Galveston Wharves Going Green

by CEO and Port Director Rodger Rees Let’s talk trash. Galveston Wharves is implementing a number of waste reduction initiatives as part of our voluntary Green Marine environmental certification. Implementing recycling programs in our facilities, using sustainable paper products and limiting the use of plastic bottles are some of the steps we’ll be taking. We’re […]

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Coastal Texas Study Coming Oct 30th

The Army Corps of Engineers’ “Coastal Texas Study” will be released October 30th. The study, combining the Ike Dike concept and the Coastal Spine concept, creating a plan for Galveston, Galveston Bay and Houston Ship Channel is the result of five and half years of study by the Corps. Among other things, the project will […]

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Galveston Island Port Receives $3.75m Grant for New Internal Roadway

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 awarded the grant as part of the 2019-2020 Port Access Program. Construction of the $5 million project is planned to begin in August […]

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Port of Galveston Approves $129 Million in New Projects

The port’s board unanimously approved a list of 17 projects, estimated to cost more than $128.7 million, as its top priorities. The list includes improvements to roads on the interior of the port property, the construction of a new 1,500-space parking garage near the port’s cruise terminals and the filling in of a slip on […]

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$500 Million LNG Fuel Facility Pitched for Pelican Island

Citing an increase in the number of ships running on liquified natural gas, a company has approached the Port of Galveston about building an LNG fuel facility on Pelican Island. The facility, which might cost as much as $500 million to build, would fill fuel-supplying bunker ships with liquid gas, according to a proposal by […]

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