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Houston Shipping Co. Sees New Uses for Shipping Containers

Posted on Fri, May 03, 2013

Pack n send, which specials in international freight shipping Houston Texas, is always looking for articles about using shipping containers for uses other than shipping. Sounds interesting? Well it is.

We have written blogs about a mall in England made from shipping containers.  And then there was the shipping container made into a Subway Restaurant. That container moved up floor by floor with construction workers who are building the new World Trade Center in New York City.

Now, we have found that there are shipping containers being used in Houston to build affordable housing.  These one story homes are fully insulated and are built on piers, just like Houston homes.  Shipping containers cost between two thousand to five thousand five hundred dollars.  While shipping containers come in twenty and forty foot sizes, it is the forty foot containers that are being used to build these homes.

We have seen pre fabricated homes built before, but I do not believe that any of these homes have been built from re purposed materials. Taking an existing structure and using it for a brand new purpose is quite exciting to a shipping company.

There are actually other uses for container, in the more traditional sense.  Think shipping of cars, equipment, clothing, medical equipment and household goods.

Since pack n send, which specializes in international freight shipping Houston is located in beautiful Houston, Texas we are ever mindful of being located close to one of the largest ports in the United States…The Port of Houston.

The Port of Houston is a major shipping port for the United States. While other ports have experienced work stoppages in recent years, or the threat of strikes by dock workers, The Port of Houston, has been a constant port for both shipping and receiving of international goods.

The Port of Houston posts amazing trade statistics. It is ranked first in the United States in foreign tonnage, second in the United States in total tonnage, and seventh in 2012 in container port in total TEU’s.

The port of Houston is the largest Texas port with 46 per cent of tonnage in 2012, largest Texas container port in 2012, largest Gulf Coast container port in 2012, and second ranked United States Port in terms of the value of the cargo that goes through the port.

The Port Authority has an attitude that nothing is too difficult for them to handle. On their website they list freight of everything from grain to auto parts.

Not only is the Port of Houston currently one of the most progressive ports in the United States, the update on their website reprinted below demonstrates that they are planning for a busy future. 

“Demonstrating continued investment in infrastructure improvements to better serve customers, the Port Commission of the Port of Houston Authority today selected Konecranes Finland Corporation to supply four dockside electric container cranes for Wharf No. 1 at Barbours Cut Container Terminal.

The Port Commission authorized negotiation of a contract with Konecranes for the equipment, which is part of a significant renovation under way at Barbours Cut, the Port Authority’s first container terminal. handling facilities in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico  A planned $700 million project to modernize this critical facility will include new cranes, lights and dock improvements to provide customers more efficient cargo handling with expanded capability to handle larger ships.

Two Foreign Trade Zone matters were also approved, one for an expansion of FTZ 84, of which the Port Authority is the grantee, and one to create a new subzone. FTZ 84 is one of the largest zones in the U.S. and according to the latest report to Congress, more value passes through it than any other FTZ in the nation, exporting more than $5 billion worth of goods annually.” 

With alternative uses for containers and the busy Port of Houston, container usage will only increase in the future. Freight companies in Houston Texas look forward to a very vibrant future.

 

 

 

Tags: Container Loading Houston, Freight Houston

Container Loading in Houston- Not These Containers

Posted on Fri, Feb 08, 2013

 While shipping containers are used in worldwide shipping, it is always fun to look at other uses for  these versatile structures. Resourceful people and businesses have been using containers for alternate uses. Now Green architects are also repurposing these containers.  If you are looking at estate shipping overseas, shipping artwork, or international furniture shipping, you may consider using a container.

 Think containers that are now used for relief in disaster areas, foundations for small stores, condos and vacation homes. The not so elite have been using these containers for shelters for years.  For multistory stores, these containers are easily stackable.

During the construction of the replacement towers in New York, a container was made into a restaurant. As the buildings were built taller, the restaurant inside the shipping container was hoisted from floor to floor to feed workers as they worked on higher and higher floors. No more brown bag lunches for these construction workers.

