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EL SALVADOR: JOSE TRABANINO, JR., 4116
FINLAND: JAMES McKAy LYKES, JR., Consul 306 Cotton Exchange Bldg ................. FRANCE: PIERRE PELEN, Consul 2(12 GERMANY:
GREAT BRITAIN: JOHN
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NORWAY:THORLEIF B. JORGENSEN, Vice 4215
3517 West Dallas. P. O. Box 13316 .... ALBERT VAN WIJK, Vice Consul 624 South Main, Pasadena, Texas ...........
ESTEBAN MORALES, Vice Consul 236 Mellie Esoerson Bldg ................... NETHERLANDS: PIETER CRAMERUS, Conrail DR.
DR. CHARLES W. PEMBERTON Vice 222
ITALY: BRUNO BAGNOLI, Vice LIBERIA:
BEHRING SHIPPING CO. 962 M & M Building ....................
C. O. ADAMS,Vice Consul 3103 Fannin .......... GUATEMALA:MRS. M. M. PRATS, Consul 8201
PANAMA: CEFERINO VILLAMIL, Consul 415
PARAGUAY: ])R. 4215
PERU: CARLOS A. PEZET, Consul General IGOR VELASQUEZ-RODRIGUEZ,Vice Consul 406
PORTUGAL: FISHER G. DORSEY, Vice 2202
SWEDEN: GUNNARDRYSELIUS, Consul IVAN RODBERG,Vice Consul 3400 Montrose VENEZUELA: RAFAEL R. 520 Branard
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HOUSTON MARITIME ASSOCIATION LEWIS HOMBURG,President MRS. DOROTHY J. ZUCK, Secretary 224 Cotton Exchange Building ...... PReston THE PROPELLER CLUB OF THE UNITED STATES PORT OF HOUSTON CAPT. S. T. HAND, President (Lykes Bros. Steamship Company, Inc.) ..... PReston G. HARRIS EMIG, Secretary and Treasurer 3821 Fannin St., Room No. 5 .... JAckson BOARD OF UNDERWRITERS OF NEW YORK CAPT. R. L. WYNNE, Correspondent Cotton Exchange Building .... PReston NATIONAL CARGO BUREAU CAPT. n. L. WYNNE, Deputy Chief Surveyor, West Gulf District Cotton Exchange Building . . PReston LLOYD’S AGENT J. R. BENCAL 3030 Louisiana St., Room 203 . JUstin HOUSTON PORT BOOK,
CApitol LESLIE B. CANION 701 Cotton Exchange Building ........ PReston DIXIE FORWARDING CO. 311 Cotton Building ...................... CHarter J. P. HARLE FORWARDING CO. 310 Cotton Building .................... CHarter HOUSTON FREIGHT FORWARDING AGENTS 1006 Scanlan Building ................... CHarter INTERNATIONAL FORWARDING CO. 117 San Jacinto ...................... PReston JUDSON-SHELDON DIVISION, National Carloading Corporation, 810 Cotton Exchange Building CHarter J. R. MICHELS, JR. 1127 Cotton Exchange Building CHarter PATRICK & GRAVES 210 Cotton Building ................... I’Reston RAILWAY EXPRESS AGENCY 820 Washington Avenue .................. PReston H. E. SCHURIG & CO. 701 Cotton Exchange Building R. W. SMITH & CO. 703 Scanlan Building ................. SOUTH PORTS FORWARDING CO. 213 Scanlan Building ...........
