1 Greater Houston December 2012 Port Bureau Annual Report What has the Port Bureau done for you in 2012? p.6 Membership p8 Read about membership benefits and options for 2013 Spotlight p.16 on Bulk & Break-Bulk Terminals along the Houston Ship Channel Immunity p.26 District Court finds Immunity for Deepwater Horizon Spill Responder MEMBER DRIVEN - MARITIME BASED - VALUE Port Bureau ADDED News / December SERVICES
2 Member Functions From seven commerce club luncheons to a record-size annual dinner to a successful golf tournament and lunches for the GHCA and HSCSD, Port Bureau members got out in the community in Captain s Corner CAPT Bill Diehl, USCG (Ret.), P.E. As we end the year, I find myself asking the question: Were our members more successful this year because of something we brought to the table? As 2013 approaches, the Port Bureau staff and our Board of Directors are evaluating our products and collective accomplishments. In doing so, we re looking at everything we re doing and figuring out what makes money for our members and what may need a tweak or a process improvement. Whether you ve been a Port Bureau member for years or maybe you just opened up the newsletter for the first time, we want you to know that we re here to help you and be a reliable source of information on maritime commerce. So how does the Port Bureau help you? We have three major business lines: we re a source of vessel movement information, port business information, and business assistance. Revenue from our business lines allows us to advocate for our industry as well as bring the maritime value message to a wider community. When it comes to vessel movement information, we re the Maritime Exchange of 2 Port Bureau News / December 2012 Texas, the best place for primary data about ships going into and out of every Texas port with our daily reporting and our real-time HarborLights network. I m excited to say that you ll start to see Freeport added to the network in the coming year. Much thanks goes to our partners and member companies the Houston Pilots and Galveston-Texas City Pilots for their continued support of HarborLights - a very real efficiency that our ports enjoy. For port business information, we re going strong with our monthly commerce club luncheons, our annual golf tournament and our record-size annual dinner. Without giving too much away, look for an exciting change in venue for our dinner in 2013 which should allow many of you who may have been on the wait-list this year to come out and enjoy the industry fellowship and honor a worthy person of the year. We are also focused on improving our port-centric products like this magazine, our annual membership directory, and a Houston Ship
3 Channel facility guide which should make its debut later this year after a long sabbatical. Finally, looking at our port business assistance, we re going to continue to offer quality service and support to organizations like the Houston Ship Channel Security District, the Houston Customhouse Brokers & Freight Forwarders Association, and the Greater Houston Coffee Association, but we re also going to take our work a few steps further. In 2012, we supported several members with specific research projects to address maritime questions so that they could hone their business plans, and we re going to expand our work with economic and statistical analysis. We re also going to take our successful grant writing experience and start looking for projects that can help our members. Last year, we wrote a grant that got the Houston Ship Channel Security District one million dollars to update the port-wide risk assessment plan, and we re going to continue looking for ways to help HarborLights HarborLights took a tremendous step forward this year with the integration of the Galveston-Texas City Pilots dispatch information. What can you expect in 2013? For your answer, look south to Port Freeport. our members update their facilities, infrastructure and equipment with grant dollars. This is a service that will not cost members a dime for research and grant-writing, and will only incur administration