Now think about colleges that need instantaneous housing. Why not make a dorm out of a shipping container?  A little fancier and you have an apartment. What if you need a quick jail?  A shipping container is a good idea.

Why has the reuse of containers taken off?  First of all, they are affordable.  Sometimes containers were just stocked in ports or even melted down for reuse.  Using a container is significantly less expensive than using new building materials.  Re use of resources is very popular in the building industry throughout the world.

So how do these containers look as homes, apartments and buildings?  Some of the containers are left exactly as they were purchased. The outsides still look just like shipping containers. Other containers are use building materials and apply them to the outside of the container. Siding, wood, or even brick will do make the container  look just like any other home or business.  Individuals and business often use more than one container to make a larger home or office.

At pack n send, we are a shipping company in Houston, we do use shipping containers for their original purpose, but  we are always interested to see what other uses are made from the materials that we ship.  So whether you need a Houston Shipping company or a new home, look at containers as more than a way to ship products and household goods.

We have listed below countries that containers are shipped to from the United States.

Afghanistan 
Albania 
Algeria 
American Samoa
Andorra 
Angola 
Anguilla
Antigua and Barbuda 
Argentina 
Armenia 
Aruba
Australia 
Austria 
Azerbaijan 
Bahamas 
Barbados 
Baruba
Belarus 
Belize 
Belgium 
Benin 
Bermuda
Bhutan 
Bolivia|
Bonaire
Botswana 
Bosnia and Herzegovina 
Brazil 
Brittish Virgin Islands
Brunei 
Bulgaria 
Burkina Faso 
Burundi 
Canada 
Cape Verde
Cayman Islands
|Chile 
China 
Colombia 
Congo 
Congo Republic of
Cook island
Costa Rica 
Croatia 
Curaco
Cyprus 
Czech Republic 
Dominica 
Dominican Republic 
DPR of Korea Republic
East Timor 
Ecuador
Egypt
El Salvador 
Eritrea 
Estonia 
Ethiopia |
Faeroe Islands
Falkland Islands 
Faroc Islands
Fiji 
Finland
France 
French Guinana
French Polynesia
Gabon 
The Gambia 
Germany 
Gibraltar
Ginvea-Bissau 
Ginvea-Exquatorial
Greece 
Greenland
Grenada 
Guadeloupe
Guam
Guatemala 
Guernsey
Guinea
Guinea Republic
Guyana Haiti
Honduras 
Hong Kong 
Hungary 
Iceland 
India
Indonesia
Iran-Islamic Republic of Tersey
Iraq 
Ireland
Israel 
Italy 
Ivory Coast
Jamaica 
Japan 
Jordan 
Kazakhstan
Korpa
Kosovo
Kosrae Island
Kuwait
Kyrgyzstan 
Lao People’s Democratic Republic
Laos 
Latvia 
Lebanon 
Lesotho 
Liberia 
Libya 
Libyan Arab Jamahiriy
Liechtenstein
Lithuania
Luxembourg 
Macao
Malawi 
Malaysia 
Maldives
Mali
Malta 
Marshall Islands
Martinique
Mauritania
Mauritius
Mayotte
Mexico
Micronesia 
Moldova 
Monaco
Mongolia
Montenegro
Montserrat
Namibia 
Nauru
Nepal 
Netherlands 
Netherlands Antilles
New Caledonia
New Zealand 
Nicaragua 
Niger 
Nigeria
Nive 
Northern Mariana Islands 
Norway 
Oman 
Pakistan 
Panama
Papa New Guinea
Paraguay
Peru
Phillipines
Poland 
Portugal
Puerto Rico
Qatar Reunion
Romania 
Rota
Russia
Saipan (Northern Mariana Islands)
Samoa
San Marino 
Sao Tome and Principe
Saudi Arabia 
Senegal 
Serbia
Seychelles 
Sierra Leone
Singapore 
Slovak Republic 
Slovakia
Slovenia 
Solomon Islands 
Somalia 
Somaliand
South Africa
South Korea
Spain
Sri Lanka
St. Barthelemy 
St. Croix
St. Eustatius 
St. John
St. Kitts and Nevis
St. Lucia
St. Maarten
St. Thomas
St. Vincent 
Sudan
Suriname
Swaziland 
Sweden
Switzerland
Tahiti
Taiwan 
Tanzania 
Thailand 
Tinian
Tonga
Tongo 
Tortola
Trinidad and Tobago 
Turkey 
Turks and Caicos Islands 
Turkmenistan 
Tuvalu
Uganda 
Ukraine 
United Arab Emirates 
United Kingdom 
United States of America