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TRADE TRIP ¯ CONTINUE~ FROMPAGE3O In Mexico, El Salvador, Panama, Colombia and Venezuela the traveling Texans met the people and sat the sights-from VIP’s to volcanoes. Government officials, bankers, industrialists. merchants, cattlemen, coffee growers, oil producers and transportation executives outdid themselves in extending a traditional Latin weh:ome. Traveling by air, the group weekended in Mexico City and made two-
day stops in Panama, Medetlin and Maracaibo. Three more days were spent in oil-rich Caracas, plus an overnight stop in beautiful Montego Bay, Jamaica. Educational side trips at each stopo~er point provided opportunity to view industry, agriculture and scenic attractions. Genial and attentive Salvadoreans showed off their busy, growing capital, San Salvador fat herds of magnificent dairy cattl~lush, tropical mountainsides where the finest coffee grows and the humming activity of colorful "beneficios" where freshly picked cof-
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fee beans are washed, hulled, dried and bagged for export. Panama business men met the group for luncheon in the luxurious Union Club overlooking the Pacific Ocean, and several members of the party inspected nearby Miraflores locks of the Panama Canal. Gracious, affable Colombians displayed beautiful Medellin, nestled bet’~een, towering, rugged mountains, and ~cre equally proud of the largest cotton textile manufacturing plant in South America. Petroleum-prosperous Venezuela provided two of the most spectacular sights in a trip on Lake Maracaibo where more than 1.0()() oil wells have been drilled waters up to 90 feet deep -and in the recently completed La Guaira-Caracas super-highway. Swooping upward in gentle, flowing curves, boring through mile-thick mountains, the inspiring "aulopista" rises from sea level to an ahirude of 1.000 feet in only 15 miles. I)riving time from Caracas to its port has been cut from two hours to twenty minutes bv this multi-million dollar engineering "marvel. lmst stop in Venezuela was an inspeclion of the facilities at the country’s princilm[ port. La Guaira, boasting a two-story, ]O()0-foot-long passenger terminal, modern concrete sheds and warehouses and the latest in dockside cranes and equipment.
INDUSTRIES SPONSOR DISASTER COMMITTEE Thirty-two Houston Ship Channel industries have united in a port disaster plan for the port’s industrial area. l)esigned to provide mutual aid for nalural disasters, the plan ~ill be flexibh’ enough to integrate into the broad Harris County civil defense program. lmuis (;rossheim of Shell Oil Company and Harold Cunningham of Ethyl Corporation ~r ~ ~’~" named as chairman and vice-chairman of the group. Sub-committees have been appointed to make reeommendalions on fire fighting, ]a~ enforcement, rescue corps and communications and engineering equipmenl componenls of lhc plan.
PHILLIPS BUILDS PLANT Phillil~s Chendcal (]ompany has recently completed a tril~le-superphosphatu fertilizer plant with a produ¢’tion capacity of 11)5 tons per day. The new phtnl is located at Phillit~s’ Houston Ship (~hannel site. Anhydrous amnmnia production at the grm~ing chemical industry site has about doubled with inshdlation of the ne~ plant, and Phillips is also expanding its ammoniumsulphate producing facililies. HOUSTON PORTBOOK,SPRING,1954
2320 Fannin Street Telephone: CApitol 9451
Galveston Office: 1206 United States Natl. Bank Bldg. Telephone: 2-2011
Pilot Boats: Houston Pilots Nos. 1, 2 and 3--Meet vessels on Galveston Bar. All vessels to or from sea $ 6.00 per draft foot All vessels to or from Bolivar Roads ................................. .... 4.00be charged per indraft O11 vessels ordered to anchor in Bolivar R0adS bythe Agent or Master, a fee 0f $35.00 will addition foot to the regular pilot fee when the vessel is subsequently ordered to a dock. All vessels to or from sea or Bolivar Roads "dead" to be charged double the regular pilot fee. Swinging vessel for compass adjustment .......................... 25.00 Zone No. 1. All terminals between the Turning Basin and Manchester Terminal. Zone No. 2. All terminals between Manchester Terminal and Hess Terminal. Zone No. 3. All terminals between Hess Terminal and Ordnance Depot. Zone No. 4. All terminals between Ordnance Depot and Morgan Point. All shifts confined to any one zone will be $35.00. All shifts from terminals in one zone to terminals in adjoining zone $40.00. All shifts from terminals in any one zone passing through the adjoining zone to temninals in the next adjoining zone $45.00. All shifts from terminals in any one zone passing through the next two adjoining zones to terminals in the third adjoining zone $50.00. All vessels shifting "dead" to be charged double the regular shifting fee. WhenPilot is detained aboard vessel in Bolivar Roads for the convenience of the vessel, a charge of $10.00 for the first hour and $5.00 for each hour thereafter will be charged.
