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Posted on: September 10, 2020

PREPARING TO CRUISE AGAIN, SAFELY AND SUSTAINABLY

Putting cruise sailings on pause during the pandemic has had far-reaching impacts for vacationers, workers and major cruise ports like the Galveston Wharves. In this time of uncertainty, I believe one thing is certain – the cruise industry will ...

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Posted on: August 31, 2020

SALUTE TO THOSE WHO KEEP GALVESTON'S MARITIME COMMERCE MOVING

Labor Day, a national holiday celebrated the first Monday in September, means different things to different people – the end of summer, start of the school year, fall football and cooler weather.

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Posted on: August 28, 2020

PORT RESUMES FULL OPERATIONS AFTER HURRICANE LAURA, JOINS HURRICANE RELIEF EFFORTS FOR LOUISIANA

Galveston, TX (August 28, 2020) – The Port of Galveston remains open for business, providing maritime-related jobs and economic benefits for the region following Hurricane Laura.

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Posted on: July 31, 2020

GALVESTON WHARVES READY FOR ACTIVE HURRICANE SEASON

Hurricane Hanna was a good reminder that we’re entering the peak of what’s forecast to be a busy hurricane season. Fortunately,  Galveston Wharves is ready with a comprehensive preparedness and response plan built on years of ...

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Posted on: July 17, 2020

12 MONTHS OF MOBILITY PROGRESS AT THE PORT

It’s been 12 months since the Galveston Wharves hired its first-ever Mobility director to oversee planning, business development, operations and strategic marketing for parking and ground transportation.

Julio De Leon, an experienced mobility pro...

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Posted on: July 10, 2020

GALVESTON WHARVES AWARDED $3.75 MILLION GRANT

Galveston, TX – July 10, 2020 – Galveston Wharves has been awarded a $3.75 million state grant for a new internal roadway to improve port access and traffic flow between 14th and 20th streets. The Texas Department of Transportation (Tx...

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Posted on: July 2, 2020

SALUTE TO PORT CONSTRUCTION & MAINTENANCE TEAM

About two dozen highly skilled people in the Galveston Wharves Construction & Maintenance (C&M) group take care of just about everything that needs fixing on our waterfront. They also are doing construction projects to advance the port’s...

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Posted on: June 19, 2020

CRUISE RESUMPTION WILL HELP JUMPSTART OUR ECONOMY

It’s been three months since cruise lines voluntarily suspended sailings from Galveston and other homeports throughout the world immediately following the World Health Organization’s pandemic declaration.

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Posted on: June 15, 2020

GALVESTON WHARVES SETS NEW REVENUE RECORDS IN 2019

Galveston, TX – June 15, 2020 – After setting all-time revenue records in 2018, the Galveston Wharves broke those records in Fiscal Year 2019 with a 19-percent increase in revenues and a 52-percent increase in net income.

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Posted on: June 11, 2020

PORT'S RECORD-BREAKING 2019 FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE AN INDICATOR OF FUTURE SUCCESS

They say that records are made to be broken. After setting all-time revenue records in 2018, the Galveston Wharves broke those records in Fiscal Year 2019 with a 19-percent increase in revenues and a 52-percent increase in net income.

At its May meeting, t...

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Posted on: June 5, 2020

GRANTS WOULD HELP FAST-TRACK WEST PORT CARGO COMPLEX

As the Galveston Wharves implements its 20-year Strategic Master Plan, we are currently seeking $45 million to help fund the $117 million expansion of our West Port Cargo Complex. Continuing to expand and diversify our cargo business is a top priority in ...

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Posted on: May 12, 2020

GALVESTON WHARVES, CORPS INK AGREEMENT ON CHANNEL DEEPENING PROJECT

Galveston, TX (May 12, 2020) – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) will complete engineering and design resulting in a set of plans and specification ready for solicitation to deepen the last 2,571 feet the Galveston Ship Channel to 46 feet...

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Posted on: April 24, 2020

AMIDST GLOBAL PANDEMIC FRESH DEL MONTE PRODUCE SUPPORTS REGIONAL FOOD BANKS WITH FRESH FRUIT

GALVESTON TX (April 24, 2020) – Fresh Del Monte Produce Inc., a top fresh fruit distributor with import operations at the Port of Galveston, has donated 919,000 pounds of fresh fruit to the Houston Food Bank in April to help those in need during...