 

 

 

 

Tags: Container Loading Houston

Alternative Use for Shipping Containers in Houston, TX.

Posted on Mon, Nov 26, 2012

Another great and innovative use for shipping containers appears to be getting looked at in Houston Texas.

In prior blogs pack n send has found uses on construction sites and malls in foreign countries.  The Houston Chronicle on November 25, 2012 published an article about a potential alternative use for containers in Houston.

Why is this article important?  The Port of Houston is expanding.  The Panama Canal expansion will route more and more shipping containers to the Port of Houston. While Houston is a major port of export, used containers will still need to be repurposed or disposed of.  If this container can be used for housing or to house shops, this is a win, win for both Houston and the environment.

The current planned is a master-planned “HIVE”. Nestor Topchy is anticipating using 148 shipping containers, with each container having a different purpose.  There will also be forty four- three and four story buildings added to the hive that will be made out of shipping containers.   Incredibly enough, these buildings will have apartments, both one and two bedrooms.

The anticipated business to reside on the bottom floor will look like any typical old time downtown area. Think restaurants, bakeries, art and architecture studios, grocery stores, farmers market, animal clinics and a laundromat. As a way not to waste the roofs, think New York City. Roof top gardens are anticipated. Look for these shipping containers to use solar power.

This is exciting for the shipping industry.  Boxes are already being reused. When their useful shipping life is over, they are sent to recycling centers. Styrofoam peanuts are also reused. Think the Peanut hotline that lets individuals and business know where to drop off used shipping peanuts. Once these peanuts can no longer be used for shipping, they also are sent to recycling centers.

Now onto the shipping containers.  They are much larger and more difficult to dispose of.  Some of them are already being shipped to foreign countries to be used in housing.  Finding an alternative use for these containers in the United States is a good environmentally friendly step.

At pack n send we load containers with household and business goods for shipping overseas We have cars loaded for overseas shipping.  While many of these containers are used and reused, shipped from country to country, seeing a futuristic plan for these used containers is quite an accomplishment.

The housing aspect of this plan may hold the most promise for the future.  Shipping containers could be stacked and readied for use during natural disasters. They are easily shipped, and could be stacked and ready to use any where worldwide.  Since they already load easily onto ships, they can be shipped to any port worldwide. It would be easy to move them in ahead of a storm and store them right outside of the anticipated storm area. It is a relatively inexpensive way to provide immediate housing after a natural disaster.

It will be interesting to watch this project progress in Houston, TX.  While it may take a while to get permits, we are hopeful that the city of Houston and the Greater Houston Partnership will look at container building as not a onetime project, but a viable alternative housing plan for the future.  What a great tourist attraction. Houston is usually on the cutting edge of new trends as well as has a visionary outlook for its future. The land to build and fit these containers is readily available in the Houston area.

Once Houston sets the bar, we hope other cities will follow suit and reuse these shipping containers in both private and public housing.

Tags: Houston Shipping, Container Loading Houston

Shipping From Houston? Location, Location, Location

Posted on Mon, Aug 27, 2012

  Why is Houston A Good Place to Ship From?

How about the Port of Houston?  Two major airports? Close proximity to Mexico?


  The answer is all of the above.