Suderman & Young Towing Co., Inc., 708 Cotton Exchange Building, Houston, Texas, PReston 0830. Intracoastal Towing & Transportation Corp., 502 Caroline St., Houston 2, Texas, PReston 2297. Bay-Houston Towing Company, 811 Cotton Exchange Building, Houston, Texas, CApitol6231. ASSISTINGVESSELunder own power, Docking or Offdocking included : Morgan Point to Baytown ............ $155.00 Morgan Point to Ordnance Depot. 225.00 Morgan Point to Shell, Adams Terminal, Todd shipYards, Or Sheffield . ¯ 250.00 Morgan Point to Houston ..... 295.00 Bolivar Roads to Morgan Point or Baytown 295.00 Bolivar Roads to Shell 365.00 Bolivar Roads to Houston ................. 415.00 Galveston or Texas City to Baytown 350.00 Galveston or Texas City to Houston " " " . 475.00 Baytown to Ordnance Depot 175.00 Baytown to Shell, Adams Terminal or sheffield ......................... 175.00 Baytown to Houston 270.00 Houston to Sinco, Galena, Crown, or n0rsworthy ............. 155.00 Houston to Sheffield, Todd Shipyards, Adams Terminal, or Shell 175.00 Houston to Ordnance Depot 250.00 (Norsworthy, Crown, Galena, Sinco, Clinton, Manchester take same rates as Houston from above points.)
Schedule of Tug Boat Operators 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15.
between below below
DOCKING OR OFFDOCKING
1. 2. 3. 4.
At points At points At points At Baytown
Turning Basin and Manchester Terminal, inclusive ............ Manchester Terminal to Norsworthy, inclusive ............ Norsworthy to Ordnance Depot, inclusive ................
1. 2. 3. 4. 5.
Between points at Turning Basin to Manchester Terminal, inclusive .................. $120.00 Between points below Manchester Terminal to Norsworthy, inclusive ........ 140.00 Between points below Norsworthy to Shell, inclusive ........... 150.00 From one berth to another at the same dock between points below Manchester Terminal to Ordnance Depot, inclusive 145.00 From one berth to another at Baytown 120.00 Holding vessel off dock and redocking,shifting rates Will apply. " ..... Standing by or holding vessel in stream or alongside bank awaiting berth, pulling time rate will apply. Towing "dead" ships between points on Houston Ship Channel, other than above specified, pulling time rate will apply.
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(d) There will be an additional charge of $5.00 for mooring and $5.00 for unmooring at any place where a regular dock and facilities are not provided; and double lines or bights will carry a $5.00 extra charge. A double fee for double docking. DOCKING AND UNDOCKING 1. (a) Charge of $17.00 for mooring or unmooring vessels 2. One hour’s notice of sailing or shifting shall be given the any place in the Houston Ship Channel between the Houston Mooring Company:if the vessel is not ready to sail Turning Basin and Adams Terminal, Todd Shipyard, or shift within one hour after ordering time, there will be inclusive. an additional charge of $8.00 an hour waiting time. A minimumcharge of one hour will be made on all waiting time. (b) Charge of $17.00 for unmooring and $17.00 for moorIn the event a sailing or shifting is cancelled after the men ing in shifting from one berth to another; except when of the Houston Mooring Company are at the pier, there shifting to the adjoining berth, which is a ship length will be a charge of one hour at the waiting time rate. No or 500 feet, there will be a charge of $23.00 for the charge for any delayed sailing or shifting on account of entire service. weather conditions. There will be a charge of one and one-half (1½) times (c) the day rate for work performed between the hours of 3. On vessels at oil terminals the rate enumerated above in (a) and (b), will be increased by three dollars ($3.00) 10:00 P.M. and 4:00 A.M.
Contract and charges made for mooring or unmooring vessels between the Houston Maritime Association, Inc., and the Houston Mooring Company.
