Ernest Bezdek

Port of Beaumonth

Professional career spanning 35 years in the international shipping and port industry primarily in Houston/Beaumont, Texas. His shipping career includes the U.S. company Lykes Lines, the Danish shipping company Nordana and the French company Delmas/Bollore Group as Vice President in charge of their North American sales effort. Ernest currently serves as the Director of Trade Development for the Port of Beaumont and is responsible for their international sales efforts as well as real estate expansion and development activities. He has served in the following volunteer trade capacities during his career in the international shipping industry…

  • President – West Gulf Intermodal Transportation Association
  • President / Board Member – Transportation Club of Houston
  • Houston Chapter President – National Defense Transportation Association
  • Texas Regional President – National Defense Transportation Association
  • Director / Vice President – Propeller Club of Southeast Texas
  • Director / Treasurer – Texas Cuba Trade Alliance

Ernest also serves on a number of community and civic Boards and is a private pilot and state certified volunteer firefighter / District Chief. Ernest and his wife Renee have two children and currently reside in Humble, Texas.