has ranked the Port of Brownsville third in the nation for the volume of goods exported in 2014. Get details...

September 1, 2015 -Charley Hollimon of Wortham Insurance Honored on '40 Under 40'List by Business Insurance Magazine - Houston,TX

Business Insurance magazine has named Charley Hollimon, Managing Director of the San Antonio office of Wortham Insurance, as one of their 2015 honorees of '40 Under 40' movers and shakers. Read more...

August 25, 2015 - Greater Houston Port Bureau - Houston, TX

The Greater Houston Port Bureau welcomed nearly 800 guests from the maritime, transportation, and petrochemical sectors of the ocean-going industry to honor ExxonMobil as the Maritime Company of the Year at its 86th Annual Maritime Dinner. Read more...

August 24, 2015 - USACE Galveston to Host 92nd Coastal Engineering Research Board Meeting

The 92nd Coastal Engineering Research Board meeting will be hosted by the U.S. Army Corps of Engeineers, Galveston District, at their headquarters in Galveston on September 1-3.Learn more...

August 19, 2015 - Port of Galveston Receives Prestigious Quest for Quality Award - Galveston, TX

The Port of Galveston has been awardeda Logistics Management 2015 Quest for Quality Award. Read the story...

August 2015 - Blank Rome LLP - U.S. Coast Guard Marine Casualty Reporting Publication

Blank Rome has a released the publication, "U.S. Coast Guard Marine Casualty Reporting Guidance Finalized", to update readers on select developments regarding the guidelines released by the USCG on July 21, 2015.. Read the publication...

August 24, 2015 - Cargill on Fortune's List of Companies that are "Changing the World"

Cargill has been listed on Fortune's first "Change the World" list, recognizing the top 51 companies making a sizable impact on global social or environmental problems. Read the highlights...

August 16, 2015 - Port Commission Chairman Janiece Longoria Featured on Fox 26

Port of Houston Comission Chairman Janiece Longoria was recently interviewed by Fox 26 in a story highlighting the Port of Houston. Get details...

August 13, 2015 - ABS Drives Game-Changing Technology Through Academic Research

ABS revealed significant advances in technology at its recent University Partnership Symposium in Houston. Learn more...

August 10, 2015 - Kinder Morgan Expands Tanker Fleet

Kinder Morgan, Inc. is expanding its growing fleet of Jones Act product tankers. Read more...

August 10, 2015 - LyondellBasell Announces Definitive Agreement to Acquire SJS Plastiblends

LyondellBassell has entered into a definitive acgreement for the acquisition of SJS Plastiblends Pvt. Ltd, a polypropylene compounds manufacturer. Read the details...

August 5, 2015 - Gas Innovations Leads Charge on Rapidly Emerging Refrigerant Market Growth

To support burgeoning hydrocarbon refrigerant markets, Gas Innovations has expanded its capability to supply refrigerant gases to LNG and FLNG liquefaction plants worldwide.. Read more...

July 7, 2015 - AllTrans Port Trucking Wins National Safety Award - South Sioux City, NE

AllTrans Port Trucking, Inc. was presented with a Platinum award for a second time by the Great West Casualty Company as part of the 2014 National Safety Awards Program. Read the story...

June 29, 2015 - Magellan Midstream and LBC Tank Terminals Form 50/50 Joint Venture - Tulsa, OK

Magellan Midstream Partners and LBC Tank Terminals announced on June 29, 2015 that they have formed a 50/50 limited liability company, Seabrook Logistics LLC. Read on...

June 29, 2015 - Argosy Transportation Group Managing Cedar Bayou Dock - Houston, TX

Argosy Transportation Group announced today their exclusive agreement to manage Cedar Bayou Barge Dock, located north of Baytown on State Highway 146 and Cedar Bayou. The 4.5 acres of land is secured for short and long term cargo storage, provides direct deep water access for Roll on – Roll off (Ro-Ro) operations. Get details...

June 24, 2015 - Gardere Lobbying Team Earns Top Ranking on Texas Lawyer Lobbying Scoreboard - Austin, TX

The Government Affairs Practice Group at Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP has topped the Texas Lawyer Lobbying Scorecard.Read the story...

