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Port Freeport's staff are here to help you meet your transportation goals. We have over 100 years of team experience in all types of international and domestic transportation management, regulations, engineering, and operations. We pledge to do our very best to impress you by finding out how a port fits into your business plan and filling that role. Call us today!

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Phyllis Saathoff

Executive Director/CEO

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Phyllis Saathoff

Executive Director/CEO

 

Phyllis Saathoff is an accomplished executive with over 25 years of service in the port industry.
She holds a Bachelor of Science in Accounting, from the University of Houston-Clear
Lake, is a certified public accountant and a certified Professional Port Manager®.

Phyllis began her maritime career at Port Freeport in 1992 serving as Managing Director and Interim
Executive Port Director/CEO before joining the Port of Houston Authority in October 2012. Phyllis
served in various capacities during her tenure at the Port of Houston Authority including, Chief
People Officer and Deputy Executive Director of Corporate Affairs. Phyllis returned to Port
Freeport in April 2016 as the Chief Executive Officer.

Under her leadership, Port Freeport has been successful in obtaining U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Chief’s Report to Congress to deepen the Freeport Harbor Channel to 56 feet, obtaining a 2020
“new start” designation for commencement of construction, securing federal funding, and
commencing dredging on the channel project in April 2021. Phyllis was also instrumental in
initiating the development and financing of the Port’s first container terminal and bringing new
business and investment to the Port.

Phyllis has been recognized as one of the Top 10 Women in Gulf Transportation by Gulf Shipper
Magazine. Past president of the National Association of Foreign-Trade Zones and former treasurer of
the Texas Gulf Ports Association, Saathoff currently serves as Chairwoman on the Port Authority
Advisory Committee to the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT), H-GAC Transportation Policy
Council member, President of the Texas Ports Association, and serves on the board of
directors for the National Waterways Conference. Phyllis also serves on the board of
directors and executive committee of the Economic Development Alliance of Brazoria County and as
a member of the University of Houston – Clear Lake College of Business Dean’s Advisory Council.

Port Freeport is a leading port in the export of crude oil and natural gas liquids and ranked
6th in chemicals, 15th in foreign waterborne tonnage, and 26th in containers. A 2019 Economic
Impact Study by Texas A&M Transportation Institute revealed that, nationally, the Freeport
Harbor Channel generates 279,780 jobs and has a total economic output of $149 billion. Port
Freeport serves Atlantic Container Lines, AMPORTS, BASF, Chiquita Fresh N.A., CEMEX,
CMA CGM, Dole Fresh Fruit, The Dow Chemical Company, Enterprise Products, Exxon Mobile,
Freeport LNG, Glovis, Grimaldi Lines, Hoegh Autoliners, Kirby Marine, Liberty Global Logistics,
Mammoet,MEGlobal, Phillips 66, Riviana Foods, Inc., Sallaum Lines, Tenaris, U.S Department of
Energy, Wallenius Wilhelmsen, and Vulcan Materials Company.

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Rob Lowe

Director of Administration and Chief Financial Officer

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Rob Lowe

Director of Administration and Chief Financial Officer

 

Rob Lowe joined Port Freeport in 2019 as Director of Administration and Chief Financial Officer (CFO) with responsibility for the accounting and financial reporting, treasury, risk management, financial analysis and human resource management.

Rob brings over 20 years of managerial experience including leading multi-business unit accounting activities, financial leadership support, acquisition integrations, contract reviews, and organizational designs.


Education

Rob earned a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from the University of South Carolina.


Personal

Rob is an active member of the local community as a volunteer board member of Boys and Girls Club of Brazoria County, as well as served on the Finance Committee of Brazosport Regional Health System. Rob, his wife, Michele, and their two children, Caroline and Cooper, have lived in Lake Jackson for 13 years.


Port Freeport

Port Freeport is a leading port in the export of crude oil and natural gas liquids and ranked 6th in chemicals, 15th in foreign waterborne tonnage, and 26th in containers. A 2019 Economic Impact Study by Texas A&M Transportation Institute revealed that, nationally, the Freeport Harbor Channel generates 279,780 jobs and has a total economic output of $149 billion. Port Freeport serves Atlantic Container Lines, AMPORTS, BASF, Chiquita Fresh N.A., CEMEX, CMA CGM, Dole Fresh Fruit, The Dow Chemical Company, Enterprise Products, Exxon Mobile, Freeport LNG, Glovis, Grimaldi Lines, Hoegh Autoliners, Kirby Marine, Liberty Global Logistics, Mammoet, MEGlobal, Phillips 66, Riviana Foods, Inc., Sallaum Lines, Tenaris, U.S Department of Energy, Wallenius Wilhelmsen, and Vulcan Materials Company.

