Friday, April 27, 2012

Facts Friday: Panama Canal

The Panama Canal  has been a hot topic for quite sometime,  and everyone is looking forward to the business that it will bring to the Houston and Texas starting in 2014.

We were attending a luncheon last week,  presented by JETCO Delivery,  and  Roger Guenther VP of Container Terminals for the Port of Houston Authority was the guest speaker,  during his presentation Mr. Guenther  announced that the opening of the Panama Canal to the bigger ships is being pushed back at least 6 months until  2015.

Friday, April 20, 2012

Facts Friday: Houston Container Traffic

Houston has two major "Container Ports"  Barbours Cut and Bayport Terminals, and Houston is the gateway for 95% of the containers in Texas.

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Big, Heavy and Long

Big, Heavy and Long

Preparing this  "Shaker Drum" for export  was just standard fare for Dixie Cullen, handling machinery and equipment in temporary storage,  preparing for export,  is just something that is in our day to day operating procedures.  We take the time to  close the ends up and properly secure it to the flat rack for shipment,  all in a timely manner using ISPM 15 designated wood.  No job is to big or too small.


Monday, April 02, 2012

More Steamships cease providing Chassis

Yes,  more steamship lines have ceased providing chassis in the Houston market:  Joining the growing list are  ACL, COSCO and HYUNDI. 

Effective April 1, 2012 --  ACL
Effective May 1, 2012 --  COSCO and HYUNDI

Trucking companies will now be passing on the daily chassis rental fee, over and above the quoted price.