June 23, 2015 - FMC Takes Action on Several Regulatory Matters - Washington, DC

The Federal Maritime Commission voted at its meeting on Wednesday, June 24, 2015, to take several actions including release of a staff report on U.S. port congestion. Get details...

UPDATED June 17, 2015 - Port Coordination Team - Tropical Storm Bill Updates - Houston, TX

Please read for updates from Sector Houston-Galveston Port Coordination Team regarding maritime transportation system recovery efforts following Tropical Storm Bill. Learn more...

June 16, 2015 - Carnival Breeze to Launch Year-Round Service from Galveston - Galveston,TX

The Port of Galveston announced that the Carnival Breeze will begin a Galveston-based cruise program on Ma 8, 2016.Read on...

June 9, 2015 - Houston Pilots Look Forward to Reviewing NTSB Findings Into 2014 Barge-Ship Collision - Houston, TX

The Houston Pilots begin to review the National Transportation Safety Board's findings and recommendations concerning the March 22, 2014 barge-ship collision. Read the story...

June 9, 2015 - U.S. Energy Information Administration - June Short-Term Energy Outlook

The U.S. Eneregy Information Administration has released their June 2015 Short Term Energy Outlook. Read the highlights...

June 5, 2015 - Congressional Leaders on Port Matters visit Port of Houston - Houston, TX

The Port of Houston Authority facilitated an important visit and tour of the Port of Houston on Friday, June 5. Read on...

June 1, 2015 - Alaska LNG Project LLC Receives Conditional Authorization to Export LNG to Non-Free Trade Agreement Countries - Anchorage, AK

The U.S. Department of Energy has conditionally authorized the Alaska LNG Project LLC to export LNG to NTA countries.Get details...

June 1, 2015 - Colliers International Becomes an Independent Public Company - Toronto and Seattle

Colliers International Group and FirstService Corporation have announced the completion of their separation into two independent, publicly traded companies. Read more...

June 1, 2015 - Argosy Transportation Group Named North American Agent for Coli - Houston, TX

Argosy Transportation Group has been appointed as Coli's sole commercial shipping agent in North America. Get details...

May 28, 2015 - LyondellBasell's Todd Monette Featured Speaker at North Shore Rotary Club - Houston, TX

Todd Monette, plant manager at the LyondellBasell Channelview refinery, was the guest speaker at the North Shore Rotary Club luncheon recently, discussing LyondellBasell's Channelview Complex and his work with the East Harris County Manufacturers Association. Read the story...

May 7, 2015 - GLASS Project Continues Preparation for Space Station Research - Houston, TX

JAMSS America, Inc. and its Global AIS on Space Station team are gearing up for a journey to the International Space Station, anticipated for launch at the end of this year. The GLASS team has recently completed installation of its operations control center and is meeting with industry leaders to share the far-reaching benefits that are expected to be garnered on this technical demonstration. Learn more...

May 5, 2015 - The Schools are Out – Operators Urged to Guard Ship Engines from Fish - Houston, TX

A small fish is causing big trouble in the Houston Ship Channel. Although the mental image may bring a smile, ship engine losses have been reported almost daily by the Houston Pilots. The Pilots are urging operators toward extra planning and attention to keep commerce flowing safely and efficiently on Houston’s maritime highway. Learn more...

April 24, 2015 - EPA Administrator Visits Port of Houston Authority to Make Formal Announcement - Houston, TX

Gina McCarthy, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator, formally announced the Port Authority's award of a second grant for improving air quality on April 23, 2015 during a visit to the Port of Houston. Get details ...

April 7, 2015 - Texas Secretary of State Carlos Cascos Begins Statewide "Down to Business" Tour at Bayport Terminal - Houston, TX

Bayport Container Terminal was the first stop in a statewide introductory tour by Texas Secretary of State Carols Cascos and his staff. Learn more ...

March 15, 2015 - Worth Insurance Celebrates Centennial Year With Buffalo Bayou Park Donation - Houston, TX

Wortham Insurance, with support from leading insurance carriers, is marking Wortham's centennial with a $750,000 gift to the Buffalo Bayou Partnership for Buffalo Bayou Park. Read the full story ...

