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Lunch & Logistics - November 2013

  • Tuesday, November 05, 2013
  • 11:15 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Bella Elegante - 300 Milam, Houston, Texas 77002


  • As a lunch sponsor, you'll receive one lunch, a display table, the opportunity to distribute literature, provide one-on-one networking, and display information about your company.
  • For members and their guests with timely reservations. Reservations must be made before 5:00pm on Friday before luncheon.
  • For registrations Nov 2 - 4
  • Become a member and $ave!
  • Registration between Nov 2 - 4
  • This category is reserved for Life Members
  • The Transportation Club of Houston Education Committee sponsors a limited number of seats for active students majoring in transportation, supply chain, logistics related areas. ALL student registrations must be endorsed by their college or university instructor. TCH membership is not a requirement.
  • Table of 8 - Bring customers or the office!

All no-shows will be billed if not canceled by 3pm on Friday before the luncheon.

TCH Members - To receive your discount, please register using your email address on file with the club.
Registration is closed

Presents Lunch & Logistics
Tuesday, November 5, 2013
11:15 AM - 1:00 PM

Bella Elegante
300 Milam
Houston, Texas 77002

**Please Note New Location - Main entrance is on Congress.
Market Square Parking Garage is attached and can be entered from either Milam St. or Louisiana St.

Featuring Guest Speaker
Captain Bill Diehl

Captain Bill Diehl

Greater Houston Port Bureau

Houston Ship Channel Security District:
Building a Ring of Steel

If security works, no one hears about it.  If it doesn’t, it can shut you down.  In 2010 Harris County Commissioners Court authorized the formation of the Houston Ship Channel Security District (Security District).  The Security District’s first project included creating a “Ring of Steel” to improve security along the upper 25 miles of the Houston Ship Channel.

Come hear CAPT Diehl give us an overview of the Security District, including what they have accomplished and what their plans are for hardening the “Ring of Steel.”

About Captain Bill Diehl

Captain Bill Diehl, U.S. Coast Guard (Ret.), is President of the Greater Houston Port Bureau, a maritime trade organization of 170 companies. 

Before coming to the Port Bureau, Bill served 31 years in the Coast Guard in a variety of challenging jobs including being the Senior US Diplomat at the Panama Canal.  His last assignment was command of the largest operational unit in the Coast Guard: Sector Houston-Galveston.  In this role he led 2,600 personnel in the highly successful response to Hurricane Ike in 2008.  The response included saving 235 lives, cleaning up 240 oil spills, and the largest waterway restoration effort in the history of the Coast Guard.

Bill came to the Port Bureau in 2009.  The Port Bureau supplies its companies with detail vessel traffic information and maritime expertise in safety, security, and environmental issues and has been instrumental in representing members, the Houston Ship Channel Security District, and the Greater Houston Coffee Association in front of state and federal legislators.  Bill is also active on many boards including the Houston International Seafarers Center and the Executive Board for the Greater Houston Partnership.   

Bill is a 1982 graduate of the Coast Guard Academy and later obtained a Masters Degree from the University of Michigan in Naval Architecture, Marine Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering.  He is a registered Professional Engineer in the state of Virginia.

Thanks to our TCH Corporate Sponsors

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