Friday, January 16, 2015

Friday Port of Houston Fact: 2004

Port of Houston:  2004

Ground was broken for the construction of the Bayport Container Terminal in Pasadena, TX  on June 21, 2004.   Work is still being completed as the facility is continuing to grow.

Friday Port of Houston Fact: 2000

Port of Houston:  2000

The Environmental Protection Agency selected the Port of Houston Authority to develop and implement a sophisticated environmental management system that meets the rigorous standards for ISO 14001.

Also in 2000, the Port of Houston Authority became the first U. S. port to conduct air emissions testing on off-road equipment.

Friday, January 09, 2015

Friday Port of Houston Fact: 1990's

Port of Fact:  1990's


During the Gulf Ware in 1990-91 the Port of Houston was the third-largest load center for the U.S. military and ranked second in the nation in the number of ships handled.


In 1996, the Port of Houston Authority became the first U. S. port with a multi-site Disposal Area Management Program


The Port of Houston first joined the "One Million Container Club" in 1999 when it moved 1,001,170 TEU's that year.

Friday, January 02, 2015

Friday Houston Port Fact: 1990

Houston Port Fact:  1990

The fast loading Spiralveyors were installed at Jacintoport making it the first facility of its kind in the country.

Also in 1990, the Beneficial Uses Group (BUG) was formed to develop environmentally innovative and beneficial ways to use dredge material from the Houston Ship Channel.  A 250 acre demonstration marsh was built, which surpassed anything ever attepted in marsh restoration.  Over the 50 year life of the eppening and widening project, an unprecedented 4.250 acres of marsh, a six-acre bird island, the 3,000 foot long Goat Island and Redfish Island will be built.