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Jason Hull

Jason Hull

Director of Engineering

Jason Hull

Jason Hull

Director of Engineering

 

Jason Hull has been employed with Port Freeport since 2011. Since 2013, he has served the Port in
a senior leadership role as the Director of Engineering. As such, Jason is responsible for the
design and construction of the Port’s capital and major maintenance projects including
warehouses, rail, roadway/paving, drainage, utilities, and environmental. His
responsibilities also include estimating cost and schedules of Port projects, as well as managing
department personnel needs. Jason is part of an elite group of only three chief engineers to serve
at Port Freeport since 1954.

Experience
Jason is a Licensed Professional Engineer, his focus has been on designing Civil,
Structural, and Electrical projects since 1998.

Affiliations & Community Involvement
Jason is a member of the Grand Lodge of Texas A.F. & A.M. and the National Rifle Association.

Personal
Jason was born, raised, and has lived every day of his life in Texas.

Port Freeport
Port Freeport is a leading port in the export of crude oil and natural gas liquids and ranked 6th
in chemicals, 15th in foreign waterborne tonnage, and 26th in containers. A 2019 Economic Impact
Study by Texas A&M Transportation Institute revealed that, nationally, the Freeport Harbor Channel
generates 279,780 jobs and has a total economic output of
$149 billion. Port Freeport serves Atlantic Container Lines, AMPORTS, BASF, Chiquita Fresh N.A.,
CEMEX, CMA CGM, Dole Fresh Fruit, The Dow Chemical Company, Enterprise Products, Exxon
Mobile, Freeport LNG, Glovis, Grimaldi Lines, Hoegh Autoliners, Kirby Marine, Liberty Global
Logistics, Mammoet, MEGlobal, Phillips 66, Riviana Foods, Inc., Sallaum Lines, Tenaris, U.S
Department of Energy, Wallenius Wilhelmsen, and Vulcan Materials Company.

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Chris Hogan

Chris Hogan

Director of Protective Services

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Chris Hogan

Director of Protective Services

 

As the Director of Protective Services, Chris Hogan serves as the staff authority on MTSA
compliance, Port Security, and emergency management. He manages the Port's security program and
the budget for Port security and emergency coordination.

Chris is a retired fire chief with over 30 years of experience in emergency services.
Additionally, Chris has over 20 years of experience in security and over 15 years of experience in
homeland security strategies and critical infrastructure protection.

Education
Chris earned his Bachelor of Science Degree in Engineering Technology from West Texas A&M.

Personal
Being raised in Angleton, it is very important to Chris that the Port helps support the
local economy and provide the community with a port that they can be proud of.

Port Freeport
Port Freeport is a leading port in the export of crude oil and natural gas liquids and ranked 6th
in chemicals, 15th in foreign waterborne tonnage, and 26th in containers. A 2019
Economic Impact Study by Texas A&M Transportation Institute revealed that, nationally, the
Freeport Harbor Channel generates 279,780 jobs and has a total economic output of $149 billion.
Port Freeport serves Atlantic Container Lines, AMPORTS, BASF, Chiquita Fresh N.A., CEMEX, CMA CGM,
Dole Fresh Fruit, The Dow Chemical Company, Enterprise Products, Exxon Mobile, Freeport
LNG, Glovis, Grimaldi Lines, Hoegh Autoliners, Kirby Marine, Liberty Global Logistics, Mammoet,
MEGlobal, Phillips 66, Riviana Foods, Inc., Sallaum Lines, Tenaris, U.S Department of Energy, Wallenius Wilhelmsen, and Vulcan Materials Company.

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Michael Wilson

Michael Wilson

Director of Economic Development and Mobility

Michael Wilson

Michael Wilson

Director of Economic Development and Mobility

 

Michael Wilson has been with Port Freeport for 21 years and currently serves as Director of Economic Development and Mobility. His primary responsibilities revolve around sales, marketing, strategic planning, project acquisition, and business development.