 

Let’s start with the Port of Houston.  Their container terminals handle about seventy per cent of the containerized cargo in the United States Gulf of Mexico. The terminals provide superior service.  They allow on line bookings.   The schedules are on line so that businesses can book from anywhere in the world.  There are maps online so that truckers can view the best way in and out of the terminal. Procedures are also listed on line. For travelers, there is a sightseeing tour around the terminal on a boat. Companies and individuals are invited to tour the terminal and ask first hand questions.

Terminal personnel continually keep in mind time and scheduling of shipments.

Two major airports.   Shipping your freight by air is easy in Houston. Goods are kept moving.  The world’s major air carriers that provide secured space on many flights each month.
Houston also offers 24/7 charter flight assistance to meet your needs. With a global market, there is, door-to-door services   which customs clearance and inland transport to interior points   Companies in Houston also are able to coordinate sea freight operations for on-forwarding cargo in the most cost effective manner. 

Here a just a few of the air services offered in Houston.

•Standard to Expedited International Air freight service 
•Air freight consolidation services.
•Airport to Airport / Door to Airport / Door-to-door services
 •Letters of Credit, Document Preparation and Insurance
 •Multimodal Transportation (Sea/Air/Surface)
•Project Cargo
•Charter services
 
Proximity to Mexico

Many individuals from Mexico shop in Houston for furniture.  Furniture is accumulated in Houston, and then forwarded to Laredo for the ultimate destination in Mexico.  Houston stores shop worldwide for furniture.

For information about, packing, shipping, custom crating, fine art packing and shipping and international shipping from Houston, feel free to contact pack n send in Houston at 713 266 1450.

Tags: Container Loading Houston, Air Cargo Shipping Houston

International Shipping-Alternative Use for Containers

Posted on Wed, Aug 15, 2012

Once again, we have found an article about alternative uses for a shipping containers. We found this article online and have reprinted most of the article for our readers to enjoy.  After a container that moved up and down in a building being built and containers used as housing, we decided to try and find as many alternate uses as possible.

 This use seems very unique and innovative. While pack n send packs containers for overseas shipping, we are always excited to see alternative  uses for a usually mundane item.

 by eddie on December 20, 2011 

Although not the first to use recycled shipping containers to create a shopping center, Boxpark is London’s and the “world’s first” pop-up mall. The Boxpark Shoreditch Mall is made of 60 recycled shipping containers and is home to numerous independent brands.

The 60 containers at Boxpark are painted black and white to give it a contemporary feel and look. The recycled shipping containers are stacked two-story high and five containers wide. The shops on the first floor are home to designer brands, footwear, and casual wear clothing. The upper floor of Boxpark is more spread out and features restaurants and coffee shops with outdoor benches and tables for visitors to eat and relax.

 Boxpark’s founder, Roger Wade, wants to give a leasing opportunity to small businesses which could not afford the high rental costs at traditional malls inLondon. With that being said, visitors will still find known name brands such as Levi’s, Puma, Nike, and Calvin Klein with shops in this mall. And to make things fair, none of the shops are allowed to display any products on the outside of the store besides the name of their company.  Most of the shops in the mall use the space of shipping container but there are a few which are two or three containers wide. Depending on the success of Boxpark Shoreditch Mall, the developer may adopt the same concept in other parts of town.

While pack n send is not located inside a shipping container, we do load containers inHoustonfor our domestic and international customers.

Below, we have posted a list of the countries that pack n send ships to. If you have any questions about either container shipping, or international shipping, feel free to contact pack n send at 713 266 1450.