March 10, 2015 - Brown & Gay Engineers, Inc. Names Lawrence Waldron Director of Industrial Development - Houston, TX

BGE recently named Lawrence Waldron Director of Industrial Development. Read More ...

March 10, 2015 - CAPT Brian Penoyer Updates Ship Collision - Houston, TX

Audio of CAPT Brian Penoyer 3/9/15 ship channel collision press conference. Get Details ...

February 25, 2015 - PHA is Ready for Increased Demand - Houston, TX

The Port of Houston Authority is ready to provide cost-efficient and consistent solutions to cargo owners and logistics companies. Read more ...

February 19, 2015 - Blank Rome Wins Lloyd's List 2015 Maritime Legal Services Award - Houston, TX

Blank Rome was recognized as the winner of the Lloyd's List 2015 North American Maritime Awards for "Maritime Services - Legal" on February 18. Get Details ...

February 9, 2015 - Kinder Morgan to Purchase Three Terminals and One Undeveloped Site from Vopak - Houston, TX

Kinder Morgan announced on February 9, 2015 that it will purchase three terminals and one undeveloped site from Royal Vopak for approximately $158 million. Read the full story ...

February 2, 2015 - BB&T Receives Approal for Texas Branch Acquisition - Winston-Salem, N.C.

BB&T Corporation announced on February 2, 2015 it had received regulatory approval from the FDIC and the North Carolina Office of the Commissioner of Banks to acquire 41 Citibank branches in Texas. Read more ...

January 22, 2015 - Watco Terminal & Port Services - Pittsburg, KS

Watco Companies, LLC (Watco), has reached a definitive agreement with Kinder Morgan Terminals (KMT) to purchase 31 Terminal operations in the U.S. that span from Stockton, California, to Brooklyn, New York. Get details ...

January 8, 2015 - Greater Houston Port Bureau - Houston, TX

The Greater Houston Port Bureau (“Port Bureau”) will recognize ExxonMobil’s exemplary contributions to the Port of Houston and the surrounding region at the Port Bureau’s 86th Annual Maritime Dinner on August 22, 2015, at the Bayou City Event Center. Learn more...

December 31, 2014 - Wortham Insurance and Risk Management - Houston, TX

Greater Houston Port Bureau Elects Charles Flournoy as Chairman. Get details ...

December 8, 2014 - Kinder Morgan and SK E&S LNG - Houston, TX

Kinder Morgan and SK E&S LNG LLC have entered into a long-term intrastate transportation agreement and lateral development project. Get details ...

November 1, 2014 - BBC Chartering and Manchester Terminal - Houston, TX

BBC Chartering has named Manchester Terminal as their new dedicated hub in North America. Read more...

October 20, 2014 - LNG America and Buffalo Marine Services - Houston, TX

LNG America announces an agreement with Buffalo Marine Service, Inc. (Buffalo Marine) to cooperate on the design of an LNG bunker fuel network for the U.S. Gulf Coast region. Learn more...

October 13, 2014 - Watco Terminal and Port Services - Houston, TX

Watco Terminal and Port Services and Great Northern Project Development, L. P. (“GNPD”) announce that ground breaking has commenced for the development of the South Heart Rail Terminal, “SHRT”. SHRT is a multi-purpose rail transload terminal and railcar maintenance shop near South Heart, North Dakota, and will serve the energy industry and its service providers in the Bakken, Three Forks, Tyler and emerging oil and gas formations. Learn more...

October 10, 2014 - Greater Houston Port Bureau - Houston, TX

The Greater Houston Port Bureau teamed up with the Greater Houston Coffee Association (GHCA) for the GHCA Annual Luncheon and October Port Bureau Commerce Club. The sold-outevent featured speaker Philip Blaber, Commercial Director of Soluble Coffee, from Ecom Agroindustrial Corp. Ltd. Learn more...

October 10, 2014 - McCarthy - Houston, TX

The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), in conjunction with the Green Building Certification Institute, recently named McCarthy VP Quality and Sustainability Chad Dorgan a 2014 LEED Fellow. Learn more...

