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Houston Shipping to Improve

Posted on Mon, Jan 17, 2011

  Trucks Burst Through Ribbon, Officially Opening Cargo Bay Road

 This article taken from the Port of Houston Press release highlights continuing innovations and improvements at the Port of Houston.

Three trucks dramatically burst through a ceremonial red ribbon, opening the Cargo Bay Road truck entrance to the Port of Houston Authority’s Turning Basin Terminals. The new entrance on the northeast side of the main terminal officially opens for business on Monday, January 17.

“Every minute saved is valuable in keeping goods moving in and out of this port,” said Port Commission Chairman James T. Edmonds, who opened the ribbon-cutting ceremony. “Our job is to find ways to keep cargo moving so that we can remain competitive in this global marketplace.”

 

Port Authority CEO Alec G. Dreyer remarked, “The completion of this Cargo Bay Road project marks a significant step taken by the Port of Houston Authority to help improve the environment, alleviate congestion and strengthen security at this terminal in a logical and efficient manner.”

Houston City Council Member James Rodriguez, whose District I includes several Port Authority operational facilities, also joined the celebration. “The Cargo Bay Road project is also a perfect example of how small businesses work together to make a big difference,” said Rodriguez.

 

 

From l. to r.: Dan Saucedo, North American Controls Corporation, Andrea Cheng, TSC Engineering, John Betancourt, Triple B Services, Terry Cheng, TSC Engineering, Enrique Del Cid, Reliable Signal and Lighting Solutions, Rev. Rivers Patout, Port of Houston Authority CEO Alec G. Dreyer, Houston City Council Member James Rodriguez, Port Commissioner Elyse Lanier, Don Mann, Forde Construction, Port Commission Chairman James T. Edmonds and Port Commissioner Jimmy Burke

 

After a brief presentation on the brisk, cold day, followed by a blessing from Father Rivers Patout, they joined Port Commissioners Jimmy Burke and Elyse Lanier and many of the prime and subcontractors involved in the multi-million dollar project to cut a portion of the ribbon before the trucks made their dramatic entrance.

The prime contractor for construction for the secured truck entrance canopy structure and associated utilities is Jerdon Construction, and subcontractors are Anchor Fence, Heights Electric and Execute Projects. North American Controls Corp. was the consultant for the canopy structure and the utilities. The prime contractor for construction was Triple B Services, and Apcon Services, BECO Construction, Main Lane Industries and Reliable Signal and Lighting Solutions were subcontractors.

 

TSC Engineering was responsible for project design. Forde Construction, with subcontractors Cherry Demolition and George Hedge Contractors, were responsible for rail work. In addition, Wilson & Company, Inc., Engineers & Architects was the railroad consultant that designed the four railroad crossings on Gate 1 Road under a separate design effort.

 Port Commissioners Jimmy Burke and Elyse Lanier, Port Commission Chairman James T. Edmonds and Houston City Council Member James Rodriguez

 Presently, trucks transport about 75 percent of the Port of Houston’s inbound and outbound cargo. The new truck entrance will help improve traffic flow with three inbound and two outbound lanes. It will be open around the clock and staffed by contract security personnel. With the main gate closed from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. daily, all traffic during those hours will be routed to Cargo Bay Road.

Representatives of the Customs & Border Protection (CBP), Houston Pilots, Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT), International Longshoremen’s Association, Port of Houston Authority tenants, and stevedoring companies attended, and trucks from Waggoner Auto Transport, All Trans Port Services, Palletized Trucking Inc., and Richway Transportation Services trucking lines took part in the ceremony.

For information about shipping from Houston Texas, please feel free to contact pack n send at 713 266 1450.

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Medical Equipment Shipping Houston-Ask Questions

Posted on Mon, Oct 25, 2010

When you need to ship medical equipment look for a company that has experience packing and shipping high value and delicate items.

 Seek out a firm that ships for doctors offices, universities, hospitals and medical centers. Ask if they can box, crate or even wrap and palletize the shipment.

Do they have the capability to value your equipment for pick up and delivery?  Have they asked you if the equipment can be taken apart for less expensive shipping, or does it need to be kept completely set up and ready to use?  If the equipment can only be moved as a whole piece, can the company you choose send it in a truck for you? 

Due to the delicate and expensive nature of medical equipment, care must be taken when choosing a shipper.

Some of the more commonly shipped pieces of medical equipment that are shipped are:

high value diagnostic equipment

autoclaves

microscopes

physical therapy equipment

Ask if the company can box, crate and freight medical equipment.  Since each piece of medical equipment is handled differently, the company will need to look at each piece individually.  There may need to be protection on the lenses, arms, or feet of the equipment.

If you need to ship the medical equipment internationally, you will need to make sure that company you choose has experience with international shipping.

 

For more information about shipping medical equipment both domestically and internationally, please feel free to contact pack n send at 713 266 1450.

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