costs once we ve gotten you a grant. At the Port Bureau, we pride ourselves on knowing our members and we re going to prove it by making a positive impact on your bottom line. Finally, I want to reach out to anyone who hasn t had a chance to stop by the office recently, we re located in the Port of Houston Authority s executive office building and you have an open invitation to drop by, have a cup of coffee, and see what we re doing for our members and our region. We re here for you and in 2013, I look forward to meeting that responsibility with action and results. JACKSON MONTGOMERY WhitNey BaNk LocatioNs ALEXANDRIA hancock BaNk LocatioNs HATTIESBURG HOUSTON LAKE CHARLES LAFAYETTE BATON ROUGE MOBILE NEW ORLEANS GULFPORT PENSACOLA PANAMA CITY TALLAHASSEE JACKSONVILLE We re ready to serve your maritime financial needs at more than 250 Whitney and Hancock Bank locations across the Gulf South. ORLANDO TAMPA A world of experience right here at home. From the Gulf Coast to ports across the globe, it s smooth sailing with Whitney Bank. Wherever your business may take you, our experienced maritime bankers can provide the financial tools and expert knowledge you need to successfully navigate today s complex global shipping environment. Call us today. Lee MediaMoLLe Senior Vice President & Manager: Mark MccuLLough Senior Vice President: Forrest taylor Vice President: Member FDIC Port Bureau News / December
4 Over the years, the Greater Houston Port Bureau has afforded Buffalo Marine with an effective network platform to develop and foster business relationships in the marine community. It is a genuinely superior stakeholder advocate. Patrick J. Studdert, President/CEO, Buffalo Marine Service, Inc. Of all the industry associations I am involved with, the GHPB membership represents the most diverse cross section of the transportation industry professionals including affliated members working together to promote our industry and resolve issues for the benefit of all. Steve Stewart, President, Gulf Winds International 4 Port Bureau News / December 2012 ANNUAL REPORT
5 The Greater Houston Port Bureau Board of Directors Dennis Hansell Chairman Suderman & Young Towing Steve Stewart 1st Vice Chairman Gulf Winds International Bill Hennessey 2nd Vice Chairman ExxonMobil Baytown Refinery John Taylor Secretary-Treasurer Houston Mooring Company David Ellis Odfjell USA Charles H. Flournoy John L. Wortham & Son, LLP Tom Marian Immediate Past Chairman Buffalo Marine Service Vinny Pilegge Manchester Terminal Co. Nolan Richardson Richardson Stevedoring & Logistics Capt. Richard Russell AET Capt. Robert Thompson Houston Pilots COL Len Waterworth Port of Houston Authority Nathan Wesely West Gulf Maritime Assn. April Bailey Amegy Bank Jim Black Moran Gulf Shipping Ken Burnett Watco Companies Greens Port Industrial Park Mike Drieu Wild Well Control, Inc. Robert G. Garcia R.W. Smith & Company Celeste Harris St. Joseph Medical Center Jason Hayley Port of Texas City Mehdi Hejazi Norton Lilly Kevin Hickey Targa Resources Guy W. Hitt Frost Bank Mike Mangan Houston Fuel Oil Terminal Co. Brad Maxcey Danner s Inc. Jerry Nagel Rickmers-Linie Bernt Netland Intercontinental Terminals Co. Colin Scott Vopak Capt. Christos Sotirelis Galveston-Texas City Pilots Tim Studdert Shamrock Marine Capt. John G. Peterlin III Port of Galveston Robert H. Blades Blades International Charlie Jenkins PHA Port Bureau News / December
6 A Letter from Chairman Dennis Hansell Executive Vice President - Suderman & Young Towing On behalf of the Board of Directors, I want to thank you for your participation and support of the Greater Houston Port Bureau this year. Part of the mission of the Port Bureau is to facilitate maritime commerce and cooperation in our region, and I know the Board of Directors is very dedicated to promoting this spirit of partnership from tugs to warehouses, and ships to skyscrapers. We know that we all rise and fall with the ebb and flow of commerce. Successful commerce begins and ends with strong relationships, and your Board of Directors is working to develop, maintain and enhance those relationships