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Women in Maritime Happy Hour: Cruising on the Houston Ship Channel

with Taylor Dickerson/Kirby & USCG on the OBSERVER

Monday, April 3, 2023
4:00 PM - 7:30 PM (CDT)
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Event Details

This is a preregistered event only-no walk-ins. You must be onboard the Observer by 4 PM as it leaves the dock at 4:30 PM.

Join Taylor Dickerson and Captain Stephanie Cavaliere from Kirby Corp. and CDR Corinna Ott, USCG for a special networking event for women in the maritime and logistics industry aboard the Kirby Observer boat! Hosted by the Greater Houston Port Bureau, the event will take place on Monday, April 3, 4:00-7:30 p.m., and embark from Kirby’s Old River Fleet-Gate 6, 16524 DeZavala in Channelview.

Learn about the Houston Ship Channel in real time on the Kirby Observer--what moves on the water and what are the rules of navigating the waterway serving the largest petrochemical manufacturing facility in the U.S. and the largest container port in the Gulf of Mexico.

The Houston Ship Channel has more than 272 public and private facilities, housing chemical plants, refineries, petroleum storage facilities, container facilities, and other industrial facilities. It is also a vital economic engine bringing $339 billion in economic value to the state of Texas and $801.9 billion in U.S. economic impact nationwide. It supports the creation of nearly 1.35 million jobs in Texas, along with 3.2 million jobs in the U.S.

With the 52-mile Houston Ship Channel serving as a foundation, the greater port of Houston handles more cargo and exports than any other port in the nation. It is the largest port in Texas and the busiest U.S. deep-draft international trade waterway, accounting for nearly 60 percent of deep-draft vessel arrivals in Texas.  The greater port of Houston region is also busier than the ports of Los Angeles/Long Beach and New York/New Jersey, combined.

We encourage our women membership to attend and bring early and mid-career women from their organization as their guests. This is a free event and includes food and drink. You must register and provide your driver’s license number when registering to attend and show that ID when checking in for the event. No walk-ins will be accepted. The Observer will leave the dock promptly at 4:30 PM


ID: Include your Driver’s License or TWIC Card when registering and bring that ID to show when checking in to board the boat at the terminal.

Dress: flat shoes and pants


April 3
4:00 PM - 4:25 PM Check-in All attendees must show ID to board the Observer at check in by 4:25 PM. Push off is at 4:30 PM from the dock.
5:00 PM - 5:20 PM Presentations by Taylor Dickerson, Kirby Corp. and CDR Corinna Ott, USCG
5:20 PM - 7:30 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.