Greater Houston Port Bureau Announces New Officers for 2021
January 19, 2021
HOUSTON – The Greater Houston Port Bureau (“Port Bureau”) board of directors has elected Bernt A. Netland, president and CEO of Intercontinental Terminals Company, to serve as the chairman of the board, effective January 1, 2021. Additionally, the board of directors elected Vincent DiCosimo, Targa Resources, as 1st vice chairman; Kirk Jackson, Suderman & Young Towing Company, as 2nd vice chairman; and April Bailey, Amegy Bank, as secretary-treasurer. These officers will serve through 2023.
“I am humbled and honored by the trust you have put in me. The Port Bureau sits at the center of the vibrant and dynamic business community that has its home along the Houston Ship Channel,” said Chairman Netland. “I have made the Ship Channel my professional home for the last 27 years, and I have been lucky enough to be part of some of the tremendous growth we have seen during this time.”
Chairman Netland also said, “The Port Bureau is about bringing people together, sharing information, solving common problems, and providing advocacy. Today we stand in front of several opportunities, the main being generational: Project 11 – the widening and deepening of the Houston Ship Channel. This project will transform the port’s future, creating further growth, unmatched efficiency, and supreme safety. The Port Bureau will stay the course and work hard to support widening and deepening.”
Marcia Faschingbauer, Excargo, was also elected to the executive committee of the board of directors. New board members include Sharon Beemer, Vopak; Paul Matejowsky, ExxonMobil; and Adam Smith, BWC Terminals.
About the Greater Houston Port Bureau
For more than 90 years, the Greater Houston Port Bureau, a non-profit trade organization, has been helping its more than 220 member companies work together to promote cooperation and efficiency within the maritime community in the Houston region. The Greater Houston Port Bureau provides advocacy, networking, vessel information, and port information, for the Houston maritime region. The Port Bureau is a member of the Maritime Information Systems of North America (MISNA), a coalition of marine exchanges maintaining vessel movement data for their respective regions. The port of Houston region is the busiest port in vessel and barge movements and the largest U.S. port by tonnage with over 200 docks and 270 facilities. The port is also home to the largest petrochemical manufacturing complex in the U.S. For more information, visit www.txgulf.org or call 713-678-4300.