across our community. In this issue of the Port Bureau News, you will read about the three core business lines of the Port Bureau: Vessel Movement Information, Business Assistance, and Port Business Information. While the staff is focused on realizing a good return on your investment by contributing to your operations and industry profile, I want to point out some of the things we re doing behind the scenes. At the Port Bureau, we re working to advance the causes of the Port from addressing dredging issues with legislators by talking about the WAVE-4 and RAMP initiatives, to getting out in front of the wider community and talking about our industry. We re working on industry priorities like the TSU transportation program, local maritime high schools, the Greater Houston Partnership s Port Task Force and the safety, security and environmental groups keeping watchful eyes on the port. Finally, and never forgetting the responsibility we owe to our neighborhoods and communities, we maintain our engagement with legislators, regulators and interested groups outside the maritime industry. I have great faith in our Ports and region s economy and that demonstrable success starts with the people of our industry. When I see how hard our waterfront works, I know that Texas is heading in the right direction, and the 25% market share of American cargo tonnage that Texas handles is a terrific indicator of our strength. By keeping dialogue open, I m confident that we can increase that tonnage, and market share, in the years to come. One of our greatest strengths is our community cooperation and our ability to pick up a phone and talk to one another when things go sideways. I d like to close by extending a personal invitation on behalf of all the Board: if you re on the fence about the Port Bureau, let s talk. Come visit the offices and see what Captain Diehl and the staff are doing for us, or give me a call and I ll be happy to tell you why we ve been Port Bureau members and staunch supporters for decades and are looking ahead only to more productive, prosperous years to come. 6 Port Bureau News / December 2012 ANNUAL REPORT
7 The Port Bureau s Steady Growth Fuels Industry Partnerships As an industry conduit and highly visible source of maritime expertise, the Port Bureau is often called upon to explain maritime issues to the public, regulatory bodies, government stakeholders, and commercial interests In the News CAPT Diehl talks to ABC-13 (KTRK) about the impact of the Panama Canal and why Houston needs to look to the Port as an economic engine. Talking about Port Issues Patrick Seeba talks to PBS (Channel 8) about Port issues such as the Harbor Maintenance Trust Fund and industry s role in the wider community. Advising Regulators & Legislators CAPT Diehl talks to the TXDOT Panama Canal Working Group to advise on traffic flows and infrastructure needs of the Houston Ship Channel Port Bureau News / December
8 Getting Ready for 2013 Port Bureau Membership Just got your annual invoice? Getting ready to join? Haven t visited the office recently? Look at what you get with your Port Bureau membership: Included in Basic Membership: Monthly Statistical Report The Port Bureau s monthly statistical report keeps your personnel informed about exactly which terminals are moving cargo in the Houston area - and how Houston compares to other Texas ports. Monthly Texas Vessel Movement Statistical Report Using the HarborLights system and the GHPB database structure, we distribute to members a monthly report with arrival comparisons for all Texas ports and Terminal & Agent usage statistics for the ports of Houston, Galveston, Texas City and Corpus Christi GHPB Directory This full-color, 175 page directory includes a full page on each Port Bureau member plus valuable maps and port region contact information to keep you connected when you re on-the-go. The 2013 Directory is scheduled for a late-1q release. Port Bureau Directory The over 150 members of the Port Bureau are showcased in a directory that gives your people the knowledge they need to make quick calls and talk to the right people in a position to deliver exactly the capabilities you need. Business Exposure & Referrals If you need something in the port, it s our business to know everything. If you re a member, we make sure that when people call looking for maritime services, we know you. The Public Face of the Port Bureau It starts with your logo and contact information on our webpage, but it doesn t end there. Port Bureau members are featured in the Port Bureau News, in special expositions, and you even have the ability to increase your exposure with advertising and event sponsorship. 8 Port Bureau News / December 2012