Michael’s first job in the international shipping business was as a longshoreman in Lake Charles, Louisiana working summers while in school at Northwestern State University.

Michael’s career path has to lead him through many levels of shipping and international transportation management including port operations, truck and rail terminal operations, steamship line management, customer service, documentation, sales, marketing, pricing, and administrative management. He is a past district manager of NYK Line, past VP of Demas traffic and customer service, and past VP national sales, marketing and customer service for Weco Agencies & Nordana Line.

Education
Michael has over 40 years of experience in international business and logistics. He has certifications as a trainer of VOHMA hazardous material management, economic development, and quality compliance.

Affiliations & Community Involvement
Michael is currently serving as a voting member of the Houston-Galveston Area Council Transportation Advisory Committee, Houston Regional Freight Committee, International Transportation Management Association, and the H-GAC Transportation Policy Council.

Personal
Michael moved to Houston in 1979 along with his wife, Ruth. He is the father of two Texans, Aaron and Nichole.

Port Freeport
Port Freeport is a leading port in the export of crude oil and natural gas liquids and ranked 6th in chemicals, 15th in foreign waterborne tonnage, and 26th in containers. A 2019 Economic Impact Study by Texas A&M Transportation Institute revealed that, nationally, the Freeport Harbor Channel generates 279,780 jobs and has a total economic output of $149 billion. Port Freeport serves Atlantic Container Lines, AMPORTS, BASF, Chiquita Fresh N.A., CEMEX, CMA CGM, Dole Fresh Fruit, The Dow Chemical Company, Enterprise Products, Exxon Mobile, Freeport LNG, Glovis, Grimaldi Lines, Hoegh Autoliners, Kirby Marine, Liberty Global Logistics, Mammoet, MEGlobal, Phillips 66, Riviana Foods, Inc., Sallaum Lines, Tenaris, U.S Department of Energy, Wallenius Wilhelmsen, and Vulcan Materials Company.

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Jason Miura

Jason Miura

Director of Business and Economic Development

Jason Miura

Jason Miura

Director of Business and Economic Development

 

In 2004, Jason Miura began his career with Clipper Group, a Danish Shipowning consortium, as Assistant Operations Manager. In 2006, Jason was promoted to Assistant Chartering Manager, and in 2007 was transferred to the company’s Stamford, Connecticut USA Headquarters.

In 2009, Jason accepted a position as Line Manager with Caribbean Feeder Services, a German Shipowning and operating company. He was stationed in Fort Lauderdale, Florida and Kingston, Jamaica. As Line Manager, he traveled extensively and dealt directly with Global Container Lines while marketing feeder services that the company provided to the Caribbean islands and rim countries.

In 2012, Jason began working for Signet Maritime Corporation, a United States Shipowning Company, which operated U.S. Flagged Towing Vessels and Barges. In 2014, he was promoted to Commercial Manager and was charged with overseeing the financial well-being of all the company’s business units. In, 2015, Jason joined the Port Freeport team as the Director of Business and Economic Development.


Education

Jason earned his BBA with a concentration in Finance from the University of Houston in 2003.

Jason has completed the Export-Import Theory, Practices and Procedures course at Kingwood College and attended the Time Charter Master Class Workshop through the internationally recognized Baltic and Maritime International Council (BIMCO). Miura holds Association of Ship Brokers and Agents certifications in Commercial Trade Transactions, Maritime Law for Shipbrokers and Agents and Ship Brokering and Chartered Vessel Operations.


Personal

A resident of Fort Bend County, Jason resides in Missouri City, Texas.


Port Freeport

Port Freeport is a leading port in the export of crude oil and natural gas liquids and ranked 6th in chemicals, 15th in foreign waterborne tonnage, and 26th in containers. A 2019 Economic Impact Study by Texas A&M Transportation Institute revealed that, nationally, the Freeport Harbor Channel generates 279,780 jobs and has a total economic output of $149 billion. Port Freeport serves Atlantic Container Lines, AMPORTS, BASF, Chiquita Fresh N.A., CEMEX, CMA CGM, Dole Fresh Fruit, The Dow Chemical Company, Enterprise Products, Exxon Mobile, Freeport LNG, Glovis, Grimaldi Lines, Hoegh Autoliners, Kirby Marine, Liberty Global Logistics, Mammoet, MEGlobal, Phillips 66, Riviana Foods, Inc., Sallaum Lines, Tenaris, U.S Department of Energy, Wallenius Wilhelmsen, and Vulcan Materials Company.

