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The Port of Houston Magazine
Port Commissioners Volume 25 Number5 May, 1981
FENTRESS BRACEWELL, Chairman
W.D.HADEN, II, Commissioner
MRS. MARCELLAD. PERRY, Commissioner
IN THIS ISSUE
JOHN n. GARRETT, Commissioner
HOWARDJ. MIDDLETON, Commissioner
RICHARDP. LEACH, Executive Director
J.R.CURTIS,Director of Port Operations GrowingWith C.N.A.N.--CompagnieNationale
TED WALTERS,Manager of Marine Department
W.D. DUNNAHOE, Manager of Port Operations
Algeriennede Navigationserves as the "national-flag"
steamship agencyof Algeria as well as operatingships
CAPT. R.G. EGAN,Manager of Port Operations,
Barbours Cut and Bayport Terminals
W.E. GREER, Manager, Grain Llevator
LESLIE J. SANDERFER, Manager, Bulk Materials
Port Industrial Parks--ThePort of Houston’stwo In-
dustrial Parksharbormany businesses other than foreign
A. MONROE BEAN, Manager, Storage Warehouses
A.J.M. VANDE VEN, Maintenance Superintendent
car importers. 14
LOUIS F. BROWN,
JR., Manager, Safety and lnsurance
BARTH, Manager, Security
Silver Anniversary--Itwas 25 years ago this month that
the first ship loadedwith containerssailed into its
C.A. ROUSSER, R., Director of Trade Development
BASIL J. FINN, General Sales Manager
LEONUTTERBACK, Eastern Sales Manager
destination, the Port of Houston. 17
JACKWOJEWNIK, Asst. Eastern Sales Manager Defense Department Visitors--Students of the Industrial
ROBERTPERROTTA, Midwestern Sales Manager
DAVIDW. SIMPSON, Western Sales Manager
College of the Armed Forces, National DefenseUniversity,
visited the Port of Houston recently to study its
TED SUMERLIN, Communications Manager
to Communications operations.
EDWARD HORN, Public Relations
NORMAN HUENI, Director of Engineering
Manager It’s In TheBag--And someof the bags packedat Mirrer’s
with thermoplasticpellets for exportare as large as
TOM KORNEGAY,Chief Engineer
F. WILLIAM COLBURN,Director of Administration
LINDA REESE, Controller
intermodal containers. 22
ALTONB. LANDRY, Personnel Manager and Checkingthe Export-ImportBank--It could do much moreto
World Trade Building Manager encourage exporting by small-to-middlesized
C.Q. SEAMAN, Manager of Real E~tate
BETTY GARRETT,Manager of Purchasing
ALGENITA SCOTT DAVIS, Counsel
MICHAELSCORCIO, Direetor of Community Port Tidings--A page of news and notes on what’s happening
Relations to people and companiesin and aroundthe port of
JOE F. FLACK, County Auditor
Transportation Observation--Afederal court has established
deadlines for submission of briefs in the COFC/TOFC
EXECUTIVE OFFICES de-regulationcase. 33
1519 Capitol Avenue,Houston,Texas77002
P.O. Box2562, Houston,Texas77001
Telephone:(713) 225-0671 The Cover
The M/VBABOR Compagnie Nationale Algerienne de Navigation loads
TERMINALOFFICES at an open dock in the Port of Houston. For details on how C.N.A.N. has
Turning Basin: (713) 672-8221
grown into a major line and national shipping agency, please see Page 11.
Barbours Cut: (713) 470-1800
60 East 42nd. Street, New York 10165
Telephone: (212) 867-2780
The Port of Houston Magazine
EDHORN, Associate Editor
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Our New Face
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The Nedlloyd Fridge.
It keepsyour goods-and
If yourfrozenpoultry-oranyotherrefrigerated the
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May, 1981 7
Announcing more middi(
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You’vegot a wholelot to pick from with Briggs-Weaver.
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But Briggs-Weaver not just lift trucks. Ourinventory
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10 Port of Houston Magazine
Break-bulk Cargo Awaits Loading Aboard M/V BABOR at Port of Houston
C.N.A.N. Leads In Shipping
To Algeria, Services There
A record of which any steamship modate up to 700 compact The future routes in Europe for
company could be proud has been automobiles. LNGtankers operations will be to
established by C.N.A.N. (Compagnie Spain and Northern France. C.N.A.N.
C.N.A.N. operates heavy lift car-
Nationale Algerienne de Navigation). is participating in most of the natural
The company bought a well-used riers with lifting capacities up to 180 gas contracts.
vessel in 1964 and started sailing be- tons and fully containerized vessels C.N.A.N. currently has under con-
tween Algeria and Southern France. In with 450 t.e.u, capacities. The balance
struction one additional LNGtanker
only six years the service demanded of the fleet consists of wine tankers, with a capacity in excess of 125,000
that the company expand to seven dry bulk carriers and general cargo cubic meters. The company also main-
secondhand vessels. Today, at 17 years vessels from 3,000 deadweight to tains a construction program for con-
26,000 deadweight tons.
of age, the company operates approx- ventional cargo and bulk carriers.
imately 150 vessels of all types, of
In the U.S. Gulf service C.N.A.N. than 100 vessels by 1985 totoparticipate
The company’s goal is own more
which 75 are fully owned. C.N.A.N.
also provides a variety of maritime ser- operates the German Trampco type to the fullest in the foreign trade of
vices in Algeria. vessels of approximately 8,000 Algeria. C.N.A.N. presently carries
deadweight tons, and 17,000 to 20,000
approximately 25 per cent of Algeria’s
With a growth record like that tons deadweight multipurpose cargo import and export of dry cargo com-
you might expect the management sit
to liners. Shippers from the U.S.A. are modities.
familiar with these ships: DJORF,
back and smile. But that’s not the case.