9 Subscription Services HarborLights The Port Bureau offers access to the HarborLights Vessel Traffic Management System - with a window into the Houston & Gal-Tex Pilots dispatch offices and real-time movement information, you will know exactly what s coming up next on the Houston Ship Channel. The HarborLights Vessel Traffic Management System Developed by the Houston Pilots for dispatch, the HarborLights Vessel Traffic Management System lets port users know not only preceisely where ships are in the Houston region at any time, but keeps operators informed about where the Pilots will move ships next. GHPB Daily Movement Reports Routed to user inboxes at 0400 each morning, the GHPB Houston Daily Movement Report includes all vessel arrival/sailing/shifting information for the previous calendar day including movement times, terminal and agent usage. Daily Vessel Movement Reports The Port Bureau produces reports for movements in and out of Houston as well as the other 9 Texas port complexes. In addition, we offer an ETA report that lets you keep an eye on what s scheduled later in the week. Port Bureau News / December
10 Port Bureau Member Companies ABS Consulting ABS Americas AET Inc. Limited Alphamar Amegy Bank American Shipping & Chartering AMI Staffing Inc. Bay Houston Towing BBVA Compass Bell, Ryniker & Letourneau Bertling Logistics Best Bet Marine Services Biehl & Company, L.P. Blades International Briggs & Veselka Co. Brown & Gay Engineers, Inc. Buffalo Marine Caldwell Companies Cargill Cargoways Central Healthcare Services Ceres Gulf Inc. Chalos & Co Chaparral Stevedoring Co. Chem Coast Chipolbrok America Inc. Clark Freight CLM Towing LLC Coastal Cargo Colliers International Comerica Consolidated Bonded Warehouses DAMCO Dannenbaum Engineering Danner s Incorporated Dave Miller & Assoc. DNV D Onofrio Management Works Dowley Security Systems Inc. East End Chamber of Commerce Economic Alliance Houston Port Empire Truck Lines Enviro-Tech Excargo Services Inc. Executive Shipping ExxonMobil Baytown Fire Protection FMS Logistics Force Corp. Foss Maritime Company Frank Mohn Hou. Inc. Frost National Bank G&H Towing 10 Port Bureau News / December 2012 GAC Shipping Gal-TX City Pilots Gardere Wynne Sewell Global Diving & Salvage Greater Houston Partnership Watco Co-Greens Port Industrial Park Gulf Gas Utilities Co. Gulf Marine Industrial & Supply Gulf Marine Supply Gulf Stream Marine, Inc. Gulf Winds International HANSA Heavy Lift Americas, Inc. Harley Marine Services Hazelimpex HDR Engineering Inc. HillsDay Public Relations Inc. Hiller Systems, Inc. Houston Business Ins. Agency Houston Fuel Oil Terminal Company Houston International Seafarer s Ctr. Houston Mooring Co. Inc. Houston Pilots Houston Ship Repair IBC Bank ICIS IGSI Inbesa America, Inc. Inchcape Industrial Terminals Industrial Turnaround & Construction Intercontinental Terminals Intergulf Coporation Iv INFRA USA J.A.M. Distributing J. Peter & Assoc. Jacintoport (Seaboard Marine) Jo Tankers Inc. John L. Wortham & Son KinderMorgan Kirby LBC Petro United LENSEC Lloyd Engineering Malin International Manchester Terminal Mare Liberum Marine Healthcare Services McCarthy Building Companies Mediterranean Shipping MidPoint Partners Moran Gulf Shipping Morris Export Services New Energy Transport Nordic Tankers (TX) Inc. Norton Lilly International Nustar Energy LP Ocean Shipholdings, Inc. Odfjell Oil Tanking Houston, Inc. Port Freeport Port Isabel/San Benito Port of Brownsville Port of Galveston Port of Harlingen Port of Houston