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Al Durel

Director of Operations

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Al Durel

Director of Operations

 

As Director of Operations for Port Freeport, Al Durel’s major duty is to maintain the ‘function’ of the Port. This includes but is not limited to managing vessel/cargo operations, maintenance of the facilities, Port safety, and Port security. He serves as the primary point of contact for owners, agents, and industry. In addition, he also manages the financial affairs of Port Operations, Safety, and Security. On occasion, Al acts as a tour guide, which is always a lot of fun. This gives him an opportunity to ‘showcase’ the activities and abilities of the Port. Al has been with the Port since November of 1999.

Al believes Port Freeport offers something truly unique to its customers, and that the people behind the Port make the difference.

The maritime industry runs deep in Al’s family. Long before he started in the industry, Al’s dad and brother-in-law were managers for a stevedore company in New Orleans. Their influence and training gave him the foundation to become successful in this industry. He has held various positions throughout his career, including Ship Superintendent, Vessel Agency, Terminal Operator, Terminal Manager, and Port Captain.

Education
University of New Orleans / Business Administration

Affiliations & Community Involvement
Al serves on the PCT – Port Coordination Team, BMAT – Brazosport Marine Action Team, Lone Star Harbor Safety Committee, Member of the Executive Safety Committee, National Incident Management System (NIMS), AAPA Operations Committee, Member of Area Maritime Security Committee, Gulf Ports Association.

Personal
Al’s biggest, most important accomplishment is raising three boys with his wife, Pam. All are very successful professionals in medicine.

Port Freeport
Port Freeport is a leading port in the export of crude oil and natural gas liquids and ranked 6th in chemicals, 15th in foreign waterborne tonnage, and 26th in containers. A 2019 Economic Impact Study by Texas A&M Transportation Institute revealed that, nationally, the Freeport Harbor Channel generates 279,780 jobs and has a total economic output of $149 billion. Port Freeport serves Atlantic Container Lines, AMPORTS, BASF, Chiquita Fresh N.A., CEMEX, CMA CGM, Dole Fresh Fruit, The Dow Chemical Company, Enterprise Products, Exxon Mobile, Freeport LNG, Glovis, Grimaldi Lines, Hoegh Autoliners, Kirby Marine, Liberty Global Logistics, Mammoet, MEGlobal, Phillips 66, Riviana Foods, Inc., Sallaum Lines, Tenaris, U.S Department of Energy, Wallenius Wilhelmsen, and Vulcan Materials Company.

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Mary Campus

Controller

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Mary Campus

Controller

 

Employed by Port Freeport since 1993, Mary Campus currently serves as Controller. Her
primary responsibilities revolve around managing the finances of the Port. She is also
involved in Procedures, Risk Management, Human Resources, and Treasury Management. During
Mary’s tenure, Port Freeport has received 26 Certificates of Achievement for Excellence in
Financial Reporting. Mary looks forward to leading the finance department through the growth and expansion planned for the Port.

Education
Mary earned a Bachelor of Finance Degree from Western Governor’s University.  

Affiliations & Community Involvement                                                                                                                Government Finance Officers Association                                                                                                              Government Treasurer’s Association of Texas

Port Freeport
Port Freeport is a leading port in the export of crude oil and natural gas liquids and ranked 6th
in chemicals, 15th in foreign waterborne tonnage, and 26th in containers. A 2019
Economic Impact Study by Texas A&M Transportation Institute revealed that, nationally, the
Freeport Harbor Channel generates 279,780 jobs and has a total economic output of $149 billion.
Port Freeport serves Atlantic Container Lines, AMPORTS, BASF, Chiquita Fresh N.A., CEMEX, CMA CGM,
Dole Fresh Fruit, The Dow Chemical Company, Enterprise Products, Exxon Mobile, Freeport
LNG, Glovis, Grimaldi Lines, Hoegh Autoliners, Kirby Marine, Liberty Global Logistics, Mammoet,
MEGlobal, Phillips 66, Riviana Foods, Inc., Sallaum Lines, Tenaris, U.S Department of Energy,
Wallenius Wilhelmsen, and Vulcan Materials Company.

To download a pdf click here