Operations on the rail-water terminals in the Port of Houston are carried on under the provisions of tariff published by the Navigation District, which tariff is concurred in generally by the four private terminal companies operating for hire. This tariff contains thirteen sections, as follows: Freight Handling Machinery SECTION EIGHT Preliminary SECTION ONE Miscellaneous Charges SECTION NINE Regulations Governing Use of Waterways SECTION TWO Vegetable Oil Handling Plant Regulations Governing Use of Facilities SECTION TEN SECTION THREE Dockage Houston Public Grain Elevator SECTION FOUR SECTION ELEVEN Shed Hire SECTION FIVE Loading and Unloading SECTION TWELVE Wharfage SECTION SIX Bulk Handling Plant SECTION THIRTEEN Free Time and Penalty SECTION SEVEN
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210 Scanlan Bldg. Houston 2, Texas
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Along the banks of the Houston Ship Channel, as it winds its meticulous way from Galveston Bay through Morgan Point, up the San Jacinto River and Buffalo Bayou, are concentrated nearly one hundred great plants, refineries and other shipping and manufacturing installations. The upper 25 mile section of this busy artery of commerce is literally sprinkled with the tanks, towers and wharves of plants producing hundreds of products and by-products of oil, natural gas and other minerals. Each year there is a substantial increase in the number and activities of these great industries, attracted to the area by the continuing availability of deepwater sites, splendid rail and highway connections, and unlimited and lowcost supplies of electric power, water and oil and natural gas fuel, not to mention the wealth of other raw materials and minerals obtainable in vast quantities. In addition to the great manufacturing facilities, there are now more than 25,000 lineal feet of privately-owned wharves along the channel, capable of berthing more than eighty ships and barges. The following is a brief summary of these plants and facilities, beginning at the Turning Basin and progressing downstream:
Port Houston Iron Works, complete ship repairs. Berths available. Humble Oil & Refining Co. Handling fuel and bunker oil-using Navigation District wharves with connections at No. 1 to 4 and Gulf Atlantic Warehouse Company (Long Reach) Docks with connections at Nos. 1-8, inclusive. Diesel fuel available at Wharf No. 3 only. Supplying vessels, railroads and industries. Turning Basin Compress, operated by Southern Compress & Warehouse Company. One high density compress, storage, classing and shipping. Humble Oil & Refining Co. Eighty-five acre tank farm and specialty manufacturing plant. Two bunker lines, one for bunker C fuel oil and one for Diesel fuel, with connections on Wharves Nos. 10 to 15, inclusive, for bunkering ships while discharging o1’ receiving cargo. Located on north bank of Channel. Port City Compress & Warehouse Co., owned by Atkinson & Company, located three-quarters of a mile northeast of Turning Basin on tracks of the Houston Belt & Terminal and Southern Pacific Railway. Patrick Shipside Warehouse. Receiving commodities for warehousing, shipping and distribution. Facilities adjacent to Navigation District Wharf 4. Pacific Molasses Co., Ltd. Receiving shipload cargoes of molasses for distribution throughout the Southwest. Pipeline over Navigation District Wharf No. 1. Marco Chemical Co. Storage, shipping and receiving of tallow. (Use Navigation District Wharf No. 1.) Maritime Oil Co. Drumming of petroleum products. (Use Navigation District Wharf No. 1). Parker Bros. & Co., Inc., Wharf Site No. 17, sand and shell unloading rig, north side Channel. Armour Fertilizer Works, Manufacture of commercial fertilizer. Shipments of phosphate rock received by vessels. Sulphur received by carload from Texas mines. Lee Construction Co. Export