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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 22
Date:Wednesday, April 22, 2020
Priority:Normal
Notice:

From: Greater Houston Port Bureau <alavorgna@txgulf.org>
Sent: Wednesday, April 22, 2020 8:30 AM
To: Bob Lain <blain@moranshipping.com>
Subject: Port of Houston Region Status Update - April 22

Port of Houston Region Status Update - April 22

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<span-size:9.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:#141414">April 22, 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">Beginning Wednesday, April 22, a section of eastbound Barbours Cut Blvd (in front of the Pre-Check gate area) will be narrowed to one lane in an effort to begin the next phase of gate expansion. The right lane closure is expected to last no more than 1 week and is only for a small distance along the road.

·     <span-size:9.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:#333333">The Houston Pilots moved fewer than the 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 4/16).

·     Port of Corpus Christi (Last update 4/15)

·     Port of Brownsville (Last update 4/6)

·     Port Freeport (Last update 4/22)

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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 4/21)

·     Port of Los Angeles:<span-size:9.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:#333333"> Normal operations. (Last update 4/21)

·     <span-size:9.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:#333333">Port of Long Beach: Normal operations. (Last update 4/21)

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

·     Georgia Ports Authority<span-size:9.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:#333333">: Normal operations. Later this week, GPA will start conducting non-contact temperature screening at all access points for non-containerized traffic. (Last update 4/21)

·     Port of New Orleans<span-size:9.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:#333333"> (Port NOLA): Normal operations. (Last update 4/21)

·     Port of South Louisiana:<span-size:9.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:#333333"> Normal operations. (Last update: 4/21)

·     Port of Mobile<span-size:9.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:#333333">: Normal operations. (Last update 4/6)

·     Port of Virginia<span-size:9.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:#333333">: Normal operations. Due to market conditions, Portsmouth Marine Terminal will close effective May 4, and services will be consolidated to the other terminals. (Last update 4/15)

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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">CDC issued updated guidance on cruise ships during the no sail order that requires cruise ships to develop plans to prevent, mitigate, and respond to the spread of COVID-19 on board.

·     <span-size:9.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:#333333">Coast Guard issued a national MSIB update regarding port and facility operations. DoS and DOI forms are allowed to be signed electronically; however, if that is not reasonable, then each party may sign a separate form.

·     <span-size:9.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:#333333">The Senate approved a $484 billion stimulus package, which was sent to the House for possible approval Thursday.

·     <span-size:9.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:#333333">Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston provided an update:

·     <span-size:9.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:#333333">Working with Carnival Cruise Line, CBP, and CDC, they have transferred over 1,000 crew members to other ports for repatriation via ship. One of the six cruise ships in Galveston is expected to be used as a repatriation ship.

·     <span-size:9.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:#333333">One towboat has reported one confirmed case of COVID-19. The individual, vessel, and crew have been isolated.

·     <span-size:9.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:#333333">During the next few weeks, the Sector will work to develop a plan to resume more normal operations in sync with local officials.

·     <span-size:9.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:#333333">Regarding COC deferments, the Sector has not had to issue any deferments as they have adjusted the exam to be able to perform it safely and they still have the capacity to perform all of the needed exams.

·     <span-size:9.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:#333333">The MSIB issued about Menhaden was issued due to the time of year. There have not been any loss of propulsion issues due to clogged sea strainers this season.

·     <span-size:9.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:#333333">Vessel Traffic Service has not seen a reduction in vessel movements; however, industry members indicate that could begin at the end of April or into mid-May.

·     <span-size:9.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:#333333">CISA hosted a conference call on Tuesday and provided the following updates:

·     <span-size:9.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:#333333">DHS Acting Secretary Chad Wolf reported:

·     <span-size:9.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:#333333">DHS has three priorities: respond to the pandemic with a whole-of-DHS effort, recover from the impact to be able to perform mission-critical work, and restore trade, travel, and commerce as soon as possible.

·     <span-size:9.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:#333333">To aid in the recovery planning, they have stood up an advisory group.

·     <span-size:9.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:#333333">FEMA is leading the whole-of-America response. All 50 states and 5 territories are under disaster declarations.

·     <span-size:9.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:#333333">26 agencies are deployed to the National Response Coordination Center

·     <span-size:9.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:#333333">AirBridge has expedited the transport/import of millions of pieces of PPE. So far, there have been 66 flights, and 49 more are scheduled. About 50% of the PPE are surged into hot spots and 50% are distributed via the regular supply chain.

·     <span-size:9.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:#333333">There is an early stage FEMA initiative to distribute cloth face masks to critical infrastructure workers who do not require medical grade PPE.

·     <span-size:9.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:#333333">Tom Reot, Minister Counselor for Economic Affairs for the U.S. Embassy in Mexico, reported:

·     <span-size:9.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:#333333">The Mexican government has not adopted critical infrastructure worker guidelines as board as CISA’s guidelines due to the inability of the regional health systems to be able to respond to an outbreak.

·     <span-size:9.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:#333333">The states are enforcing the mitigation directives at different levels. Some workers that would be considered essential in the U.S. are not essential in Mexico.

·     <span-size:9.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:#333333">This has led to issues with U.S. companies relying on manufacturing in border states not having access to critical manufacturing capacity.

·     <span-size:9.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:#333333">The U.S. Embassy is working with several levels of Mexico’s government to incorporate more of the CISA guidance into their critical worker considerations.

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

·     Greater Houston Port Bureau

·     Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency

·     Department of Transportation

·     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

·     International Maritime Organization

 

 

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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.