Planning for Success

The Houston Ship Channel is home to three Texas ports: Galveston, Texas City, and Houston. While each port has its own distinct specialties, capabilities, and flavor, the ports form a regional hub that channels competition into national success. The stakeholders of the Houston Ship Channel range from multinational oil companies to local family businesses. The Channel is home to more than 1.1 million jobs around the nation and responsible for nearly $265 billion in annual economic activity by sustaining commercial development through competitive cooperation. The article shows how moving through the Houston Ship Channel involves a multitude of parties and an unprecedented amount of teamwork. Owners, operators, agents, masters, pilots, seafarers, tugs, terminals, longshoremen, federal agencies, and even more entities are working closely together to ensure the safe and reliable flow of commerce through Houston

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  • Accession Number: 01608235
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 17 2016 11:12AM