Crating and Packing. Houston Export Crating & Construction Co., Inc. Export Crating and Packing. Houston Wharf Co. (Long Reach Docks), concrete wharf 3,428 feet long, marginal tracks, berthing space for eight steamers. Cargo of all kinds handled by this Company. (Owned and operated by Gulf Atlantic Warehouse Co.) Gulf Atlantic Warehouse Co. (Long Reach Plant), two high density cotton compresses, concrete warehouses, with area of 1,500,000 square feet. Gulf Atlantic Warehouse Co. (Fifth Ward Plant), two high density cotton compresses, and warehouses with 1,100,000 square feet of storage area. Gulf Atlantic Warehouse Co. (Clinton Plant), high density cotton compresses, and warehouses with 350,000 square feet of storage area. The Sprunt Corporation (Sprunt Docks). Berth space for two steamers, two story brick and concrete warehouses. Two high density compresses and warehouses with capacity of 150,000 bales of cotton. Gulf Atlantic Warehouse Co. (Terminal Plant), two high density cotton compresses and warehouses with area of 650,000 square feet. HOUSTONPORTBOOK, SPRING, 1954
W. D. Haden Co. Marine Department and Machine Shop, mouth of Brays Bayou. Houston Marine Service, Inc. Boat basin and marine repair yard for care of yachts, work boats, and pleasure boats, located on Brays Bayou. Bludworth Shipyard. Marine ways, shipbuilding and boat repair yard, salvaging services, located on Brays Bayou. Platzer Boat Works. Shipbuilding and marine repairs, located on Brady Island and Brays Bayou. Parker Bros. & Co., Inc. Shell and sand unloading plant in old channel, Harrisburg. Harrisburg Machine Co. All kinds of ship and machine repairs, located on Old Channel of Buffalo Bayou in Harrisburg. Consolidated Chemical Industries, Inc. Large chemical plant manufacturing fertilizers, sulphuric acid, muriatic acid, bone charcoal, other bone products. Barge wharf, located on old channel of Buffalo Bayou. Eastern States Petroleum Co., Inc. Oil refining, barge wharf. Pipe lines to Manchester wharves. Liquilux Gas Services. Packages liquefied petroleum gas products and anhydrous ammonia in special I.C.C. cylinders and skid tanks for export and domestic shipment. Located behind Eastern States No. 1 refinery. Eastern States Petroleum Co., Inc. Gasoline storage and marine warehouse. Barge and ship wharves. Facilities leased from Magnolia Petroleum Company. Lone Star Cement Corporation. Large plant manufacturing high grade Portland and oil well cement from oyster shell and clay. Capacity 2,000,000 barrels per year, operating two kilns. Barge wharf. Continental (;rain Coral)any. (Formerly A rrow Mills, Inc.) Flour mill, feed mill and grain elevator, 2,000,000 bushels capacity. Carrier house to Manchester Public Wharf, loading capacity 20,000 bushels per hour. Pneumatic system to take grain from ship to elevator. Southwestern Sugar & Molasses Co. Receiving shipload cargoes of molasses for distribution throughout the Southwest. Pipeline over Navigation District Manchester Wharf. Phillips Petroleum Company. Marketing. (Using Channel Fuel wharf.) Arkansas Fuel Oil Co. Petroleum products distribution station. (Use Channel Fuel wharf.) Continental Oil Company. Gasoline terminal storage tanks. Small craft and barge wharf. Tennessee Coal, Iron & Railroad Company. Steel products. Terminal and warehouse. Southern Pacific Lines. Steamship terminal at Clinton. First unit berths three vessels. Slip 850 feet. Ideal Cement Co. Gulf Portland Division. Manufacturers of Portland cement and oil well cement. Mayo Shell Corp. Poultry feed grinding plant. Road materials. Phosphate rock grinding plant. Eastern States Petroleum Co., Inc., Pile wharf and tank storage. Pipe lines to refinery. Manchester Terminal Corporation. Concrete wharves and two-story concrete transit sheds; berths for four ships; general cargoes handled. Two high density compresses; two-story 63
