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Women in Maritime Happy Hour: Maritime Shipping Agents

Speakers from WGMA, Moran Shipping Agencies, and Host Agency LLC.

Tuesday, March 19, 2024
4:30 PM - 7:00 PM (CDT)
34 Seats Remaining

* Registration open until 3/15/24 at 5:00 PM (CST)

Event Details

The 52-mile Houston Ship Channel ("HSC") has more than 272 public and private facilities, housing chemical plants, refineries, petroleum storage facilities, container facilities, and other industrial facilities. More than 8,500 large vessel calls and 231,000 barge transits travel the HSC to these public and private facilities.

Who represents the shipowner, ship manager or charterer to help them complete ship-related declarations and other shipping agent work?

When a ship calls at a port, paying expenses are a high part of operating costs. It is impossible for shipowners, managers, and charterers to be present at every ship’s port call. Who, then, makes arrangements for a ship in port to complete timely operations without delays, avoiding high costs to shipowners or charterers? Who arranges for crew member replacement, provides for crew necessities, such as food and water, or exchanges local currency? Who escorts maintenance specialists onboard or ensures that customs documents and declarations are arranged with port authorities? Who provides real-time updates and reports on port calls or cargo operations for ship owners or charterers? Join us at the WGMA office on March 19 to find out. The event is free, but registration is required.

Come join us at the WGMA office on March 19 and find out. You must register. For sponsorship click the registration.

We encourage our women membership to attend and bring early and midcareer women from their organization as their guests. This is a free event and includes food and drink.


March 19
4:00 PM - 4:50 PM Check-in
5:15 PM - 5:30 PM Women in Maritime Presentation •  WGMA
• Jessica DiGiulio, Moran Shipping Agencies, Inc.
• Lindsay Hrones, Host Agency LLC

5:45 PM - 7:00 PM Networking

For More Information:

Andrea Lavorgna
Andrea Lavorgna
Marketing Manager/Editor Port Bureau News Magazine Greater Houston Port Bureau (713)678-4300x403

Thank you to our sponsors!


If you are interested in joining in as a sponsor, please contact Andrea LaVorgna at: or (713) 678-4300 x409. All sponsor logos will appear on all promotional event materials.