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Posted on: April 24, 2020

BRIGHT SPOTS ON WATERFRONT IN MIDST OF PANDEMIC

It’s easy to be overwhelmed by these challenging times as health care, government and business leaders struggle to get a handle on this pandemic and navigate a return to normal – or a new normal.

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Posted on: April 9, 2020

PORT WORKING WITH AUTHORITIES, PARTNERS TO KEEP WATERFRONT SAFE, WORKING

As we navigate the uncharted waters of this global pandemic, I want to express my gratitude to Galveston Wharves board, staff, business partners and representatives from local, state and federal entities who have joined forces to keep everyone safe and th...

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Posted on: March 27, 2020

PORT REMAINS FOCUSED ON PREPAREDNESS

The Galveston Wharves remains vigilant in taking precautions to protect workers from the coronavirus and is encouraging our port partners to do the same.

Port staff continuously monitors the coronavirus situation with its multi-agency infectious disease re...

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Posted on: March 25, 2020

GALVESTON WHARVES REMAINS OPEN FOR BUSINESS, ON TRACK FOR RECORD SETTING QUARTER

Galveston, TX (March 24, 2020) – The Port of Galveston remains open for business, providing maritime-related jobs and economic benefits for the region following the Stay at Home executive order issued by Galveston County Judge Mark Henry on Marc...

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Posted on: March 17, 2020

GALVESTON WHARVES CARGO, LAY-SHIP BUSINESSES STEAM AHEAD

Galveston, TX (March 17, 2020) – Galveston Wharves is projecting record-breaking wind energy cargo and lay-ship revenues for the first quarter of 2020.

Port Director Rodger Rees said, “We’re on track to have a record-breaking ...

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Posted on: March 11, 2020

PORT MONITORING COVID-19, PREPARING FOR POTENTIAL IMPACTS

Public health experts anticipate that the coronavirus (COVID-19) could have far-reaching impacts for Americans before this epidemic runs its course. It’s too early to predict how many people will be infected, how our lives and businesses will be...

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Posted on: March 4, 2020

GALVESTON WHARVES TAKES PROACTIVE APPROACH IN HOSTING MULTI-AGENCY INFECTIOUS DISEASE TABLETOP

The Galveston Wharves hosted a multi-agency tabletop exercise on March 2, 2020 to review and coordinate planning, responses and communicatons among the local, state and federal entities that would respond if the coronavirus impacted the Galveston maritime...

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Posted on: March 1, 2020

A GROWING PORT MEANS MORE JOBS FOR THE REGION

While the Port of Galveston directly employs almost 100, it generates thousands of jobs through its cargo, cruise, shipping and construction activities. As port business continues to grow, so will these jobs. Wage-earners further boost the local economy b...

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Posted on: February 20, 2020

GALVESTON WHARVES TAKES PROACTIVE APPROACH IN COORDINATING INFECTIOUS DISEASE TABLETOP

GALVESTON, TX, Feb. 20, 2020-On January 21, 2020, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced the first case of 2019 Novel Coronavirus in the United States. No cases of suspected or confirmed Novel Coronavirus have been reported in...

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Posted on: February 14, 2020

TEAMWORK, TEXAS-STYLE HOSPITALITY MAKE CRUISE TERMINAL OPERATIONS A SUCCESS

Teamwork, Texas-style hospitality make cruise terminal operations a success

When my family and I took our first cruise out of Galveston last year, I was impressed by everyone staffing the cruise terminal. From the luggage handlers and greeters to the secur...

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Posted on: February 4, 2020

GALVESTON WHARVES HONORED WITH 2 AWARDS FROM GALVESTON REGIONAL CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

GALVESTON, TX, Feb. 4, 2020 – Galveston Wharves was honored with two major awards for its long-time economic contributions at the Galveston Regional Chamber of Commerce 175th annual meeting on Jan. 31.