General American Tank Storage Terminals. Petroleum and vegetable oil terminal tank faith. Oil and ChemicalProducts, Inc., operating bcnzene purification plant. Processes 15,000 tons per month of European coal tar light oils. Uses General American Wharf. ChampionPaper & Fibre Co. Largest book paper mill in the South. Produces stock for Time and Life as well as other coated stock. Pulp mill finishing plant, whala~es, etc. The Texas Co. Slip with berths for three vessels. 1400 feet of wharves. Crown Central Petroleum Corporation. Oil refining and shipping by vessel. Wharf 150 feet. Phillips Petroleum Co. Gasoline exporting telzninal. Phillips Chemical Co. Produces ammoniumsulphate, etc. Phillips Terminal Co. Bulk cargo terminal. Horton & Horton. Slip, wharves, shell unloading rig, marine ways, and repair yard, located on Cotton Patch Bayou. Mathieson Chemical Corporation. Two docks--143 feet and 153 feet in length. Bulk cargo dock. Produces agricultural chemicals, etc. Warren Petroleum Corporation (Warrengas TerminalStorage and shipment of L P G products. Two T-head wharves, 98 x 20 feet. Hess Terminal Corporation (Norsworthy Terminal). Tank farm and storage. Shipment of petroleum products. Oil wharf 150 feet. YOUR SHIPMENTS Barge wharf 40 feet. Sheffield Steel Corporation. ROUTES .... Blast furnace, coke ovens, basic open hearth furnaces, blooming mill, structural mill, merchant and rod mills, wire products, etc. Tenn-Texas Alloy & Chemical Corp. Manufacturer ferr~manganese, ferrosilicon and other alloys needed to produce high-grade steel. A. O. Smith Corporation of Texas. Produces all-welded, largediameter steel pipe. A. O. Smith Corporation. Produces LPG tanks, and hydraulic pumps. Nyotex Chemicals, Inc. Plant for making lime from oyster shell; plant for producing anhydrous aluminum chloride; plant for producing anhydrous hydrofluoric acid --all located on Green’s Bayou. Meriehem Co., Inc. Produces wide range of chemicals used in mining, textile, chemical and petroleum industries. W. D. Haden Co. Shell retail delivery plant, located on Green’s Bayou. Parker Bros. & Co., Inc. Barge repair and construction yard, marine ways. Located on Green’s Bayou. Green’s Bayou Marine Service Company.Boat, tug and barge constructiou and repairs. Two nmrine railways. Looated on Green’s Bayou. Todd Shipyards. Complete dry(locking, repair and shipbuilding facilities, I2,500 and 3,600 ton floating drydocks. Ample wharues and building ways. Capable of handling any ship navigating the Houston Ship Chamlel. Located on the Houston Ship Channel at the mouth of Green’s Bayou. Ethyl Corporation. Very large 45D TEXAS CnMMUNITIES DALLY producer of tetra-ethyl lead and other chemicals. Diamond Alkali Co. Producers of liquid chlorine gas and caustic soda. Plant and office on Houston Ship Channel. 4101 FULTON ST. Rohm & Haas Company. Manufacturers of plastics, insecticides,
concrete storage warehouses, capacity 250,000 bales of cotton. Large open area for outside storage. W. D. Haden Co. Marine ways for barge and small craft repairs in Simms Bayou near Navigation District Railroad bridge. W. D. Haden Co. Shell unloading rig and side tracks in Simms Bayou near Navigation District Railroad bridge. Gulf Chemical Company.Manufacturers of fertilizer from phosphate rock. Coastal Oil & Transport Co. (Leased to Humble Oil Refining Co.) Storage and shipments of gasoline. Ship wharf. Gulf Oil Corporation. Terminal. Wharf 590 feet long Sinclair Refining Co. Refiners and shippers of crude and refined oils. Wharf 1,400 feet long, pipe line connections to various fields in the Mid-Continent area. Houston Lighting & Power Co. Deepwater Steam-Electric Station, 160,000 k.w. capacity, total capacity 600,000 k.w. including all plants. High tension power lines extending along each side of channel provide ample power for city and industrial use. Barge wharf.
