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Texas Port Transportation Corridors - Critical for Industry Economic Success

By Hector L. Rivero, President & CEO, Texas Chemical Council and the Association of Chemical Industry of Texas.

The need for Texas Port Transportation Corridors is critical for chemical industry economic success. These port corridors will ensure a safe and efficient route for industries near our Texas ports to transport container shipments for export to their customers. Port Transportation Corridors will make Texas more competitive with ports around the world by utilizing special “heavy haul” corridors requiring state permits that allow manufacturers to safely transport full container shipments to nearby ports.

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Coastal Spine is Needed to Protect our Industry and our Communities

By Hector L. Rivero, President & CEO, Texas Chemical Council and Association of Chemical Industry of Texas.

As we approach hurricane season, we are reminded of the devastation caused by previous storms along the Texas Coast. In 2008, Hurricane Ike was the third costliest storm event in U.S. history with an estimated $30 billion in damage, but was actually considered a “near miss”. Had Ike made landfall 30 miles to the southwest, the damage would have devastated one of the most populated regions in the country and crippled industry along the Houston Ship Channel that serve as a vital economic artery to the country and the world.

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Houston Ship Channel Golf Tournament

July 10, 2017

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Houston Ship Channel Reverse Trade Show

August 22, 2017

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ACIT South Texas Legislative Update

September 20, 2017

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