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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 15
Date:Wednesday, April 15, 2020
Priority:Normal
Notice:

From: Greater Houston Port Bureau <alavorgna@txgulf.org>
Sent: Wednesday, April 15, 2020 8:13 AM
To: Bob Lain <blain@moranshipping.com>
Subject: Port of Houston Region Status Update - April 15

Port of Houston Region Status Update - April 15

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<span-size:9.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:#141414">April 15, 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">This members-only report is distributed weekday mornings. If you have any questions or if you have updates or resources that you would like us to share, please email us at info@txgulf.org. Thank you for your 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">Effective today, Port Houston is expanding its non-contact temperature screenings to Turning Basin and the remaining Barbours Cut and Bayport access points. Note, these screenings are for employees and workers, not truck drivers.

·     <span-size:9.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:#333333">The Houston Pilots moved an average number of ships yesterday. 

 

 

Texas ports:<span-size:9.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:#333333">

·     <span-size:9.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:#333333">No known closures due to COVID-19. All ports are continuing normal operations.

·     Galveston Wharves at the Port of Galveston (Last updated 4/8).

·     Port of Corpus Christi (Last update 3/25)

·     Port of Brownsville (Last update 4/6)

·     Port Freeport (Last update 4/15)

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Other ports:<span-size:9.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:#333333">

·     <span-size:9.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:#333333">Port of New York & New Jersey: Normal operations. (Last update 4/9)

·     Port of Los Angeles:<span-size:9.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:#333333"> Normal operations. (Last update 4/14)

·     <span-size:9.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:#333333">Port of Long Beach: Normal operations. (Last update 4/14)

·     South Carolina Ports<span-size:9.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:#333333">: Normal operations. (Last update 4/13)

·     Georgia Ports Authority<span-size:9.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:#333333">: Normal operations (Last update 4/8)

·     Port of New Orleans<span-size:9.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:#333333"> (Port NOLA): Normal operations. (Last update 4/14)

·     Port of South Louisiana:<span-size:9.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:#333333"> Normal operations. (Last update: 4/13)

·     Port of Mobile<span-size:9.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:#333333">: Normal operations. (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">The Texas Railroad Commission (Texas RRC) heard over 10 hours of testimony yesterday from more than 55 energy executives regarding whether to implement oil production cuts. The Commissioners stated they would reconvene in the near future to continue the discussions.

·     <span-size:9.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:#333333">TSA is granting temporary exemptions to expiring TWIC cards. Cards expiring between March 1, 2020, and July 31, 2020, will remain valid for an additional 180 days.

·     <span-size:9.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:#333333">The National Governors Association published a memo on state considerations for continuity of operations plan implementation.

·     <span-size:9.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:#333333">CISA announced that the Critical Infrastructure Worker Guidance version 3.0 would be released within the next few days.

·     <span-size:9.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:#333333">CISA is awaiting formal guidance from CBP regarding letters of attestation for shipments of PPE intended for company use; however, they recommended the letters contain:

·     <span-size:9.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:#333333">Which PPE exemption is being requested under the federal registrar.

·     <span-size:9.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:#333333">What the PPE is being used for (include regulatory requirements if applicable).

·     <span-size:9.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:#333333">Statement that the included information is true to the best of one’s knowledge.

·     <span-size:9.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:#333333">This letter will be on company letterhead and signed.

·     <span-size:9.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:#333333">Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston provided the following updates on a conference call Tuesday:

·     <span-size:9.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:#333333">There are six cruise ships offshore that are rotating into and out of the Port of Galveston to disembark crew members to charter transportation to get them home. Like the Coast Guard, CBP has required the cruise ships to submit a medical plan.

·     <span-size:9.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:#333333">No new waterfront or vessel cases to report.

·     <span-size:9.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:#333333">The Coast Guard responded to two loss of propulsion incidents over the weekend. 

·     <span-size:9.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:#333333">They have been strategizing on how best respond to say an oil spill, in light of social distancing requirements.  

·     <span-size:9.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:#333333">Oil Spill Removal Organizations (OSROs) have confirmed they are ready to respond to incidents.

·     <span-size:9.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:#333333">If companies have modified their security procedures to address COVID-19 they will need to update their facility security plans with an amendment. Please call the Coast Guard to discuss if you are unsure whether you should modify your plan.

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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.