Wednesday, March 4, 2020
News

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...

March 4, 2020
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Friday, September 13, 2019
Maritime News

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...

September 13, 2019
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Maritime News

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...

September 13, 2019
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Thursday, September 12, 2019
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Maritime News

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...

September 12, 2019
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Tuesday, May 14, 2019
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Accidents

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...

May 14, 2019
Total Views: 10

Monday, April 8, 2019
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Maritime News

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...

April 8, 2019
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Thursday, March 28, 2019
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Maritime News

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...

March 28, 2019
Total Views: 3

Wednesday, March 27, 2019
Houston Ship Channel
Maritime News

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,...

March 27, 2019
Total Views: 5

Monday, March 25, 2019
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Maritime News

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...

March 25, 2019
Total Views: 4

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Maritime News

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...

March 25, 2019
Total Views: 4

Friday, March 22, 2019
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Maritime News

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...

March 22, 2019
Total Views: 12

Thursday, March 21, 2019
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Maritime News

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...

March 21, 2019
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Tuesday, March 19, 2019
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Maritime News

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...

March 19, 2019
Total Views: 2

Monday, March 18, 2019
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Maritime News

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...

March 18, 2019
Total Views: 8

Thursday, August 30, 2018
Houston Dike Proposal
Ports

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...

August 30, 2018
Total Views: 4

Sunday, April 22, 2018
News

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.

April 22, 2018
Total Views: 176

Tuesday, March 6, 2018
Houston Skyline At Sunrise
Ports

Does Galveston Need A $14 Billion Storm Barrier?

By Jack Kaskey (Bloomberg) Chemical companies are pressing federal officials to spend billions of dollars on a coastal flood control system near Houston to protect petrochemical plants, oil refineries and...

March 6, 2018
Total Views: 4

Tuesday, December 19, 2017
Offshore News

Dense Fog Halts Shipping Across Houston Area

HOUSTON, Dec 19 (Reuters) – Dense fog halted vessel traffic along the Houston Ship Channel, idling at least 50 vessels in or near the 53-mile (85-km) waterway that leads to...

December 19, 2017
Total Views: 4

Tuesday, August 1, 2017
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Interesting

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...

August 1, 2017
Total Views: 12

Monday, December 5, 2016
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Maritime News

Houston Ship Channel Temporarily Closed After Tanker Fire

HOUSTON, Dec 5 (Reuters) – The Houston Ship Channel, which links the busiest U.S. petrochemical port to the Gulf of Mexico, reopened on Monday afternoon after a fire-damaged ship blocking...

December 5, 2016
Total Views: 9