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Posted on: February 2, 2020

PORT UNDERTAKING MAJOR CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS

The Port of Galveston will be investing millions of dollars in construction projects this year as it begins to implement its 20-Year Strategic Master Plan. Some of the projects are long-deferred maintenance, some pave the way for major business growth, an...

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Posted on: January 17, 2020

ROLLING UP OUR SLEEVES TO IMPLEMENT PORT PLANS IN 2020

If 2019 was a year of planning and milestones at the Port of Galveston, 2020 will be the year to begin implementation. The Galveston Wharves Board set goals for a number of major projects and programs in 2019; now comes the challenging work of bringing th...

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Posted on: January 4, 2020

REFLECTING ON 2019: A YEAR OF MAJOR MILESTONES

2019 was a momentous year for Galveston Wharves. Major milestones reached last year set a strong foundation for success in 2020 and beyond.

None of it would be possible without the support of our board, staff, City Council and scores of business partners, ...

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Posted on: December 20, 2019

THIRD CRUISE TERMINAL A GAME CHANGER FOR GALVESTON

By now you’ve probably heard about the $100 million investment that Royal Caribbean will make in Galveston to build a new cruise terminal. This project will stimulate major economic benefits for the port, the city and the community.

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Posted on: December 13, 2019

GALVESTON WHARVES SIGNS LONG TERM AGREEMENT WITH ROYAL CARIBBEAN CRUISES LTD. TO DEVELOP NEW STATE-

Galveston, TX, Dec. 12, 2019 – The Port of Galveston, the fourth busiest cruise port in North America, formally announced today that it has signed a long-term contract with Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. (RCL) for a new $100 million cruise terminal. Through...

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Posted on: December 4, 2019

PORT OF GALVESTON CELEBRATES RECORD 1 MILLIONTH PASSENGER

The Port of Galveston, fourth busiest cruise port in North America, welcomed its 1 millionth cruise passenger of the year on December 4, 2019, setting a new record for the port.

“Galveston’s growing popularity as a cruise homeport is gr...

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Posted on: November 24, 2019

STRATEGIC MASTER PLAN WILL GUIDE PORT GROWTH

Strategic Master Plan will guide port growth

 After 1 ½ years of research, analysis and public input, the Port of Galveston’s detailed 20-Year Strategic Master Plan is almost finished. 

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Posted on: November 22, 2019

MAGIC OF DISNEY RETURNS TO GALVESTON WITH THE ARRIVAL OF DISNEY WONDER

Galveston, TX (Nov. 21, 2019) – Disney Cruise Line’s Disney Wonder returns to the Port of Galveston, fourth busiest cruise port in North America, for winter season sailings  Nov.  22, 2019, through January 2020.&n...

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Posted on: November 10, 2019

PORT HAS PLAN TO FIX CRUMBLING INFRASTRUCTURE

If a picture is worth 1,000 words, then seeing the Port of Galveston’s aging infrastructure firsthand speaks volumes. Last Thursday Galveston City Council and Wharves Board of Trustees members took time out of their busy schedules to tour the po...

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Posted on: November 6, 2019

GALVESTON WHARVES STRATEGIC MASTER PLAN FINAL DRAFT SLIDE DECK AVAILABLE

Galveston, TX (November 6, 2019) - After more than a year of research and analysis, the final draft of the Galveston Wharves 20-Year Strategic Master Plan has been completed and is being reviewed by members of the Wharves Board of Trustees.

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Posted on: November 4, 2019

GALVESTON WHARVES BOARD APPROVES TRAFFIC STUDY

Galveston, TX (November 4, 2019) – The Port of Trustees of the Galveston Wharves approved an agreement between TranSystems Corporation and the port to perform a traffic study in the amount of $179,906.00. A portion of this cost, approximately $2...

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Posted on: October 27, 2019

BREAKBULK BIG BUSINESS AT GALVESTON WHARVES

What do bananas, BMWs and bulldozers have in common? All are breakbulk cargoes that move through the Port of Galveston.

 In 2018, breakbulk made up 27 percent of the 4.1 million tons of cargo that passed through the port and generated $7.7 million...