Authority Port of TX City Port of Umatilla Port Mansfield (Willacy Cty. Nav. District) Port Terminal Railroad Assoc. Ports America Texas, Inc. R.W. Smith & Co. Richardson Stevedoring & Logistics Rickmers Linie Royston Rayzor SAVAGE SC Line Schroder Marine Services SHAMROCK Shell Trading Shippers Stevedoring Co. Shrader Engineering South Atlantic & Gulf Coast District ILA Southern Export Services, Inc. Southport Agencies St. Joseph Medical Center Suderman & Young Towing T. Parker Host (formerly NSA) TARGA Resources TASC Texas Marine Agencies Texas Mooring Texas Terminals, LP The Action Group Companies Transmarine Navigation Corp Trustmark National Bank UTC Overseas, Inc. Vopak (Deer Park) Wells Fargo Bank West Gulf Maritime Association Wet Tech Energy Whitney National Bank Wild Well Control Wilhelmsen Ship Service Wm Morris Enterprises World Chandlering Intl. WRIST/World Ship
11 Port Business Assistance Serving the interests of the maritime community, the Port Bureau also manages the administration for the Houston Customhouse Brokers and Freight Forwarders Association, the Greater Houston Coffee Association and the Houston Ship Channel Security District. These diverse organizations add over 400 local freight, cargo, and terminal handling companies to the Port Bureau s portfolio, allowing GHPB to assist members with a wider and more diverse body of knowledge about the commercial interests, issues, and priorities affecting our regional maritime environment. Houston Customhouse Brokers and Freight Forwarders Association The Port Bureau provides administrative management services to HCBFFA including: Accounting Services Coordination of State Delegation for National Conferences Election Planning & Support Invoicing Membership Administration Member Function Planning Monthly/Annual Meeting Planning State Conference Coordination Greater Houston Coffee Association The Port Bureau provides administrative management services to the GHCA including: Advocacy Budgeting Industry Liaison Invoicing Member Relations Meeting Space Quarterly/Annual Meeting Planning Website Maintenance The Houston Ship Channel Security District Providing administrative services for the Houston Ship Channel Security District, the Port Bureau works to assist and provide the District and its Board of Directors with: Accounting Services Communications & Outreach Contract Analysis Election Planning & Support Governmental Liaison Grantwriting Services Graphics Design Investment Officer Certification Invoicing Mapping Services Meeting Venue Preparation Office Space & Secretarial Service Project Oversight State Recordskeeper Certification Website Maintenance Port Bureau News / December
12 Throughout the year, the Port Bureau brings together between executives and industry professionals for Commerce Club luncheons as well as an annual golf tournament and Gala. The visible presence of Port Bureau Member companies and increased participation pay dividends for attendees as they grow their business networks and interact with the expanded community. CAPT James Whitehead January In January, CAPT James Whitehead, Commander, USCG Sector Houston-Galveston spoke to the sold-out Commerce Club about regulatory developments affecting the shipping industry as 2012 began. February Capt. Robert Thompson In February, Captain Robert Thompson, Presiding Officer of the Houston Pilots Association talked to industry about the Pilots role in the maritime community and issues affecting ship traffic from the Sea Bouy to the Turning Basin. Ron Hyden March In March, Ron Hyden, Technology Director for the Production Enhancement Division of Halliburton informed the maritime community about what natural gas plays of East and North Texas meant for cargo movement, traffic patterns, and the commercial environment of the Houston region. April Gary Sera 12 Port Bureau News / December 2012 In April, Gary Sera, Director of the Texas Engineering Extension Services spoke to the Commerce Club about training services offered by state institutions and how educational facilities like Texas A&M University are gearing up to assist the maritime community.
