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SubjectDatePriority
GHPB // Port of Houston Region Status Update - April 3004/30/2020 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 04/30/2020 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 04/29/2020 Normal
GHPB Port of Houston Region Status Update - April 2904/29/2020 Normal
GHPB Port of Houston Region Status Update - April 2804/28/2020 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 04/28/2020 Normal
USCG MSIB 2-20 Novel Coronavirus (Change 4) 04/27/2020 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 04/27/2020 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 04/26/2020 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 04/25/2020 Normal
GHPB Port of Houston Region Status Update - April 2404/24/2020 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 04/24/2020 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 04/23/2020 Normal
GHPB Port of Houston Region Status Update - April 2304/23/2020 Normal
GHPB Port of Houston Region Status Update - April 2204/22/2020 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 04/22/2020 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 04/21/2020 Normal
GHPB // Port of Houston Region Status Update - April 2104/21/2020 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 04/20/2020 Normal
GHPB Port of Houston Region Status Update - April 2004/20/2020 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 04/19/2020 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 04/18/2020 Normal
USCG Houston / Galveston Sector COVID-19 Vessel's Entry to Port Updated MSIB04/17/2020 Normal
GHPB Port of Houston Region Status Update - April 1704/17/2020 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 04/17/2020 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 04/16/2020 Normal
GHPB Port of Houston Region Status Update - April 1604/16/2020 Normal
GHPB Port of Houston Region Status Update - April 1504/15/2020 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 04/15/2020 Normal
GHPB Port of Houston Region Status Update - April 1304/14/2020 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 04/14/2020 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 04/13/2020 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 04/12/2020 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 04/11/2020 Normal
USCG Washington DC CG MSIB 14-20 COVID-19: Ballast Water Management (BWM) Extension04/10/2020 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 04/10/2020 Normal
GHPB Port of Houston Region Status Update - April 904/09/2020 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 04/09/2020 Normal
Port of Freeport Update04/08/2020 Normal
Port of Freeport Update04/08/2020 Normal
FW: Port of Houston Region Status Update - April 804/08/2020 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 04/08/2020 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 04/07/2020 Normal
Port of Houston Region Status Update - April 704/07/2020 Normal
Brazos Pilots Association Notice of Port Freeport Condition Update04/07/2020 Normal
Port of Houston Region Status Update - April 604/06/2020 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 04/06/2020 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 04/05/2020 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 04/04/2020 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 04/03/2020 Normal
GHPB Port of Houston Region Status Update - April 304/03/2020 Normal
GHPB Port of Houston Region Status Update - April 204/02/2020 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 04/02/2020 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 04/01/2020 Normal

 Daily Port Update

Subject:GHPB Port of Houston Region Status Update - April 2
Date:Thursday, April 02, 2020
Priority:Normal
Notice:

From: Greater Houston Port Bureau <alavorgna@txgulf.org>
Sent: Thursday, April 2, 2020 8:32 AM
To: Bob Lain <blain@moranshipping.com>
Subject: Port of Houston Region Status Update - April 2

Port of Houston Region Status Update - April 2

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<span-size:9.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:#141414">April 2, 2020 <span-size:9.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:#333333">

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<span-size:9.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:#333333">Good morning Port Bureau Members:

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<span-size:9.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:#333333">Our main phone line (713) 678-4300 will remain operational Monday through Friday from 8:00 am until 4:00 pm. If you have information you would like us to share, such as your company's operational status, please send us an email to info@txgulf.org. Thank you for your continued support.

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Port of Houston status:<span-size:9.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:#333333">

·     <span-size:9.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:#333333">The port of Houston (public and private terminals) are operating normally.

·     <span-size:9.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:#333333">The Houston Pilots moved 27 arrivals, 16 departures, and 4 shifts yesterday. This is somewhat below average.

·     <span-size:9.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:#333333">For today, they have already completed 3 arrivals, 5 departures, and 1 shift. They have boarded 5 arrivals, 5 departures, and 1 shift, and there are 12 arrivals, 8 departures, and 2 shifts in the queue.