September 30, 2014 - JAMSS America, Inc. Wins Research Grant - Houston, TX

Through a recent grant to JAMSS America, Inc. (JAI), the International Space Station (ISS) U.S. National Laboratory will serve as a technology testbed for studying and improving maritime operations conducted on earth. The grant was awarded by The Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS), an organization selected by NASA to maximize use of the space station. Learn more...

September 30, 2014 - 103rd AAPA Annual Convention - Houston, TX

The Port of Houston Authority is proud to host the 103rd American Association of Port Authorities Annual Convention November 9-13, 2014. Read more for registration and sponsorship information...

September 9, 2014 - Foreign Trade Zone Conference - Houston, TX

The Port of Houston Authority is offering a free conference Thursday, September 25th, at the Hotel Derek. This conference will speak on all the ways the Foreign Trade Zone program can save companies money through tariff relief, tax abatements and less Customs paperwork among other benefits. Advanced registration is requested. Read more and RSVP...

September 5, 2014 - Shell Shipping - Houston, TX

Shell announced it has signed a contract for the charter of two new build LNG (Liquefied Natural Gas) powered tank barges. Read more...

August 28, 2014 - 2014 Gulf Coast Natural Gas Conference - Houston, TX

On September 16, 2014, from 9 am to 3 pm, the Greater Houston Natural Gas Vehicle Alliance will host a natural gas fueling conference over topics including: updates on the natural gas industry, CNG/LNG, filling stations, grant funding, and more. Admission is free for fleet owners, managers, and operators. The keynote speaker will be Port Commission Chairman Janiece Longoria. Read more...

July 31, 2014 - Ports America - Houston, TX

Ports America announced it will purchase a 30 percent stake in ITS (International Transportation Service, Inc.) through a strategic partnership with “K” Line (Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd). Date of the transfer will occur after regulatory approvals, expected in late August 2014. Read more...

May 30, 2014 - Port of Houston Authority - Houston, TX

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has permitted construction of the Port Authority’s Bayport and Barbours Cut channel improvement projects and approved the federal assumption of maintenance of the channels when construction is completed. Read more...

May 27, 2014 - Excargo Services - Houston, TX

Excargo Services, a 35-year veteran transportation provider, continues to prove its commitment to unparalleled service through appreciation and support for its transportation customers on Friday, May 16th. Read more...

May 20, 2014 - East Houston Regional Medical Center - Houston, TX

Free safety networking luncheon on May 29, 2014 on "Employer's Concerns in Texas Workers' Compensation." Read more...

March 26, 2014 - 3:42 PM - Greater Houston Port Bureau - Houston, TX

The Houston Ship Channel remains open for traffic through the safety zones, and it will remain open through the safety zones until midnight tonight. Read more...

March 26, 2014 - 9:51 AM - Greater Houston Port Bureau - Houston, TX

Vessels are moving inbound and outbound for Houston and Galveston. Texas City vessels are moving with some restrictions. Read more...

March 25, 2014 - 4:01 PM - Greater Houston Port Bureau - Houston, TX

Coast Guard has allowed some vessel movements for Ports of Houston and Galveston; Texas City vessel movements are still restricted. Read more...

March 25, 2014 - 12:55 PM - Greater Houston Port Bureau - Houston, TX

Houston Ship Channel Open for Outbound Movements of Deep Draft Vessels and Inbound Tows Read more...

March 25, 2014 - 10:01 AM - Greater Houston Port Bureau - Houston, TX

Houston Ship Channel update: Bolivar Ferries have resumed service; test tow and piloted movements authorized. Read more...

March 24, 2014 - 4:13 PM - Greater Houston Port Bureau - Houston, TX

The Houston Ship Channel remains closed and is likely to remain closed overnight. Read more...

March 24, 2014 - Greater Houston Port Bureau - Houston, TX

This morning, a Port Coordination Team call was held to discuss industry concerns and priorities and to share the Incident Command's status with regard to the Texas City Y Incident.Read more...

January 1, 2014 - Cardinal Marine Services - Alvin, TX

Cardinal Companies International, a family owned and operated company serving the oil and gas industry headquartered in Alvin, announced last week that they have launched Cardinal Marine. Read more...