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EDMONDS TO DISCUSS PORT’S ROLE IN STIMULATING REGION’S ECONOMY AT PARTNERSHIP LUNCHEON

James T. Edmonds, Chairman of the Port of Houston Authority, will address members of the business community on the Port’s role in promoting economic advancement in the region at the Greater Houston Partnership’s annual State of the Port luncheon.

A major economic driver for the region and the state, the Port of Houston is ranked first in the United States in foreign waterborne tonnage and second in total tonnage. The port is a 25-mile-long complex of diversified public and private facilities located just a few hours’ sailing time from the Gulf of Mexico. More than 225 million tons of cargo moved through the port in 2007. A total of 8,053 vessel calls were recorded at the Port of Houston during the year 2008.

The facility boasts an impressive listing of firsts, from unloading the world’s first container ship to becoming the country’s first port to achieve ISO 14001 compliance.

WHO:
Greater Houston Partnership
James T. Edmonds, Chairman, Port of Houston Authority

WHAT:
State of the Port Luncheon

WHEN:
November 11, 2009
11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

WHERE:
Westin Galleria
5060 W. Alabama
Houston, Texas

Luncheon seating is limited to working media. Please RSVP to Rachel D. Graham at rgraham@houston.org or 713-844-3663.

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