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Shell Oil Company Recognized as Greater Houston Port Bureau's "2018 Maritime Company of the Year" at Annual Maritime Dinner


Shell Oil Company ("Shell") was honored with the prestigious "Maritime
Company of the Year" award at the Greater Houston Port Bureau's 89th
Annual Maritime Dinner on August 18, 2018.

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April Bailey, Port Bureau Dinner Committee Chairperson, and CAPT Bill Diehl, Port Bureau President,  ...

April Bailey, Port Bureau Dinner Committee Chairperson, and CAPT Bill Diehl, Port Bureau President, presenting Lori Ryerkerk, Shell with a replica model of the USS Constitution as the Maritime Company of the Year. (Photo: Business Wire)

More than 700 industry executives, government officials and industry
leaders attended the event to recognize Shell. David Grzebinski,
president and CEO of Kirby Corporation, served as keynote speaker in the

Grzebinski applauded Shell's leadership in safety by stating "Shell
people at every level, from the top to the bottom, show a deep, personal
concern for their vendors' people at every level."

A replica of the USS Constitution was presented in recognition of
Shell's investments, achievements, and its continuing commitment to
improving shipping in the port of Houston and globally. Lori Ryerkerk,
executive vice president for Shell Global Manufacturing, representing
Shell at the Annual Maritime Dinner, accepted the award on behalf of

"It is really my honor tonight to accept this award on behalf of the
3,500 maritime and shipping employees around the world and more than
6,000 Houston-based employees of Shell we have here," said Ryerkerk.

In confirming Shell's dedication to improving the maritime industry,
Ryerkerk noted a collaborative effort between Shell, the Greater Houston
Port Bureau, and key maritime companies to optimize vessel transits in
the Houston port region. "Increasing efficient movements is the final
part of how we collectively will sustain the Houston port region as the
premier petrochemical port manufacturing complex in the U.S."

In addition to the keynote recognition and award presentation, City of
Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner provided a city proclamation, and Harris
County Commissioner Jack Morman of Precinct 2 presented a county

The event was held at the Bayou City Event Center.

About the Greater Houston Port Bureau

The Greater Houston Port Bureau is a member-driven non-profit dedicated
to promoting the maritime community, providing vessel movement
information, and offering member companies premier networking and
advertising opportunities to drive business and further the common goals
of the regional maritime industry. Learn more about the Greater Houston
Port Bureau at

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