Breakbulk Americas connects shippers, breakbulk and project cargo companies from all across globe

Breakbulk Americas, the largest exhibition of its kind in the Americas, which brings top-tier shippers together with breakbulk and project cargo service providers, drew a total attendance of 4,555, including 326 exhibiting companies and 462 cargo owners in 2017.

The event, which connects the industrial supply chain in North America, Central America, South America and the Caribbean, was Oct 17-19 at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston.

Tucker Company Worldwide’s Jeff Tucker says refineries can save millions by 'taking control of their inbound freight’

The Business Journal had an opportunity to speak with Jeff Tucker, CEO of Tucker Company Worldwide, at Breakbulk Americas 2017. Tucker’s company participated in the conference for the first time, although it has a rich history of being America’s oldest privately held freight brokerage. Tucker Company Worldwide is a family held, third generation Corporation spanning over 56 years. And although it is headquartered in Haddonfield, New Jersey, the third-party logistics services company helps businesses all over North America increase their profitability and improve their efficiency.

Motiva advances Gift of Life Healthcare Services for Southeast Texas Women

Through the generous support of Motiva, more than 30 medically underserved Southeast Texas women recently received free Gift of Life clinical breast exams and mammograms on the UTMB mobile van located at the West Side Development Center in Port Arthur, as well as preventative healthcare screenings, including blood glucose, blood pressure and cholesterol, provided in partnership with the Port Arthur Health Department.

Motiva representatives attended the site to warmly greet clients.

Texas legislators honored at Seafarers’ Gala Oct. 24

Texas State Rep. for District 22 Joe Deshotel and Texas State Senator for District 4 Brandon Creighton were both honored at the Seafarers’ Center of Beaumont Gala on Tuesday, Oct. 24, with the Tom Jackson Sabine Neches Waterway Outstanding Service Award.

The award was created to honor those who realize the importance of the Sabine-Neches Waterway and act to improve and develop the waterway’s potential with sustained and measurable results.