CENTRAL.IZE ALONG THESE
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fungicides, coating resins, plywood adhesives and chemicals for the leather, textile and rubber industries. Plant and offices on Ship Channel. San Jacinto Ordnance Depot. Storage depot and terminal facilities. Shell Oil Co., Inc., and Shell Chemical Corporation. Large refinery and tank farms. Slip with four berths. Petroleum and chemical products, loading and unloading facilities. San Jacinto Battleground Park. Memorial to the heroes of Sam Houston’s Azzny of Texas. The top of the San Jacinto monument towers 570 feet high. The Battleship TEXAS is permanently berthed in slip on the waterfront. Channel Shipyard, Lynchburg. Boat building and repairs. 500-ton marine ways. Gulf Refining Company (Houston Pipe Line Division), Lynchburg. Oil storage. Shipment by vessel and pipe line. Wharf 200 feet. Humble Oil & Refining Co. One of America’s largest refineries, at Baytown. Refining and shipment of crude and refined oil products. Three tanker docks--two berths each--one dock 600 feet and two docks 450 feet. Four barge wharves, one 250 feet, and three 60 feet. E. I. du Pont de Nemours & Co. (Grasselli Chemicals Department). Chemical plant, located on Brinson Point about onefourth mile west of the main Houston Ship Channel. Humble Oil & Refining Co. Barge terminal on Barbour Channel. Standard Oil Co. of Texas. Salt Dome Corporation. Barge terminal on Barbour Channel. Cliff’s Yacht Basin. Boat sales, storage and repairs. Houston has over 100 producing oil fields within a radius of 100 miles, and pipe lines extend to all major coastal and mid-continental oil and gas fields. Many of the major and independent companies maintain their principal offices at Houston. Upper Channel Industrial Development In addition to the industries established along the main channel there are a number located upon the light draft channel between the harbor and the center of the city and having their own wharves and cargo handling facilities. Among them the following are noted: Gulf Canal Lines, Inc. Barge terminal for loading heavy vehicles and mobile equipment. Ole Peterson & Son. Barge dock and mooring facility. National Supply Company. Steel bulkhead wharf for handling pipe, steel, etc. Republic Supply Company. Pipe yard and warehouse. Continental Supply Company. Pipe yard. Houston Barge Terminal. Barge terminal and warehouse. Parker Bros. & Co., Inc. Shell unloading plant and builders’ supplies. Shellbuilder Co. Oyster shell poultry feed. Trinity Portland Cement Division, General Portland Cement Company. Producing cement from oyster shell. Houston Packing Company. Meat packers. Pritchard Rice Milling Co. Federal Steel Products Corporation. Steel castings. Houston Shell & Concrete Co. Ready-mixed concrete, shell, sand and gravel. Houston Lighting & Power Company. Gable Street plant, 60,000 k.w. capacity. United Gas. Distribution plant facilities. Horton & Horton. Sand, shell, gravel, ready-mixed concrete producers. Coffield Warehouse Company. 650,000 feet of floor space. 600-foot steel retaining wall. Major tenants Gulf Oil Corporation, General Electric Company, American Can Company, and Brown and Root, Inc. Brown and Root, Inc.--Tank machining plant under construction. 950-ft. steel sheet-pile bulkhead and wharf. Peden Iron & Steel Co. Sales and warehouse. The General Warehouse Company. Houston Central Warehouse & Cold Storage Co. Texas Packing Company. Meats. Houston Terminal Warehouse & Cold Storage Co. Merchants & Manufacturers Building Corporation. Buffalo Warehouse Company. Warehousing and distribution facilities. John Young Co., Inc. Shell. Located at foot of Fannin Street on Buffalo Bayou. City Wharves. B. A. Riesner & Son. Structural steel. NATURALGAS. The channel industrial area is served on eaeh side of the waterway by natural gas piped from the fields by the United Gas, Houston Natural Gas Corporation, Gas Division of Humble Oil & Refining Co. and Houston Industrial Gas Company, whose mains are available to all industries. HOUSTONPORTBOOK, SPRING, 1954
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PORT BUREAU ELECTS BOARD OF DIRECTORS C. B. Fox~ general agenl for l~ykes Bros. Steamship Company. lne.. has been re-elected chairman of the execulive commith*e of the Houston Port Bureau. promolional agency for the l’ort of Houston. Hugll J. Bernard. vice president of lhe Second National Bank. ~as renamed vice chairman. The Bureau also named I~o new directors and re-appointed 19 ,Ihers. Nm~directors are C. F. Rickel. traffic manager, Sheffield Sled Corporamanager, tion; and Herman Weber. Stone l:orwarding Company. Directors are: W. S. Bellows, lg;. N. Blantom J. G. Turney, W. L. Walker, R. Vernon Whiteside, and Port Director Warren 1). Lamporl, representing the
Houston Naxigation District: I~amar Fleming. Jr.. and I_ R. C. Towles. representing the Houston Cotton Exchange: Alfred Bessell, Jr., Gulf Atlantic Warehouse Co.: R. J. Mills. Manchester Terrninal Corl~oration; J. tt. Flavin. lhe Sprunt (~orl~oralion: C. R. Mus~rave. Phillips Terminal Company: \’C. M. Hurley. represenling the Houslon (Jmmber of Commerce: J. S. Burrmvs. representing oil indushies; J. ~:. Hershey. representing barge lines and harbor lugs: Vernon C. Frederick. representing ship chandlers: W. R. Crute. represenling chemical and allied industries; Mr. Fox. representing the Houston Maritime &ssoeiation; Mr. Bernard. representing banks of Houston: Mr. \Veber. representing foreign freight for~arders, and \,It. Riekel. representing I[le steel industry.