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Posted on: October 17, 2019

GALVESTON WHARVES DIRECTOR PITCHING GALVESTON AT CARIBBEAN REGIONAL CRUISE CONFERENCE

Galveston, TX (October 17, 2019) – Galveston Wharves Port Director Rodger Rees will be touting the benefits of Galveston as a cruise homeport to cruise executives from around the world at the Florida Caribbean Cruise Association (FCCA) annual co...

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Posted on: October 15, 2019

CARNIVAL CRUISE LINE TO ADD FOURTH SHIP IN GALVESTON

GALVESTON, TX  (October 15, 2019) – Everything is bigger in Texas – including Carnival Cruise Line – which announced today that it will have four ships homeported in Galveston, year-round, beginning in 2021.

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Posted on: October 14, 2019

PORT OF GALVESTON JOINS GREEN MARINE CERTIFICATION PROGRAM

Galveston, Texas, Oct. 14, 2019 – The Port of Galveston is going green with a number of environmental initiatives, including membership in Green Marine, the leading voluntary environmental program for North America’s maritime industry.

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Posted on: October 11, 2019

KEEPING OUR WATERFRONT SAFE AND SECURE

Our Galveston Wharves Police and Security Department does a remarkable job of handling a complex operation. Headed by Security Director Kenneth Campbell, our staff of 26 is responsible for public safety and security for a busy, 840-acre port facility with...

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Posted on: September 30, 2019

PORT GOING GREEN WITH ENVIRONMENTAL INITIATIVES

Galveston Wharves is going green. We’re kicking off a number of employee-driven initiatives to reduce our environmental impact and support local community groups committed to environmental sustainability, including the Galveston Bay Foundation.

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Posted on: September 19, 2019

GALVESTON WHARVES TO BEGIN $1.5 MILLION ANNUAL CHANNEL DREDGE

GALVESTON, TX- Sept. 19, 2019 – Galveston Wharves is launching a weeks-long, $1.5-million dredging project to maintain depths along its waterfront. The port’s dredging contractor will remove an estimated 135,000 cubic yards of silt, en...

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Posted on: September 12, 2019

THE SCOOP ON ANNUAL PORT CHANNEL DREDGING WORK

Let’s talk dirt. Dredging is a not-so-glamorous, but critically important aspect of our Galveston Wharves business.

Every year we dredge along our waterfront to maintain depths of 40-45 feet needed to accommodate the approximately 1,000 ships that call on ...

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Posted on: August 30, 2019

SALUTE TO UNION WORKERS ON THE GALVESTON WATERFRONT

Port of Galveston’s growth and success wouldn’t be possible without the dedicated, hard-working men and women of the International Longshoremen’s Association. In 2018 these union workers moved luggage for almost 1 million cru...

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Posted on: August 15, 2019

WIND ENERGY GENERATING JOBS, REVENUE ON WATERFRONT

Galveston Wharves is helping fuel the state’s booming wind energy industry by moving wind turbine sections through the port. In turn, this clean-energy industry is generating port revenue and third-party jobs for stevedores, ship line handlers, ...

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Posted on: August 7, 2019

PORT OF GALVESTON REPORTS STRONG SECOND QUARTER

Galveston Wharves announced business gains for the second quarter to round out a strong first half driven by substantial general cargoes volume. General cargoes, primarily wind turbine project cargo, increased by 104 percent over the second quarter in 201...

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Posted on: July 31, 2019

FUNDING PORT IMPROVEMENTS STRENGTHENS LOCAL ECONOMY

If you’ve been following the Port of Galveston in the news, you know that we reached a record $43.5 million in gross operating revenues in 2018. That gave us net revenues of $8 million after expenses.

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Posted on: July 7, 2019

PORT HAS A PLAN TO IMPROVE TRAFFIC

As the Port of Galveston plans for growth, improving traffic flow is a big piece of our strategy. I’d like to share a number of things we’re working on to reduce traffic on Harborside Drive and make it safer for pedestrians to cross be...

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Posted on: July 19, 2019

CRUISE PARKING, MOBILITY PRIORITIES AS PORT BUSINESS GROWS

Improving and enhancing cruise parking and mobility in and around the Galveston Wharves are top priorities. That importance is reflected in our Strategic Master Plan and in the creation of a new staff position.

