Government, Business, Safety

Tropical Storm Beta Floods Houston, Dumps Rain on Gulf Coast

A truck drives through a flooded street in Galveston, Texas, on Sept. 21. A truck drives through a flooded street in Galveston, Texas, on Sept. 21. (Jennifer Reynolds/The Galveston County Daily News via AP)

Tropical Storm Beta is flooding Houston as it slows to a crawl along the Gulf Coast, forcing highways to shut and threatening to boost water levels even more before meandering toward Louisiana.

Brian K. Sullivan | Bloomberg News
September 22, 2020
Government, Business, Safety

Imelda Rainfall Totals Almost 4 Feet in Houston

Imelda floods Texas USPS delivery truck navigates low water in Houston. (David J. Phillip/Bloomberg News)

Imelda’s rains largely have left Houston, but the city and the surrounding region are reeling from the fallout. Much of the area remains flooded, with homes and businesses damaged, hundreds of abandoned cars left on highways, water systems compromised and at least two people dead.

September 20, 2019
Business, Logistics, TCA

Houston to Get Service From Great Britain’s Cargo Airline CargoLogicAir

Cargo Plane CargoLogicAir

CargoLogicAir, Great Britain’s all-cargo airline, will begin service this month out of Bush Intercontinental Airport after a deal finalized during Mayor Sylvester Turner’s European trade mission in July.

Ileana Najarro | Houston Chronicle
August 15, 2017
Business, Technology, Safety, Logistics, TCA

Channel Pilots Use Simulator to Practice With Behemoth Neopanamax Ships

Maritime Simulator Jeannie Peng-Armao/San Jacinto College

Capt. Tom Goodwin stood on the bridge of an oil tanker and looked upon the familiar Bayport Container Terminal. But instead of peering out a vessel’s front windows, he was in a high-tech simulator gazing intently at 13 monitors.

Andrea Rumbaugh | Houston Chronicle
August 4, 2017

Saudi Arabia Company Positions Itself for Breakbulk Growth at Port of Houston


Saudi Arabia-based Bahri, a logistics and transportation company, officially opened its Houston office March 16 as the region prepares for an uptick in drilling activity that should rejuvenate the amount of oil field equipment that crosses the Port of Houston's docks.

Andrea Rumbaugh | Houston Chronicle
March 17, 2017

Houston Manufacturers Worried Regional Infrastructure Not Ready for Impending Cargo Influx

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Some manufacturers are concerned that regional infrastructure won't be prepared for the impending influx of petrochemical-related cargo through the Port of Houston, a topic discussed Nov. 2 during the Harris County International Trade and Transportation Conference.

Andrea Rumbaugh | Houston Chronicle
November 3, 2016

Low Oil Prices Slow Cargo Flow, But Houston Port Prepares for Growth

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Low oil prices slowed the volume of general cargo the Port of Houston Authority handled in the first five months of the year, commissioners said June 28.Yet, signaling long-term confidence, the Port Commission also awarded a contract for up to $34.4 million to buy three cranes for its Bayport Container Terminal.

Andrea Rumbaugh | Houston Chronicle
June 29, 2016

Supersize Panama Canal Could Increase Houston's Direct Trade With Asia

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Years of construction, delay and anticipation will crest on June 26 as the first containership officially traverses the expanded Panama Canal. While the Central American channel has not always been a significant trade route for the Port of Houston Authority, officials say the expansion could help boost its burgeoning trade with Asia.

June 24, 2016

Port of Houston Aims to be Distribution Hub for Center of Country

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As trade through the Port of Houston grows, the city's ability to attract more cargo and keep its top ranking hinges on the infrastructure that keeps goods moving.

Sarah Scully | Houston Chronicle
April 13, 2016