13 In August the 83rd Annual Maritime Dinner brought more than 500 executives and professionals to the Houstonian Hotel for a black-tie dinner and silent auction to honor the Maritime Person of the Year Jerry Nagel, Chairman of Rickmers-Linie for his lifetime of work in the maritime community. May COL Len Waterworth In May, COL Len Waterworth, new Executive Director for the Port of Houston Authority spoke to a sold-out crowd about the role of PHA in the community. COL Waterworth s remarks ranged from the rich history of the port community to issues facing PHA in the 21st Century. CAPT Mike Mierzwa July In July, new Port of Galveston Director CAPT Mike Mierzwa spoke to the Commerce Club about how the Port was looking to act on community issues, environmental concerns, and the multi-faceted role the Port plays in the region to increase traffic, commerce, and the cruise business. September A-SAC Michael Anderson In September, Assistant Special Agent in Charge Michael Anderson came to the Commerce Club to talk about how his team of agents prosecuted Ken Lay and Jeff Skilling for their part in the Enron case which reshaped the legal landscape for large corporations in the US. The November Captain s Cup Golf Tournament brought dozens of member companies together for an afternoon of fellowship and sport followed by a steak dinner and networking. The tournament featured numerous special events including a $10,000 holein-one challenge, forecaddie service, and member-sponsored beverage carts. Captain s Cup Port Bureau News / December
14 GHPB Congressional Outreach and Advocacy In 2012, the Port Bureau arranged and held meetings with the offices of over two dozen Congressmen and women advocating for Port of Houston priorities such as Harbor Maintenance Trust Fund reform and regional infrastructure issues such as the deepening and widening of the Bayport Channel. (above) - GHPB President Bill Diehl with Congressman Pete Sessions (R-TX), minutes before Congressman Sessions attached Harbor Maintenance legislation to the 2012 Surface Transportation Bill 14 Port Bureau News / December 2012 Senator John Cornyn Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison Senator Mary Landrieu Congressman Joe Barton Congressman Charles Boustany Congressman Francisco Canseco Congressman Michael Conaway Congressman Rick Crawford Congressman Henry Cuellar Congressman Bill Flores Congressman Al Green Congressman Gene Green Congressman Louis Gohmert Congresswoman Kay Granger Congresswoman Eddie B. Johnson Congressman Sam Johnson Congressman Kenny Marchant Congressman Mike McCaul Congressman Randy Neugebauer Congressman Pete Olsen Congressman Silvestre Reyes Congressman John Sullivan
15 Community Outreach for Port Initiatives Conservative Citizens Club East End Chamber of Commerce Economic Alliance for the Houston Port Region Greater Tomball Area Chamber of Commerce Houston Intercontinental Chamber of Commerce Houston Maritime Arbitrators Association Houston Maritime Association Houston Northwest Chamber of Commerce Houston Regional Economic Development Alliance International Longshoremen s Association/USMX Leadership Panel International Propeller Club of the United States Leadership Houston North Shore Rotary Club Petrochemical Maritime Outlook Conference Port of Houston Authority Press Conferences Port of Houston Authority Deepening & Widening Public Meetings Phillips 66 Industry Notification San Jacinto College North Tomball Rotary Club The Greater Houston Port Bureau has been supporting the Port of Houston Authority s mission since its inception in Specialising in the distillation of commercial information with a focus on increasing trade and traffic to the Houston port region, the Port Bureau works with its over 150 member companies to develop solid business relationships, address regional matters of concern, and Port Bureau News / December
16 GHPB Member Terminals Break Bulk Leader Steel pipe is unloaded at GHPB member Manchester Terminal Company - more steel moves across the docks in the Port of Houston than anywhere else in the USA Spotlight On: Private Facilities on the Ship Channel Driving Houston s Economic Growth Diverse Cargo Member company Gulf Winds International moves a supersack of coffee at GHPB member terminal Greens Port Storage Capacity Supporting the largest petrochemical complex in North America, GHPB members like Odfjell store massive amounts of chemicals and liquid bulk products all along the Houston Ship Channel 16 Port Bureau News / December /7/365 (Opposite) Early in the morning a vessel gets ready to leave member company Kinder-Morgan s Deepwater terminal; terminals on the Houston Ship Channel are ready for piloted ships and critical cargo 24/7/365.