This month we welcome Julio De Leon as the po...

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Posted on: July 15, 2019

PORT OF GALVESTON WELCOMES JULIO DE LEON AS MOBILITY DIRECTOR FOR PARKING DIVISION

GALVESTON, TX (July 15, 2019)  The Port of Galveston welcomed its newest staff member today.  Mr. Julio De Leon has been appointed as the Port’s first ever Mobility Director.

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Posted on: July 11, 2019

RUNNING PORT LIKE A BUSINESS THE KEY TO SUCCESS

With 30 years in banking and five years on the Galveston’s Wharves Board of Trustees, I’ve been impressed with the Port of Galveston staff’s progress to strengthen the port’s financial and operational performance.Certainly the city of Galveston’s greatest...

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Posted on: July 9, 2019

PORT OF GALVESTON REPORTS RECORD REVENUES IN 2018; INDEPENDENT AUDITOR CONFIRMS CLEAN AUDIT

The Port of Galveston’s 2018 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR), released in June and confirmed by an independent audit, shows record operating revenues for fiscal year 2018.

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Posted on: June 24, 2019

PORT OF GALVESTON AN ECONOMIC ENGINE & ISLAND TREASURE

The Port of Galveston is many things to different people. For the men and women who work on the waterfront, it’s a source of income. For millions of cruise passengers, it’s the gateway to vacation adventures.

Many are drawn to the waterfront for its histor...

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Posted on: June 3, 2019

PORT OF GALVESTON CHARTS NEW COURSE

The Port of Galveston is continuing to build on its momentum from a banner year in 2018. Excellent early financial results show that the Port continues its upward trajectory in terms of revenue, passengers, and local economic impact. With this continued s...

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Posted on: May 7, 2019

ENCHANTMENT OF THE SEAS SETS SAIL ON FIRST CRUISE FROM GALVESTON

Royal Caribbean International’s Enchantment of the Seas began its home port seasonal sailing itinerary from the Port of Galveston with a 7 day Western Caribbean cruise on Monday, May 6, 2019.

“We are excited to welcome yet another Royal Caribbean ship, Enc...

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Posted on: April 22, 2019

PORT OF GALVESTON REPORTS STRONG FIRST QUARTER

The Galveston Wharves announced results for the month of March to round out a strong first quarter driven by substantial general cargoes volume. General cargoes, specifically wind energy increased by 3,691 percent year-over-year when compared to March 201...

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Posted on: March 11, 2019

VISION OF THE SEAS AGAIN SAILING FROM PORT OF GALVESTON

Royal Caribbean International’s Vision of the Seas once again began its home port seasonal sailing itinerary from the Port of Galveston with a 5 day Western Caribbean cruise on Monday.

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Posted on: March 4, 2019

PORT OF GALVESTON WELCOMES NEW CHIEF OF POLICE

The Port of Galveston welcomed its newest staff member on Monday, March 4.  Mr. Kenneth Brown has been appointed as the Port’s new Chief of Police.

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Posted on: February 12, 2019

PORT ENDS YEAR WITH CRUISE MILESTONES

The Port of Galveston announced that it achieved a new milestone in 2018, with 1,966,176 passenger movements, surpassing previous passenger volumes and setting a record as the busiest year since the port began its cruise business on September 30, 2000. In...

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Posted on: February 1, 2019

YEAR IN REVIEW: 2018

Year in Review: 2018 

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Posted on: January 17, 2019

POG ENTERS INTO 10 YEAR AGREEMENT WITH DISNEY CRUISE LINE

The Port of Galveston announced today that it has finalized a new agreement with Disney Cruise Line extending preferential berthing agreement rights at the Port for an additional 10 years with an option to renew for two additional five year periods effect...

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Posted on: December 13, 2018

PORT OF GALVESTON CELEBRATES MAJOR MILESTONE

(Galveston, TX) Dec. 10, 2018  The Port of Galveston is excited to announce that on Sunday, December 9, 2018, it welcomed its 10 millionth passenger to embark from the port’s cruise terminal. The Port began cruise operations ...