MARINE AND AIR
PHILLIPS TO BUILD POLYETHYLENE PLANT Phillips Chemical Company has announced plans to build a new type pilot plant on the Houston Ship Channel to make l~olyelhylene, ~hich may lead to the construction of another mu[li-million dollar unit in its array of chcmlcal industries in Houston. The plant will make i~olyethylene bv a ne~ process requiring less investment than existing methods. (~onsh’uction is scheduled to slarl at onee. Less than 50(I pounds pressure per square inch is required in the new process, as compared to 15.O00 to 30,000 pounds in current manufacturing practice. Pending the outcome of laboratory tests on the new product, to be know[l as Marlex 50, a full-scale plant for production of polyethylene is to be erected at Phillips’ Ship Channel location.
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INDEX TO AD~’ERTISEMENT~ A American Barge Line Company .................... American Mideast Line ........................... Anderson, Clayton & Co .......................... Atlantic, Gulf & Pacific Company .................
21 14 17 10
8 Barge Service Corporation .......................... Bay-Houston Towing Company ................... Biehl & Company ......................... Binnings, E. S .................................. Binswanger & Co. of Texas ....................... Bloomfield Steamship Company .................. Burlington Lines ..............................
67 22 65 22 61 20 5
c Central Freight Lines ......................... Champion Paper & Fibre Company, The ............ Cities Service ................. Consolidated Chemical Industries ..... Continental Grain Company ............. Cook, J. M. Company ........... Coyle Lines .............. Crown Central Petroleum Corporation ..... Crown Marine Laundry .............. Cunard Steamship Co., Ltd., The ......
64 4 23 67 20 62 22 22 62 21
F Houston ........ Inc ..........
G Garcia Line ................. General American Tank Storage Terminals ...... General Stevedores, Inc ................ Gulf Atlantic Warehouse Co ............. Gulf Coast Supply Company ..........
53 19 10 15 20
H Harrisburg Machine Company, Inc ..... Hay, John I., Company ...... Houston Foundry & Machine Co ........... Houslon Lighting & Power Co ....... Houston Pilots ................. Houston Pipe Line Company Humble Oil & Refining Company
67 61 55 57 12 18 16
National Bank & McVitie,
I Industrial Gas Supply Corporation Intracoaslal Towing & Transportation
L Lee Construction Corporation Lockwood & Andrews ........... Lykes Bros. Steamship Co., Inc
Cover IV 49 !
M MMMInc. Manchester Terminal Corporation Mississippi Valley Barge Line Company Missouri-Kansas-Texas Lines Missouri Pacific Lines Moore, Dale W.
66 20 Cover III 3 9 53
N National Bank of Commerce Newtex Steamship Corporation Norris, W. H., Lumber Company
60 23 49
P Patrick Transfer & Storage Company Peden Iron & Steel Co. R Rice, Thomas & Company, inc. Rock Island Lines
18 23 10 7
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San Jacinto Inn Santa Fe System Lines Sheffield Steel Corporation Shell Oil Company Shilstone TesHng Laboratory Sinclair Refining Company Smith, A. O., Corporation of Texas Smith, R. W. & Co. South Ports Forwarding Co. Southern Barge Terminal Southern Compress & Warehouse Co. Southern Pacific Lines Standard Dredging Corporation States Marine Lines Strachan Shipping Company Suderman & Young Towing Co. Inc. T Tenn-Tex Alloy & Chemical Corporation ..... Texas Transport & Terminal Company, Inc .... Todd Shipyards Corporation .........
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z Zanes, 68
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