 Afghanistan
Albania
Algeria
American Samoa
Andorra
Angola
Anguilla
Antigua and Barbuda
Argentina
Armenia
Aruba
Australia
Austria
Azerbaijan
Bahamas
Bahrain
Bangladesh
Barbados
Baruba
Belarus
Belize
Belgium
Benin
Bermuda
Bhutan
Bolivia|
Bonaire
Botswana
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Brazil
Brittish Virgin Islands
Brunei
Bulgaria
Burkina Faso
Burundi
Cambodia
Cameroon
Canada
Cape Verde
Cayman Islands
|Chile
China
Colombia
Congo
Antigua and Barbuda
Argentina
Armenia
Aruba
Australia
Austria
Azerbaijan
Bahamas
Bahrain
Bangladesh
Barbados
Baruba
Belarus
Belize
Belgium
Benin
Bermuda
Bhutan
Bolivia|
Bonaire
Botswana
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Brazil
Brittish Virgin Islands
Brunei
Bulgaria
Burkina Faso
Burundi
Cambodia
Cameroon
Canada
Cape Verde
Cayman Islands
|Chile
China
Colombia
Congo
Dominica
Dominican Republic
DPR of Korea Republic
East Timor
Ecuador
Egypt
El Salvador
Eritrea
Estonia
Ethiopia |
Faeroe Islands
Falkland Islands
Faroc Islands
Fiji
Finland
France
French Guinana
French Polynesia
Gabon
The Gambia
Germany
Georgia
Ghana
Gibraltar
Ginvea-Bissau
Ginvea-Exquatorial
Greece
Haiti
Honduras
Hong Kong
Hungary
Iceland
India
Indonesia
Iran-Islamic Republic of Tersey
Iraq
Ireland
Israel
Italy
Ivory Coast
Jamaica
Japan
Jordan
Kazakhstan
Kenya
Kiribati
Korpa
Kosovo
Kosrae Island
Kuwait
Kyrgyzstan
Lao People’s Democratic Republic
Laos
Latvia
Lebanon
Lesotho
Liberia
Libya
Libyan Arab Jamahiriy
Liechtenstein
Lithuania
Luxembourg
Macao
Macedonia
Madagascar
Malawi
Malaysia
Maldives
Mali
Malta
Marshall Islands

Martinique
Mauritania
Mauritius
Mauritania
Mauritius
Mayotte
Mexico
Micronesia
Moldova
Monaco
Mongolia
Montenegro
Montserrat
Morocco
Mozambique
Namibia
Nauru
Nepal
Netherlands
Netherlands Antilles
New Caledonia
New Zealand
Nicaragua
Niger
Nigeria
Nive
Northern Mariana Islands
Norway
Oman
Pakistan
|Palau
Palestine
Panama
Papa New Guinea
Paraguay
Peru
Phillipines
Poland
Portugal
Puerto Rico
Republic of Nevis
Reunion
Romania
Rota
Russia
Rwanda
Saba
Saipan (Northern Mariana Islands)
Samoa
San Marino
Sao Tome and Principe
Saudi Arabia
Senegal
Serbia
Seychelles
Sierra Leone
Singapore
Slovak Republic
Slovakia
Slovenia
Solomon Islands
Somalia
Somaliand
South Africa
South Korea
Spain
Sri Lanka
St. Barthelemy
St. Croix
St. Eustatius
St. John
St. Kitts and Nevis
St. Lucia
St. Maarten
St. Thomas
St. Vincent
Sudan
Suriname
Swaziland
Sweden
Switzerland
Syria
Tadjikistan
Tahiti
Taiwan
Qatar

Republic of Nevis
Reunion
Romania
Rota
Russia
Rwanda
Saba
Saipan (Northern Mariana Islands)
Samoa
San Marino
Sao Tome and Principe
Saudi Arabia
Senegal
Serbia
Seychelles
Sierra Leone
Singapore
Slovak Republic
Slovakia
Slovenia
Solomon Islands
Somalia
Somaliand
South Africa
South Korea
Spain
Sri Lanka
St. Barthelemy
St. Croix
St. Eustatius
St. John
St. Kitts and Nevis
St. Lucia
St. Maarten
St. Thomas
St. Vincent
Sudan
Suriname
Swaziland
Sweden
Switzerland
Syria
Tadjikistan
Tahiti
Taiwan
Tanzania
Thailand
Tinian
Tonga
Tongo
Tortola
Trinidad and Tobago
Truk
Tunisia
Turkey
Turks and Caicos Islands
Turkmenistan
Tuvalu
Uganda
Ukraine
United Arab Emirates
United Kingdom
United States of America
U.S. Virgin Islands
U.S. Virgin Islands(Brittish)
Uruguay
Uzbekistan
Vanuatu
Vatican City
Venezuela
Vietnam
Virgin Gorda
Wallis and Futuna
Yemen
Zambia
Zimbabwe

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Tags: Container Loading Houston, Container Shipping Houston, Container Packing Houston

Port of Houston-Freight Shipper Notes Improvements-Win for Houston

Posted on Thu, Jun 07, 2012

 The Port  of Houston Authority is doing an excellent job in forecasting increased import and export activity.

