Port Houston Takes Action to Accelerate Widening of Houston Ship Channel

Port Houston Takes Action to Accelerate Widening of Houston Ship Channel

The Port Commission of the Port of Houston Authority met in special session Monday and moved to accelerate widening of the Houston Ship Channel, the nation’s busiest waterway. “The Houston Ship Channel is …
Apr 11, 2019 /  Curious
Houston Ship Channel needs dredging after Hurricane Harvey

Houston Ship Channel needs dredging after Hurricane Harvey

Yesterday, Port Commission Chairman of the Port of Houston Authority Janiece Longoria stressed the importance of restoring and improving the Houston Ship Channel due to its importance to the future of the Houston region, …
Sep 27, 2017 /  Curious
Houston Fuel Oil Terminal Company Commits To Dock Expansion, Agreement With Port Of Houston Authority

Houston Fuel Oil Terminal Company Commits To Dock Expansion, Agreement With Port Of Houston Authority

After more than two years of feasibility study, Houston Fuel Oil Terminal Company has optioned and committed to build a new ship dock #5, adjacent to the Houston Ship Channel, under a 30-year lease with the Port …
Mar 2, 2017 /  Curious
USCG, local agencies respond to tanker fire near La Porte, Texas; Houston Channel reopened (Video)

USCG, local agencies respond to tanker fire near La Porte, Texas; Houston Channel reopened (Video)

Тhe Coast Guard Captain of the Port reopened the Houston Ship Channel to all vessel traffic at 3:31 p.m. Tuesday (Sept06). The Upper Houston Ship Channel was closed at 12:08 a.m.yesterday, immediately following a bunker …
Sep 7, 2016 /  Accidents
Houston Ship Channel Briefly Closed after Benzene Spill

Houston Ship Channel Briefly Closed after Benzene Spill

The Houston Ship Channel was briefly closed due to a benzene spill from the 2003-built chemical tanker Maritime Jingan while it was moored at Vopak Terminal, Deer Park, Texas, in the afternoon of July 14, according …
Jul 15, 2016 /  Accidents
Port of Houston Expects Rise in Container Volumes

Port of Houston Expects Rise in Container Volumes

The Port of Houston Authority said that it projects an increase of its total revenues by 2 percent next year with a steady growth in container units. The cash flow expected in 2016 would help support a capital …
Nov 19, 2015 /  Curious
Documentary: Houston Ship Channel, Deep Water Centennial

Documentary: Houston Ship Channel, Deep Water Centennial

In 2014 the Houston Ship Channel celebrated its centennial as a deep water port. The documentary released by Houston Public Media gives a glimpse at the rich history and the present-day operations of the Houston Ship …
Jul 13, 2015 /  Curious
Shell And Chevron Evacuate Personnel From Rig Facilities Due To Storm

Shell And Chevron Evacuate Personnel From Rig Facilities Due To Storm

Several of the leading energy developers in the world such as Shell, Chevron, BP and Exxon underwent some moderate precautionary procedures on their offshore rigs located in Mexico’s Gulf on Monday due to …
Jun 16, 2015 /  Curious
Houston Ship Channel Operational Again Following Partial Closure Due To Leakage

Houston Ship Channel Operational Again Following Partial Closure Due To Leakage

A sector of the Houston Ship Channel had to be shut down on Wednesday due to a naphtha spillage from a barge, but it was reopened later on at 2:08 pm local time (1908 GMT), as commented by a U.S. Coast Guard …
Jun 11, 2015 /  Curious
Officials Release Transmissions Of Houstion Ship Channel collision

Officials Release Transmissions Of Houstion Ship Channel collision

Officials have released radio transmissions regarding one of the collisions that were responsible for the closing of the Houston Ship Channel earlier in March. The collision in question took place at approximately 12:33 …
Apr 6, 2015 /  Accidents