Tuesday, February 16, 2021
Wednesday, March 4, 2020
Jury Opposes Felony Charges for Protesters Who Shut Houston Ship Channel
By Liz Hampton March 4 (Reuters) – A Texas grand jury on Wednesday declined to issue felony indictments against a group of Greenpeace USA activists who closed a key oil...
Friday, September 13, 2019
Protesters Face Felony Charges Over Houston Ship Channel Disruption
By Erwin Seba HOUSTON, Sept 13 (Reuters) – Texas authorities on Friday charged climate change protesters who shut down the largest U.S. energy-export port for a day by dangling on...
Greenpeace Activists Arrested for Blocking Houston Ship Channel
By Simon Casey and Barbara Powell (Bloomberg) –More than a dozen Greenpeace activists were arrested Thursday after partially shutting the Houston Ship Channel by suspending themselves from a bridge spanning...
Thursday, September 12, 2019
Greepeace Protesters Block Upper Houston Ship Channel
By Erwin Seba HOUSTON, Sept 12 (Reuters) – The U.S. Coast Guard on Thursday closed part of the Houston Ship Channel to vessel traffic near Baytown, Texas, after 22 Greenpeace USA...
Tuesday, May 14, 2019
Houston Ship Channel Bottleneck Eases After Collision
HOUSTON, May 14 (Reuters) – A bottleneck of inbound traffic on the Houston Ship Channel eased on Tuesday though one-way travel restrictions remained following a weekend collision between a deep-draft...
Monday, April 8, 2019
Houston Ship Channel Shipping Returning to Normal After Chemical Spill, Weekend Storms
HOUSTON, April 8 (Reuters) – Ships were moving inbound and outbound on Monday morning through an area of the Houston Ship Channel that had been contaminated by a March chemical...
Thursday, March 28, 2019
Tanker Bottleneck in Houston Port Eases with Four Arrivals
By Collin Eaton HOUSTON, March 28 (Reuters) – Four tankers on Thursday were preparing to offload or pick up cargoes in the busiest U.S. oil port, the first signs of...
Wednesday, March 27, 2019
Houston Ship Channel’s Importance Swelled as Oil, Gas Exports Rose
By Ben Foldy (Bloomberg) — On a normal day, 42 tankers, 19 freighters, 391 barges, 128 ferries and 2 cruise ships will move through the Houston Ship Channel. On any given day,...
Monday, March 25, 2019
Shipping Resumes on Houston Ship Channel Fouled by Chemical Spill
By Joe Carroll, Ben Foldy and Kevin Crowley (Bloomberg) — The U.S. Gulf Coast’s most important industrial waterway partially reopened on Monday after it was polluted with cancer-causing benzene and toxic runoff...
Petrochemical Disaster Creates Houston Shipping Bottleneck
HOUSTON, March 25 (Reuters) – The backlog of vessels waiting to move through the Houston Ship Channel grew on Monday while it remained closed to traffic for a third day...
Friday, March 22, 2019
Petrochemical Fire Halts Ship Traffic on Houston Ship Channel
By Gary McWilliams HOUSTON, March 22 (Reuters) – A petrochemical fire re-ignited Friday afternoon at a fuel storage facility outside Houston, adding to the danger from a containment wall breach...
Thursday, March 21, 2019
Mitsui Petrochemical Unit Probed After Texas Fire Rages for Days
Update: Residents of Deer Park in the Houston-area were issued a shelter-in-place advisory Thursday after the petrochemical plant fire that burned for days released high levels of volatile organic compounds...
Tuesday, March 19, 2019
Petrochemical Fire Along Houston Ship Channel Spreads to More Tanks
By Gary McWilliams and Erwin Seba HOUSTON, March 19 (Reuters) – Houston officials and environmental groups raced to expand air monitoring after a raging fire at a Mitsui & Co petrochemical...
Monday, March 18, 2019
Tank Fire Along Houston Ship Channel Could Burn for Days -Official
By Erwin Seba HOUSTON, March 18 (Reuters) – A massive fire at a fuels storage company along the Houston Ship Channel may burn for two more days, an official said...
Thursday, August 30, 2018
Houston Eyes Exotic Bonds To Pay For A $15 Billion Dike
by Jack Kaskey (Bloomberg) — A massive dike to hold back storm-driven floods surging in from the Gulf of Mexico was first proposed after Hurricane Ike devastated the Houston-area coast a...
Sunday, April 22, 2018
This Video Will Make You Want to Become a Houston Harbor Pilot
Check out this video about the Houston Harbor Pilots and the integral role they play in the safely navigating vessels of all types through the busy Houston Ship Channel.
Tuesday, March 6, 2018
Tuesday, December 19, 2017
Tuesday, August 1, 2017
Two Houston Ship Pilots to Receive IMO’s ‘Exceptional Bravery at Sea’ Award
The International Maritime Organization has awarded the 2017 IMO Award for Exceptional Bravery at Sea to two Houston ship pilots for their role in preventing a major disaster when the...
Be the First
Join the 68,312 members that receive our newsletter.Have a news tip? Let us know.