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Posted on: December 5, 2018

PORT OF GALVESTON AND ROYAL CARIBBEAN SIGN MOU FOR NEW CRUISE TERMINAL

Galveston, TX, Dec. 5, 2018 -The Board of Trustees of the Galveston Wharves formally announced on Wednesday, December 5 that it has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. setting out the general terms for a new ...

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Posted on: November 21, 2018

PORT OF GALVESTON WELCOMES NEW DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC SAFETY

Galveston, TX- (Nov. 28, 2018) – The Port of Galveston welcomed its newest staff member yesterday at the Board of Trustees of the Galveston Wharves board meeting. Mr. Kenneth Campbell has been appointed as the Port’s Director of Public S...

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Posted on: November 26, 2018

CONTINUED STRONG CARGO AND CRUISE PASSENGER VOLUME GROWTH Port on Course for Record Year

Galveston, TX-November 26, 2018 – The Galveston Wharves announced results for the month of September 2018 to round out a strong third quarter driven by substantial cargo volume, and an increase in cruise passenger capacity. Containerized cargo i...

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Posted on: September 24, 2018

CARNIVAL VISTA SETS SAIL FROM GALVESTON

Galveston, TX (Sept. 23, 2018) –The Port of Galveston is pleased to announce that Carnival Cruise Lines newest, largest, and most innovative ship, Carnival Vista, sailed on its first voyage from its new homeport today. 

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Posted on: September 10, 2018

PORT PROMOTES MILUTIN TO DIRECTOR OF PORT OPERATIONS

The Port of Galveston recently announced that Mr. Brett Milutin has been promoted from Harbormaster to Director of Port Operations. Milutin will report directly to Rodger Rees, CEO/Port Director. 

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Posted on: August 21, 2018

PORT OF GALVESTON BOND RATING UPGRADED by S&P GLOBAL

Standard and Poor’s Global (S&P Global)  recently announced an upgrade to the Port of Galveston’s bond rating from a “BBB+” to an “A-“. The new investment grade rating has a stable outlook.The upgrade reflects the application of S&P Globa...

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Posted on: July 26, 2018

SHIP CALLS and CARGO VOLUMES CONTINUE to GROW

The Port of Galveston announced on Thursday strong results for the month of June 2018. Total vessel calls for the month increased approximately 18 percent year-over-year compared to June 2017 and improved 28 percent year-to-date over last year. Total carg...

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Posted on: June 21, 2018

PORT OF GALVESTON ASSISTS IN GUATAMALAN VOLCANO RELIEF EFFORTS

PORT OF GALVESTON ASSISTS IN GUATAMALAN VOLCANO RELIEF EFFORTS

(Galveston,
TX) June 19, 2018
 The Port of Galveston assisted incoordinating the shipment of relief supplies for families displaced by the
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Posted on: June 8, 2018

PORT OF GALVESTON WINS THREE NATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS AWARDS

(Galveston, TX) June 8, 2018 The Port of Galveston is pleased to announce that it will receive three top honors in the annual American Association of Port Authorities Communications Awards Competition. 

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Posted on: May 9, 2018

FIFTY CLUB HONORS PORT POLICE OFFICER

Galveston, TX (May 8, 2018) –The Board of Trustees of the Galveston Wharves (Port of Galveston) is proud to recognize Officer Clay Garrison as the recipient of the Fifty Club “Officer of the Year” award for outstanding achievement while serving 2017.

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Posted on: April 25, 2018

SHIP CALLS AND CARGO VOLUME ON THE RISE AT PORT OF GALVESTON

GALVESTON, TX -April 18, 2018 - The Port of Galveston announced on Wednesday strong results for the month of March 2018. Total vessel calls for the month increased approximately 63 percent compared to March 2017 and improved to 33 percent year-to-date ove...

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Posted on: April 24, 2018

PORT RECEIVES HIGHEST REWARD FOR FINANCIAL REPORTING

L-R: Rodger Rees, Port Director/CEO, Mark Murchison, Finance Director, E.L. "Ted" O'Rourke, Chairman 

Galveston, TX (April 24, 2018) –The Board of Trustees of the Galveston Wharves (Port of Galveston) was recently awarded the Certificate...

