Port of Houston Receives Award from AAPA for Floating Trash Skimming Program

United Marine International PRESS RELEASE
May 14, 2004

The American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA) has given the Port of Houston Authority (PHA) an award for its development of a unique trash skimming program along the Buffalo Bayou, an important part of the regional watershed.

The Houston project, initially developed by Houston's Buffalo Bayou Partnership, was one of 152 entries submitted by 37 ports worldwide for consideration for the AAPA award.

PHA has prepared an informative report on this program to control "floatables".

Key conclusions of the report:

For the full 9 page report, with pictures, and the 1-page summary click the URL to AAPA's web site at


For more information, contact:
Lou Shenman, Vice President
United Marine International
700-76 Broadway PMB 301
Westwood, NJ 07675
Ph 201-664-7500
Fax 201-664-7501
Email: lshenman@aol.com
Web: http://www.trashskimmer.com