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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.

There’s no magic to how we did it. ...

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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.

In this new position, De Leon will oversee...

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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.

The external auditor reviewed the port’s financial ...

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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.

 “We are delighted to have Vision of the S...

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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.

In his new position, Mr. Brown will under the direction of the Director of Public Safety ...

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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. 

The arrival of the 133,500-...

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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. 

"Having been employed with the Port for over ...

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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
volcanic eruption in Guatemala....

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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: February 9, 2018

HARBORMASTER RECEIVES PUBLIC SERVICE COMMENDATION

GALVESTON TX  (February 9, 2018) Mr. Brett Milutin, the Port of Galveston’s Harbormaster, was recently recognized by the United States Coast Guard for his service to the regional port community during Hurricane Harvey. &nbs...

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Posted on: February 2, 2018

GALVESTON ISLAND PORT OF CALL COMMITTEE STEAMS AHEAD

GALVESTON, TX (February 2, 2018) - The Galveston Island Port of Call Committee, created in mid-2017 by the Board of Trustees of the Galveston Wharves at the request of Board Chairman E.L. “Ted” O’Rourke,  met on Tuesday, January 31, with Stefano ...

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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
Port's Administration Department. She is responsibl...

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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 
2017 Port Securit...

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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. 

 

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Posted on: June 9, 2017

PORT TO HOST FIRST COMMUNITY OPEN HOUSE

In an effort to engage the community, the Port of Galveston is inviting the public to meet and mingle with members of the port and several port businesses at its community open house on Friday, June 9. The event will take place in Cruise Terminal 2.

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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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