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SubjectDatePriority
WGMA Important Update - CBP Houston/Galveston Seaport Implements Temporary Vessel Entrance and Clearance Procedures03/31/2020 Normal
SHG MSIB 15-20: Sector Houston-Galveston Hazardous Condition Attestation03/31/2020 Normal
Port of Houston Region Status Update - March 3103/31/2020 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 03/31/2020 Normal
COVID-19 & Close contact03/31/2020 Normal
Houston Pilots Association COVID - 19 03/31/2020 Normal
Update: New Exemption Process for Texas Quarantine Orders03/30/2020 Normal
Port of Houston Region Status Update - March 3003/30/2020 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 03/30/2020 Normal
Port of Houston Region Status Update - March 2903/29/2020 Normal
Port of Houston Region Status Update - March 2903/29/2020 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 03/29/2020 Normal
Port of Houston Region Status Update - March 2803/28/2020 Normal
Texas Quarantine Order Impact on Mariners03/28/2020 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 03/28/2020 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 03/27/2020 Normal
Port of Houston Region Status Update - March 2703/27/2020 Normal
USCG Updates COVID – 19 03/26/2020 Normal
COVID - 19 Daily Update // Port of Houston Region Status Update - March 2603/26/2020 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 03/26/2020 Normal
Port of Houston Region Status Update - March 2503/25/2020 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 03/25/2020 Normal
FW: WGMA Daily Industry Update Report03/24/2020 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 03/24/2020 Normal
CBP/DHS Update: Temporary Restrictions on Crew Shore Leave03/23/2020 Normal
~~ CBP HOUSTON - CREW CHANGES ~~03/23/2020 Normal
Port of Houston Region Status Update - March 2303/23/2020 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 03/23/2020 Normal
GHPB - Port of Houston Region Status Update - March 2203/22/2020 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 03/22/2020 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 03/21/2020 Normal
Port of Houston Region Status Update - March 2103/21/2020 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 03/20/2020 Normal
Latest COVID-19 Guidelines and Moran Shipping Agencies03/19/2020 Normal
FW: **New Coast Guard MSIBs**03/19/2020 Normal
USCG MSIB 07-20, dated 03/18/2020 // Ports and Facilities MSIB for Corona Virus.03/19/2020 Normal
Update on the Port of Houston - The port is still open for business03/19/2020 Normal
Houston Ship Channel Update 03/19 0740 Resumed boarding outbound vessel traffic // Inbound vessel traffic remains open (Two way traffic)03/19/2020 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 03/19/2020 Normal
COVID INFORMATION TO SHIPS - UPDATED 18-MAR-2003/18/2020 Normal
Houston // Open to inbound vessel traffic only03/18/2020 Normal
Houston // Open to all vessel traffic 03/18/2020 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 03/18/2020 Normal
Galveston/Texas City Channel Update03/18/2020 Normal
Galveston/Texas City Channel Update03/17/2020 Normal
Freeport // Closed to all vessel traffic03/17/2020 Normal
Galveston/Texas City Channel Update03/17/2020 Normal
Brazos Pilots Association Notice of Port Freeport Condition Update03/17/2020 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 03/17/2020 Normal
Galveston/Texas City Channel Update03/17/2020 Normal
Houston // Closed to all vessel traffic 03/17/2020 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 03/16/2020 Normal
Galveston/Texas City Channel Update03/16/2020 Normal
Houston // Open to outbound vessel traffic only03/15/2020 Normal
Houston // Closed to all vessel traffic 03/15/2020 Normal
Houston // Closed to all vessel traffic 03/15/2020 Normal
Freeport // Closed to all vessel traffic (All vessel traffic will resume 1200/15th March)03/15/2020 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 03/15/2020 Normal
Houston // Open to all vessel traffic 03/15/2020 Normal
Houston // Closed to all vessel traffic 03/15/2020 Normal
Freeport // Closed to all vessel traffic03/14/2020 Normal
Houston // Open to all vessel traffic 03/14/2020 Normal
Houston // Open to outbound vessel traffic only03/14/2020 Normal
Freeport // Closed to all vessel traffic03/14/2020 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 03/14/2020 Normal
Houston // Closed to all vessel traffic 03/13/2020 Normal
Houston // Open to all vessel traffic 03/13/2020 Normal
Houston Pilots COVID 19 Prevention03/13/2020 Normal
CBP Guidance for Crew03/13/2020 High
Galveston/Texas City Channel Update03/13/2020 Normal
Houston Ship Channel opened to outbound traffic only 0555/13 March 2020 03/13/2020 Normal
Galveston/Texas City Channel Update03/13/2020 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 03/13/2020 Normal
Houston Ship Channel opened to all traffic at 1105/12 March 2020 03/12/2020 Normal
Freeport // Open to all vessel traffic03/12/2020 Normal
Houston Ship Channel Update03/12/2020 Normal
Galveston/Texas City Channel Update03/12/2020 Normal
Houston Ship Channel opened to outbound traffic only 0830/12 March 2020 03/12/2020 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 03/12/2020 Normal
WGMA Port Coordination Team Conference Call #2 - March 12th Houston Ship Channel Fog Update03/12/2020 Normal
Houston Ship Channel update03/12/2020 Normal
Port of Freeport Update 03/12/2020 Normal
HOUSTON SHIP CHANNEL CLOSED AT 1700/11TH MARCH DUE TO FOG03/11/2020 Normal
Houston Ship Channel opened to outbound traffic only 1220/11 March 202003/11/2020 Normal
Revised COVID MSIB issued by Sector Houston-Galveston03/11/2020 Normal
Port of Freeport Update 03/11/2020 Normal
WGMA Port Coordination Team Conference Call - March 11th Houston Ship Channel Fog Update03/11/2020 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 03/11/2020 Normal
Houston Ship Channel closed 0430/11 March 2020 acct dense fog 03/11/2020 Normal
Houston Ship Channel Update 03/11/2020 Normal
Revised COVID MSIB issued by Sector Houston-Galveston Additional pdf's Added03/10/2020 Normal
Freeport // Open to all vessel traffic03/10/2020 Normal
Revised COVID MSIB issued by Sector Houston-Galveston03/10/2020 Normal
Houston Ship Channel Update 03/10/2020 Normal
Houston Ship Channel update 03/10/2020 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 03/10/2020 Normal
Houston Ship Channel Update // Correction 03/10/2020 Normal
Houston Ship Channel Update03/10/2020 Normal
Galveston/Texas City Channel Update03/10/2020 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 03/09/2020 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 03/08/2020 Normal
NOAA Houston / Galveston Sea fog outlook for next week03/07/2020 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 03/07/2020 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 03/06/2020 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 03/05/2020 Normal
Houston Ship Channel opened to all traffic 1622/04 March 202003/04/2020 Normal
Galveston/Texas City Channel Update03/04/2020 Normal
Houston Ship Channel closed to all traffic 1319/04 March 202003/04/2020 Normal
Galveston/Texas City Channel Update03/04/2020 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 03/04/2020 Normal
Galveston/Texas City Channel Update03/04/2020 Normal
Galveston/Texas City Channel Update03/04/2020 Normal
Port of Freeport Update03/03/2020 Normal
Galveston/Texas City Channel Update03/03/2020 Normal
Houston Ship Channel Closure03/03/2020 Normal
Houston Ship Channel Update 03/03/2020 High
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 03/03/2020 Normal
Galveston/Texas City Channel Update03/03/2020 Normal
Port of Freeport Update 03/03/2020 Normal
Houston Ship Channel Update03/03/2020 Normal
HOUSTON - **UPDATE** MSIB 09-2020: Sector Houston-Galveston 2019 Novel Coronavirus Screening03/02/2020 Normal
FW: **UPDATE** MSIB 09-2020: Sector Houston-Galveston 2019 Novel Coronavirus Screening03/02/2020 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 03/02/2020 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 03/01/2020 Normal

