Port Houston Import Dwell Fee Updates – Effective June 26

Photo of container being lifted by a crane at Barbours Cut.

The following changes will be effective June 26, 2023. Import Dwell Fees will not be charged on days Port Houston container terminal gates are closed. In addition, the new rate for the Import Dwell Fee is $59.52.

Sustained Import Dwell Fee

  • Commencing on the eighth day after the expiration of free time (whether the commencement of such free time predates the effective date of the Sustained Import Dwell Fee), any such unit will be charged $59.52 per Gate Day.
  • “Gate Days” refers to all days other than days when Terminal truck gates are closed for scheduled terminal closures.

To access more information, please refer to:

  • Tariff No. 14, Additional rates, rules and regulations governing Barbours Cut Container Terminal
  • Tariff No. 15, Additional rates, rules and regulations governing Bayport Container Terminal

Please contact your Port Houston representative for additional support.

Thanks, Port Houston  

Welcome Nemak Trading & Investment Group – new Small Business member!

Nemak Trading & Investment Group

Nemak Trading & Investment Group is a Texas corporation integrated in Import-Export solutions and end-to-end supply chain management to the U.S. governmental agencies, the commercial sector clients in the challenging business environment of the United States and the International business community.

With our existing infrastructures, owned assets, cutting edge supply chain management and technology, we are equipped as a global supplier of goods with strong ability to serve various industry verticals throughout the United States and the globe.

Established nearly a decade ago, Nemak Trading & Investment Group offers custom solutions to every challenge in the areas of procurement, fuel, energy and automotive. We consistently strive to manage and serve some of the most advanced supply chain operations in a diverse range of industries. With a determined focus on simplifying complex supply chains, we are committed to providing the highest quality services to our clients in the United States and the world business community.

Click here for Nemak Trading & Investment Group’s contact information and to see the other GHCA members.

Registration closes soon for Nov. 13 Breakfast Seminar

Join the Coffee Association for its last Breakfast Seminar of 2018! Breakfast seminars are FREE to attend, but registration is required by Friday, Nov. 9.

Topic:
FSVP inspections started in 2017 and will continue to increase. Mr. Valenzuela will provide an overview of the recently-implemented FSVP and its program requirements. Based on completed inspections, he will share some of the inspection results and recommendations for the importing community so that they can be better prepared.

Cost: Free. Includes breakfast and coffee.
Date: November 13, 2018.
Registration & Breakfast: 8:45-9:00 am.
Program: 9:00-10:00 am.
Location: 4400 Hwy 225 E, Suite 200, Deer Park, TX 77536.
RSVP Required to cgomez@txgulf.org by Friday, November 9, 2018.

Or, RSVP online now at: https://greaterhoustoncoffeeassociation.org/event/breakfast-seminar-nov2018/

Blockchain technology offers coffee farmers brighter prospects

A large percentage of the world’s coffee is grown by small farmers earning less than $2 a day – and that amount may only be a promise on a sheet of carbon paper.  Bext360, a Denver-based company a little over a year-old, is seeking to perk up the outlook for these small coffee farmers. By applying technology, particularly the utilization of blockchains, the company seeks to improve the global supply chain for agricultural products. Bext360 is beginning with coffee, and if successful, these farmers could realize higher values for quality coffee in almost instantaneous transactions.

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Study shows coffee brews better group performance

Serving coffee could be the most important item on your meeting agenda. A new study by the Graduate School of Management at the University of California, Davis, shows drinking coffee makes people feel more positive about their individual performance and their group’s performance in group work. Researchers have explored the effects of coffee on individuals, but the new study is the first to examine the effects on performance in group tasks.

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