BWC Terminals News Flash April 2021

Happy Earth Day!

Environmental, Social, Governance

BWC Core Value

How can you help fight climate change?

  • Install a programmable thermostat
  • Swap your gas stove for an electric stove, which will also lower indoor air pollution
  • Unplug computers, TVs and other electronics when you’re not using them
  • Wash clothes in cold water. Hang-dry your clothes when you can and use dryer balls when you can’t
  • Look for the Energy Star label when buying new appliances
  • Winterize your home to prevent heat from escaping and try to keep it cool in the summer without an air conditioner
  • Change to energy-efficient light bulbs
  • Get a home or workplace energy audit to identify where you can make the most energy-saving gains

Pot of Gold Food Drive

Amazing job BWC! Everyone worked together as a team to collect 9,991 items and over $3,000 in cash donations!

1st Place - Grays Harbor, 2nd Place - Philadelphia, 3rd Place - Harvey

Texas City collected the most items with 3,656! Way to go!

Charities supported: The Mana House, Delhi Food Pantry, Hoquiam Food & Clothing Bank, Hamilton Food Share, Second Harvest Food Bank, Community Family Center, Houston Food Bank, Feeding Northeast Florida, Philabundance, Port Allen Food Pantry, Hereford United Methodist Church Food Bank, Greater Chicago Food Depository, Hope Center, 2nd Harvest Heartland, Boggs Tract Community Center, Galveston County Food Bank, Galveston County Food Bank, and Montgomery Food Bank

Employee News

Welcome to BWC Terminals!

Damon Payne - Terminal Operator - Westwego, Justin Adler - Financial Reporting - Houston Corporate, Chris Williams - Terminal Operator - Westwego
Jake Gardiner - Terminal Operator - Hamilton, Jakob Nigg - Terminal Operator - Baltimore

10 years - Marcus Green - Terminal Supervisor- Magnolia Park

25 years - Nelson Rodrigues - Terminal Operator - Hamilton Terminal, Peggy Wilford - Customer Service Representative - Jacksonville Terminal

Arab American Heritage Month

The United States is home to more than 3.5 million Arab Americans representing a diverse array of cultures and traditions.

Arab Americans trace their origins to 22 Arabic-speaking countries in the Middle East and North Africa. Arabs began immigrating to the US in the late 1800s fleeing war, persecution and economic hardships, according to the Migration Policy Institute. California, New York, Michigan and Illinois have the largest populations of Arab American residents in the country, based on data from the 2015-2019 ACS Ancestry survey.


Stop Distracted Driving

It was just a quick call, It was just one drink, It was just a picture, It was just an email, It was just a text.... "JUST" is all it takes!


  • More than 700 injury crashes involve distracted driving on a typical day in the U.S.
  • Drivers can be distracted long after they program a GPS device or send a text via a voice command system
  • At 25 mph, you can travel the length of more than one football field in 10 seconds
  • Research shows simply listening to a phone conversation decreases brain activity by more than one-third

Multi-Tasking is a Myth

  • The human brain cannot handle two thinking tasks at the same time, such as driving and talking on the phone
  • Quickly toggling between thinking tasks can slow reaction time and cause crashes
  • Be safe by silencing your phone, programming your GPS and setting up your radio or music while parked
  • Take the National Safety Council pledge to drive distraction-free at nsc.org/pledge.

Financial Wellness

Are you a BCBSTX Subscriber? Did you know as part of your membership, you and your enrolled dependents are eligible for free Identity Theft protection? Log in to your BCBSTX Account and find out more!

Preventive Care

Preventive care is routine health care that's meant to help you stay healthy. When you schedule regular appointments and screenings, it can help you manage and maintain your health. Preventive care includes routine well exams, screenings, and immunizations.

Why is Preventive Care important?

  • Regular preventive care visits and health screenings may help to identify potential health risks for early diagnosis and treatment.
  • Helping prevent disease and detecting health issues at an early stage is essential to living a healthier life.
  • Following preventive care guidelines, and your doctor’s advice, may help you to stay healthier.
  • Be sure to discuss specific health questions and concerns with your doctor.

Preventive Care includes:

  • Routine physical examinations
  • Immunizations
  • Well baby and well-child care
  • Mammography, colonoscopy, sigmoidoscopy
  • Cervical screening

Schedule your Annual Wellness Exam:

A yearly wellness exam is a good way to make sure everything checks out. Before you schedule your exam, double-check that you’re choosing a network provider. While guidelines will be different for each person, there are a few typical assessments and screening that are common at most exams. Preventive care is usually covered by most health plans with $0 out-of-pocket when you see a network provider.

  • Body mass index (BMI) assessment
  • Blood pressure screening
  • Cancer screenings for adults
  • Annual flu vaccine

If you signed up for Accidental and/or Critical Illness insurance be sure to submit your preventative care receipts to receive your $50.00 wellness benefit!

IT Department

Are you having an issue with your BWC computer or phone? Contact IT by submitting an IT Desktop Support ticket to it@bwcterminals.com and they will help you right away!

IT Security

Email phishing is on the rise! Beware when you click on emails. Know what to look for!

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Created with images by wladimir1804 - "Concept of ESG Environmental Social Governance." • nali - "Well done word in splash’s background" • mosab - "don't text and drive" • onephoto - "PREVENTIVE CARE"