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Posted on: April 5, 2018

PORT OF GALVESTON CELEBRATES 3RD ANNUAL PORTS DAY

GALVESTON, TX (April 5, 2018) -The Port of Galveston is proud to mark April 5th as Western Hemisphere Ports Day. Led by the American Association of Port Authorities, the Port of Galveston joins hundreds of ports in North, Central and South America, and th...

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Posted on: January 12, 2018

PORT OF GALVESTON ENDS YEAR WITH CRUISE MILESTONE

GALVESTON, TX (January 11, 2018) The Port of Galveston announced that it achieved a new milestone in December 2017, embarking 113,488 passengers, surpassing previous passenger volumes and setting a record as the busiest month since the port began its crui...

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Posted on: December 20, 2017

PORT OF GALVESTON WELCOMES NEW DIRECTOR OF ADMINISTRATION

GALVESTON, Texas (December 18, 2017) - The Port of Galveston welcomed its newest staff member today. Laura C. Camcioglu is the Port's new Director of Administration. 

Ms. Camcioglu will lead the
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Posted on: November 16, 2017

CCL TO INCREASE CAPACITY ON SHORT CRUISE PROGRAM FROM GALVESTON WITH ARRIVAL OF CARNIVAL DREAM

GALVESTON, TX (November 16, 2017) – Building upon its position as the leader in Gulf Coast cruising, Carnival Cruise Line has announced it will expand capacity on its short cruise offerings from Galveston beginning in 2019.

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Posted on: November 7, 2017

VISION OF THE SEAS SETS SAIL ON FIRST CRUISE FROM GALVESTON

GALVESTON, Texas (November 7, 2017)- Royal Caribbean International’s Vision of the Seas began its home port seasonal sailing itinerary from the Port of Galveston with a 5 day Western Caribbean cruise on Monday, November 6, 2017.  

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Posted on: December 13, 2017

PORT OF GALVESTON APPOINTS NEW PORT DIRECTOR

GALVESTON, Texas (Dec.13, 2017) – The Board of Trustees of the Galveston Wharves is pleased to announce that Rodger E. Rees has been appointed as Port Director for the Port of Galveston. Mr. Rees will assume his new role at the Port of Galveston effective...

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Posted on: October 6, 2017

PORT OF GALVESTON MAJOR ECONOMIC CONTRIBUTOR TO NORTH AMERICA'S CRUISE INDUSTRY

GALVESTON, Texas (Oct. 6, 2017) – The Port of Galveston remains the fourth busiest cruise port in the U.S. based upon number of embarking passengers according to a recent study prepared by Business Research and Economic Advisors (BREA) for the Cruise Line...

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Posted on: September 15, 2017

PORT OF GALVESTON AWARDED $1 MILLION FEDERAL SECURITY GRANT

Galveston, Texas (Sept. 15, 2017) - The Port
of Galveston is pleased to announce that it has received a $1 million grantfrom the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).  The grant was awarded through the 
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Posted on: September 14, 2017

PORT OF GALVESTON OPEN FOR BUSINESS AS OF SEPTEMBER 1

Galveston, Texas (Sept. 7, 2017) – Despite some confusion in media reports, the Port of Galveston is open for business. The port has been fully operational since reopening Sept. 1 when the United States Coast Guard (USCG) lifted all traffic restrictions t...

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Posted on: August 28, 2017

PORT OF GALVESTON NAMES DIRECTOR OF ENGINEERING, MAINTENANCE, AND ENVIRONMENTAL AFFAIRS

GALVESTON, Texas (August 1, 2017) – The Port of Galveston welcomed its newest staff member today. Humberto A. Leal is the Port’s new Director of Engineering, Maintenance, and Environmental Affairs. 

 

Mr. Leal will lead the Port's
Enginee...

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Posted on: April 3, 2017

PORT OF CALL: WELCOME MS AMADEA

GALVESTON, TX (April 3, 2017) - On Monday,
April 3, 2017 the MS Amadea of Phoenix Reisen Cruise Lines will call at thePort of Galveston. The four star plus rated ship, owned and operated by Phoenix
Reisen Cruise Line arrives with app...

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Posted on: December 22, 2005

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