 While anticipating that the expansion of the Panama Canal will  result in larger ships calling on the Houston Port, The Port Authority is taking the following action.  They are  planning to dredge  fifty two miles in the Houston Ship channel. The estimated cost at this time is over one hundred forty-four million dollars. The Port Authority of Houston anticipates an increase in shipping activity. 

Since the Panama Canal is expected to be completed during 2014, the port members are looking at funding for capital investments as far as five years out. 

At the current time, The Port of Houston receives the largest portion of it revenues (fees)  from shipping companies. While relying on fees, they are anticipating assistance from the federal government as well. Hopes are that in the future that the port will no longer need taxpayer assistance, and will function totally on its own. The Port Authority is looking at being self sufficient in future years.

 Houston shipping companies are looking at ways to help with both packing and shipping for the new port customers. 

 Houston’s importance as a port is on the rise.  It is centrally located in the middle of the United States.  Other cities without port access send their goods to Houston for international shipping. 

For more information about the Port of Houston and shipping from Houston, please feel free to contact pack n send at 713 266 1450.

Tags: Houston Shipping, Container Loading Houston

Houston Shipping Company Notes Cargo Ship Splits Apart

Posted on Tue, Jan 10, 2012

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AP report:  Nick Perry has reported that a cargo shipped that was wrecked off the coast of New Zea land has split in two.

This cargo ship contained powered milk. Scavengers have been seen trying to pick up these containers of milk from the beach.  Once the seawater touches the milk, it probably unsafe to consume the milk.

With AP reporting that most of the oil has been removed from the ship, it appears that containment and minimizing damage has been the main concern since the vessel split into two pieces.

Instead of placing the blame game, it looks as if everything is being done to minimize environmental impact.

By placing tracking devices or buoys on the containers still left on the ship, it should be easier to locate containers if the parts of the ship sink or head towards the beach.

Pack n send monitors environmentally friendly efforts throughout the world. Even in an environmental disaster, it is heartening to see companies attempting to reduce damage to the environment. .  It has been our  experience, that clean up efforts are often stalled while the blame for an accident is assigned.

For information on shipping out of the port of Houston either via container or by the cubic meter, please feel free to contact pack n send in Houston,TX 713 266 1450.

 

Tags: Container Loading Houston, Container Shipping Houston

9/11 Update- Houston Freight Co sees Great Use for Cargo Container

Posted on Tue, Sep 13, 2011

While the cargo shipping is beginning to pick up in the United States and exports have increased during the last quarter, Subway has come up with an ingenious use for cargo containers.

The New  York Times recognized this ingenuity and on June 16 2010 posted an article about this marvel. Pack n send is posting parts of their article to our website. Our hats are off to Subway for pushing the American Dream to new heights.

Most of the patrons are drawn from an elite group of high-beam artists, namely ironworkers laboring hundreds of feet above the street. The dress code is severe: hard hat, overalls, safety vest and glasses. Security clearance and a union card are a must.

The restaurant, a Subway franchise, opened its door at the top of the steel honeycomb that forms 1 World Trade Center, the skyscraper rising at ground zero. The building will be the city’s tallest when finished in 2013

 The sandwich shop is one of four movable “pods” on hydraulic legs sitting on either side of two tower cranes; the other pods house offices, a shanty where workers can change clothes, and bathrooms for men and women.