 Daily Port Update

Subject:Port of Houston Region Status Update - March 31
Date:Tuesday, March 31, 2020
Priority:Normal
Notice:

From: Greater Houston Port Bureau <alavorgna@txgulf.org>
Sent: Tuesday, March 31, 2020 8:21 AM
To: Bob Lain <blain@moranshipping.com>
Subject: Port of Houston Region Status Update - March 31

Port of Houston Region Status Update - March 31

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<span-size:9.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:#141414">March 31, 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, 34 departures, and 3 shifts yesterday. This is slightly more than average.

·     <span-size:9.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:#333333">For today, they have already completed 7 arrivals and 2 departures. They have boarded 3 arrivals, 4 departures, and 2 shifts, and there are 12 arrivals, 7 departures, and 1 shift in the queue.

·     CAPT Diehl’s monthly “Captain’s Corner” discusses what business leaders should start thinking about in case they have a COVID-19 case at their business.

·     <span-size:9.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:#333333">The Houston Pilots have updated their COVID-19 preventative measures.

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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. The Board will meet at 9:00 am today. Click here for instructions on how to submit comments and livestream the meeting. (Last update 3/30)

·     Carnival Cruise Line<span-size:9.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:#333333"> announced on March 30 that they would be canceling sailings through May 11.

·     Royal Caribbean Cruises<span-size:9.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:#333333"> has asked for a one-year extension to begin construction on its new $100 million cruise terminal. This is on the agenda for today’s Board meeting. They announced on March 31 that sailings through May 11 would be canceled.

·     Port of Corpus Christi<span-size:9.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:#333333"> continues normal operations and does not anticipate significant impacts by the “stay at home” order issued March 25 by Nueces County. (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 3/31)

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·     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 3/20)

·     Port of South Louisiana<span-size:9.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:#333333"> cargo operations continue as normal. (Last update 3/30)

·     <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">(Update) The Governor of Texas has issued an order effective at noon on March 28 requiring that persons arriving by air from New York, New Jersey, Connecticut or New Orleans be quarantined for 14 days. As of noon on March 30, the order will be extended to include the states of California, Louisiana, and Washington, and the cities of Atlanta, Chicago, Detroit, and Miami. Note that the quarantine orders for Louisiana apply to both air and road travel.

·     <span-size:9.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:#333333">Companies can request a waiver for critical infrastructure employees: https://tdem.texas.gov/ga-11-and-ga-12-travel-exemption-form/

·     <span-size:9.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:#333333">March 30: Judge Hidalgo said in a press briefing that Harris County’s ‘stay home, work safe’ order will be extended past April 3, but a target date has not been set.

·     <span-size:9.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:#333333">March 30: The Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas released its monthly Texas Manufacturing Outlook, showing a sharp contraction in manufacturing. Several key indices are the lowest they have been since the Great Recession in 2009. The Dallas Fed also released findings from a series of special questions regarding COVID-19, showing that 83.5% of responding businesses have increased uncertainty about their businesses.

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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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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- information.