·     <span-size:9.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:#333333">Port Houston issued incident reports regarding two positive cases on March 30, which did not require the closure of any terminals.

·     <span-size:9.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:#333333">Updates to the Houston port region best practices guidelines are in progress and should be released soon.

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Texas ports – no known closures due to COVID-19:<span-size:9.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:#333333">

·     Galveston Wharves at the Port of Galveston<span-size:9.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:#333333"> remains open and continues to move cargo at its terminals. Two crew members of Royal Caribbean’s Liberty of the Seas have tested positive for COVID-19. One is being treated at UTMB Galveston, and the other is quarantined on the ship.

·     Port of Corpus Christi<span-size:9.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:#333333"> continues normal operations. (Last update 3/25)

·     Port of Brownsville<span-size:9.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:#333333"> is currently operating under the existing communications protocol dealing with its overall comprehensive emergency plan. (Last update 3/27)

·     Port Freeport<span-size:9.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:#333333"> is maintaining regular services levels and normal terminal operations. All terminals along the Freeport Harbor Channel are operational and conducting vessel operations. Information regarding any changes to operations at Port Freeport will be distributed via the Port’s website (www.portfreeport.com/about/covid19), the Port’s emergency notification system and other means as needed. (Last update 4/2)

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·     Panama Canal Authority<span-size:9.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:#333333"> is operating with 40% of its staff. The Canal previously announced new shift protocols to mitigate spread.

·     Georgia Ports Authority<span-size:9.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:#333333"> reports that Georgia’s ports continue steady operation with normal, 24-hour vessel operations and terminal services, as well as Monday-Friday truck gate hours from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. in Savannah. (Last update 3/30)

·     Port of New Orleans<span-size:9.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:#333333"> (Port NOLA) cargo operations and New Orleans Public Belt Railroad (NOPB) operations continue to function as normal as we monitor and respond to the rapidly evolving situation associated with COVID-19. (https://www.portnola.com/info/coronavirus-covid-19-information). (Last update 4/1)

·     Port of South Louisiana<span-size:9.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:#333333"> cargo operations continue as normal. (Last update: 3/31)

·     <span-size:9.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:#333333">Sector New Orleans <span-size:9.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:#333333">is requesting all vessel Masters complete an attestation letter regarding the health of their crew.

·     <span-size:9.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:#333333">Port of Mobile <span-size:9.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:#333333">is open and operational. Effective March 25, mandatory temperature screening is in place. (Last update 3/25)

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Federal/state/agency updates:<span-size:9.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:#333333">

·     <span-size:9.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:#333333">President Trump is expected to meet with oil executives on Friday to discuss options to help the industry.

·     <span-size:9.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:#333333">April 1: Galveston County and Fort Bend County extended stay-at-home orders until April 30, matching the State order.

·     <span-size:9.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:#333333">April 2: The Department of Labor released weekly unemployment estimates, showing that 6.6 million claims were made last week in the U.S. This brings the total from March 15 to March 28 to nearly 10 million claims. Texas has had 431,023 claims during the this period, citing: “Layoffs in the accommodation and food services, transportation and warehousing, health care and social assistance, administrative, support, waste management, and remediation services, mining, retail trade, manufacturing, real estate rental and leasing, and construction industries.”

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Helpful COVID-19 links:<span-size:9.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:#333333">

·     Greater Houston Port Bureau

·     US Coast Guard

·     US Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston

·     Department of Homeland Security

·     Centers for Disease Control & Prevention

·     Harris County Public Health

·     Houston Emergency Operations Center

·     Lone Star Harbor Safety Committee

·     Small Business Administration

·     U.S. Government/White House

·     State of Texas

·     FEMA Rumor Control Transportation Security Administration

·     State of Texas COVID-19 Strike force

 

 

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Disclaimer
For quality assurance purposes please note well that while the above information is regularly vetted for accuracy it is not intended to replace the local knowledge or expertise pertaining to port conditions of our marine operations personnel. Port précis should always be verified by contacting the corresponding marine department of a particular location for the most up-to-date information.