Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Happy New Year!

We Welcome 2015!

We are looking forward to what 2015 is going to bring us as 2014 was a record setting year. Today the last day of the 2014 sees a dedicated train leaving the North East headed to our warehouse facility in Houston to arrive in 2015!

Friday, December 26, 2014

Friday Houston Port Fact: 1962

Port of Houston Fact:  1962

Developed by the Port of Houston Authority,  the Houston World Trade Building was the first facility of its kind in the nation.  The $3.5 million building opened  January 29, 1962, and was designed as a central location for international trade interests including consular offices, transportation companies, importers and exporters.

Friday, December 19, 2014

Friday Houston Port Fact: 1950's

Port of Houston:  1950

After World War II, development of the petrochemical industry along the Houston Ship Channel accelerated and transformed the Port of Houston into the nation's largest petrochemical production complex and one of the largest in the world.

Port of Houston:  1956

Containerization was born when the world's first container ship, M/V Ideal X, sailed with 58 truck trailers from New York/New Jersey and unloaded at the Port of Houston in April 1956

Friday, December 12, 2014

Friday Port of Houston Fact: 1943

Port of Houston  1943:

Synthetic rubber was mass produced for the first time in 1943 by two new Houston-area plants and shipped for use in World War II through the Port of Houston.

Friday, December 05, 2014

Friday Port of Houston Fact: 1930's

Port of Houston  1930:

By 1930,  the Port of Houston has surpassed all it's Texas rivals and ranked THIRD in the U. S. for foreign exports

Port of Houston 1937:

The Port of Houston reached the status of second only to New York in tonnage and importance, according to Fortune Magazine.   Its position slipped slightly during World War II, buy by 1948, the Port of Houston was once again ranked second in overall tonnage.