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18 Liquid Bulk Terminal Members Liquid Bulk Ve Refineries The ExxonMobil Baytown refinery and Shell Deer Park facility have nearly 1,000,000,000 barrels per day of capacity and fuel the gulf coast economy Liquid Bulk Storage Port Bureau members like Oiltanking and others feed the manufacturing base of Houston s petrochemical industry with feedstock and storage. Functional Expansion Houston s ready availability of land and business-friendly climate are contributing to the nearly $22 billion of expansion planned for The tank farms of Houston Fuel Oil Terminal Company stand ready to receive cargo. HFOTC is one of a dozen storage facilities on the Houston Ship Channel that keep ships filled with petrochemicals headed to Houston. 18 Port Bureau News / December 2012
19 ssel Arrivals LIQUID BULK Targa Odjfell Shell LBC Kinder Morgan Houston Fuel Oil ExxonMobil Vopak InterconPnental Oiltanking Port Bureau News / December
20 Break-Bulk Port Bureau Members The Port of Houston is the largest break-bulk port in the United States. Who are the biggest private terminals in the high-and-heavy business? Look no farther than the GHPB member directory to find out: Coastal Cargo of Texas Coastal Cargo of Texas provides terminal and stevedoring services at the Care Terminal complex - a 25 acre multipurpose facility located near the intersection of I-10 and Beltway 8. With over 65,000 square feet of covered warehouse space, 15 acres of paved open storage and 1,120 linear feet of vessel berthing, Coastal Cargo specializes in the high-and-heavy cargo that is the hallmark of the Houston break-bulk market. With a large fleet of rolling stock including shore-side cranes, top-loaders, lift machines and direct access to on-site rail siding, the Care terminal s experienced non-union labor force is able to offer flexibility to meet whatever the customer requires. 20 Port Bureau News / December 2012 Inbesa America With a focus on steel from start to finish, Inbesa America s 62 acre facility is located in the protected Jacintoport Slip off the main deep water ship channel and offers easy access to road, rail and barge facilities allowing for the quick transfer of customer cargo. In addition to three rail spurs, overhead cranes, shore cranes and 180,000 square feet of warehouse space, Inbesa s real-time views of customer material allow companies to easily track the movement of their materials including inventory reporting, signed delivery receipts and computerized updates. Industrial Terminals Industrial Terminals, LP provides 2,055 linear feet of deep water berths, a 1,500- foot barge terminal, covered warehousing, a roll-on/roll-off area, ample rail and truck access, and extensive cargo marshalling areas. Completed and operating is the new Kavanagh dock designed to the heaviest load standards of any facility in the region. The dock is capable of working vessels 550 feet long and drafts up to 32 feet with two gantry mounted cranes, each rated at a maximum capacity of 200 tons, and provides direct shipside rail access. In addition, construction was recently completed on a 325- feet extension of Dock 1 which increased the available berth space at Industrial Terminals to 2,055 feet - enough to dock two of Intermarine s largest vessels.
21 Petrochemicals & Break-Bulk Bagged polyethylene pellets from a Houston Ship Channel chemical plant are bagged for stuffing and export at Jacintoport Terminal Jacintoport International The Jacintoport terminal has 550,000 square feet of ultra-modern, automatic power ventilated, heavily insulated warehouse, which virtually eliminates condensation. In addition to 1,830 linear feet of lighted berth space and 8 acres of concrete apron, the warehousing facilities also possess a dry fire-fighting protection system, 25-foot ceiling heights; and an adjacent covered rail shed holding 80 railcars for all-weather care unloading. As a C-TPAT validated operator, Jacintoport International has 24- hour manned security with a sophisticated digital camera and gate entry system to protect customer cargo. Jacintoport also boasts the only automated cargo handling system in North America capable of handling import/export cargoes of bagged goods and unitzed boxes. This Spiralveyor conveyor system handles cargoes quickly and efficiently to minimize costs through quick vessel turnaround. Manchester Terminal Co. Manchester Terminal is a private marine terminal offering a unique combination of warehousing, breakbulk and container facilities with space in the extremely large, well lit, and asphalt-paved industrial park to accommodate light manufacturing and assembly operations. Located at the intersection of the Houston Ship Channel and Sims Bayou, Manchester has two large Port Bureau News / December