But despite advances in engineering, materials and safety, when it comes to lunch, ironworkers and other laborers are used to eating the way their literal and proverbial forebears did during the skyscraper boom of the 20th century: out of a lunch bucket, with a plastic cooler doing the job of the old metal pail.

The array of pods cost $3 million, but the contractor hopes to recoup some of the expense in saved time. “The days of eating on top of a steel beam are long gone,” said Bill Grutta, a DCM vice president.

Each pod is made of nine cargo containers welded together and stacked three levels tall. In the dining pod, the Subway sits on the top level.

It is no different from any other Subway, with a kitchen, a walk-in freezer, a service counter and refrigerators for drinks. One level down, there is a heated and air-conditioned lounge with tables and chairs. A compost tank and an evaporator in the bottom container take care of all the solid and liquid waste.

The menu, for now, is instantly recognizable to any connoisseur of the chain. But Mr. Schragger may add ready-to-heat lasagna, burgers, hot dogs and pretzels to the usual $5 footlongs to infuse the shop with a sense of variety. There is also talk of adding Papa John’s pizza. After all, he must cater to the whims of his clientele.

“I don’t think the veggies will be a big seller,” said Mr. Schragger, who owns four other Subways in Manhattan. “I imagine most of the guys will want protein. Philly Cheesesteaks and the Feast.”

The shop is open to ironworkers, who work at the top of the building as it goes up, as well as laborers, concrete workers, electricians and others on the lower floors; at any time more than 1,000 people can be on the job site. But they are not required to eat at the Subway. Business was a little slow Wednesday for what Mr. Schragger called a “soft opening,” but he and DCM are hoping the shop will catch on.

But it is probably the only one whose 500-gallon water tank is replenished weekly by an even larger tanker lifted by a crane. DCM expects — or hopes — that the compost container will not have to be opened until the building is finished. The waterless toilets and urinals are cleaned by negative pressure that pulls the waste into an evaporator that turns much of the sewage into steam.

 “As the building goes up,” he said, “the views will be pretty nice. I’m sure it will be one of the most talked-about sites to come have lunch.”

Picture from New York Times article 6/16/2010.

For more mundane uses of cargo containers, please contact pack n send for both cargo shipping and freight preparation at 713 266 1450.

Tags: Houston Freight, Houston Shipping, Container Loading Houston

UPSreporting delays-United Kingdom-Houston Freight Co Notes

Posted on Fri, Jun 17, 2011

 Some of these facilities haven been taken offline due to security concerns expressed by British Security. UPS is addressing this situation, but cannot discuss the measures that are being taken to correct the deficiencies that the government noticed. They do not discuss specific details about their security procedures.

 This shutdown does not affect all of UPS processing center in England. It is affecting some of the air shipments only at this time.  UPS is working to correct these deficiencies.  They will post on their website when United Kingdom operations are up to full speed.

 For information about world wide shipping, of small packages and freight, please feel free to contact pack n send at 713 266 1450.

Tags: Houston Shipping, Container Loading Houston

International Freight and Cargo Shipping from Houston

Posted on Tue, Apr 19, 2011

Shipping News Feature

Pack n send usually discusses international news on our blog.  Since we have customers calling in to ask about our international shipping services, we are making a change for this blog and discussing some of our international shipping services.

 We do pack and load household goods for shipping out of the Port of Houston.  We do ship all over the world. We have a network of shippers and do arrange shipments for our customers out of other ports as well. We will determine if you need a twenty foot or a forty foot container for your shipment.

 Besides house hold goods, we also load and pack machinery, airplanes, cars and assorted other items into containers for both individuals and companies.

 We  also freight furniture through out the fifty United States as well as through out the world.  If you do not have enough furniture for a twenty foot container, then we can ship your furniture on a pallet. We ship this by the cubic meters. After you have over ten cubic meters, it becomes more cost effective to order a twenty foot container for you.

 We fill in the paper work for you, as well as prepare the bill of lading for your shipment.

 We will try and answer more questions for you  on our blog or you can call us at  713 266 1450 so that we can help you.

Tags: Container Loading Houston, Cargo Loading Houston