The company has a well-planned con- DJURDJURA, IBN KHALDOUN, Besides being steamship owners,
struction programthat will give it more KSAR EL BOUKHAR T and BABOR. C.N.A.N. acts as the only steamship
than 100 company-owned ships by In 1971 C.N.A.N. started its LNG agent to foreign carriers trading to and
1985. operations with one small tanker of from Algeria. In the company’scapaci-
C.N.A.N. operates a variety of ships 40,000 cubic meters from Skikda to ty as a "national steamship agent" it
from 250-vehicle capacity ferries to Fos, France. The operation of the operates its own towboat company,
LNGtankers with capacities up to LNG tankers to the United States utilizing more than 24 tugs in Algerian
129,000 cubic meters and tankers from Commenced December, 1978. In the ports. The companyalso acts in behalf
30,000 to 140,000 deadweight tons. It summer of 1981, C.N.A.N. will ex- of all cargo interests as a foreign and
also operates 19 roll-on/roll-off pand its LNGprogram to service the domestic forwarder and customhouse
vessels, some of which can accom- U.S. Gulf with three new LNG vessels. Continued on Page 45
May, 1981 11
IS MORE THAN KEPT
SCHEDU Maersk containerships
Line’s 9 modern coverall of the Far East.
Withfast, dependable transit times.Wealways a
Butregularity is much thanthat. WithMaersk it’s a word
that hasto do with many fast
Maersk Line hasmany exclusiveterminal
facilities. Thatmeans ashore. for Also
truckers.We how it
know important is to give
fast, regularserviceto truckerswhen receiving
or deliveringcargo-time money truckers,
the protection a
Maersk Line container
all theway, whetherit’s
going bytruck,rail or
ship. Meaning goods
don’t run the risk of dam
THE MAERSK physicalhandling.
It receives complete
What’s useof fast
shipswith regular,weekly it no if
too. And makes difference yourshipping
sailings-if the work are or in
needs oncea week- only once a while.
ashore slow? Thatis
the reason our
so much service-
to all the Maersk
know impor- MAERSK LINE
tanceof watching details andthe need SERVICE ALL THE WAY
to lookafter thelittle things.With Line,
it’s all partof theservice. 3 D/International Tower
1900 WestLoop South, Suite 1090
Houston, TX. 77027 (713) 960-1011
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NEW NEW YORK
HOUSTON ORLEANS BA~|MORE
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May, 1981 13
The 115-acre Industrial Park East,
also known as the Old Dickson Gun
Plant, has four buildings containing ap-
proximately 438,000 square feet of
Industrial Parks Yield space. Located on the east side of Loop
610, the area was purchased by the
Port of Houston Authority with the is-
Cargo, Revenue, Services suance of $11 million in junior lien
revenue bonds in September 1977. The
buildings, constructed during the early
1940s, were used as a foundry by the
Hughes Tool Company to manufac-
ture gun barrels for the war effort.
The property has 2,800 feet of
undeveloped channel frontage--the
"Whyare all those cars parked down only spot left in the Turning Basin area
there? Is it a giant sports car rally?" where new wharves could be con-
structed. Port of Houston Authority
The two industrial parks cover about engineers have already prepared draw-
Not quite. The automobiles are im- 315 acres on the north side of the chan- ings for docks 32-34, but the plans may
ports parked on huge marshalling nel, sections of which are leased or have to wait until funds are available
yards in the Port of Houston Authori- rented to such auto import giants as: for such an undertaking.
ty’s Industrial Park East and Industrial Gulf States Toyota, Inc.; Volkswagen
Park West. The hundreds of brightly of America, Inc.; and Nissan Motor Industrial Park East has rail access
colored autos are visible to motorists Corporation. But the industrial parks served by the Port Terminal Railroad
traveling on the Loop 610 bridge over are more than just a staging area for Association, and the area is patrolled
the Houston Ship Channel. imported autos. by Port Police regularly. In its ongoing
program to improve the property, the
Port Authority recently paved 20 acres,
and has received bids on a contract to
pave an access road. Tenants in In-
dustrial Park East engage in:
warehousing; container and chassis
storage, maintenance and repair; the
handling of import steel and iron; and
the servicing and distribution of import
iii The 200-acre Industrial Park West
adjoins the wharves on the west side of
Loop 610, and currently has 25 com-
panies leasing space. Many of these
companies operate businesses similar
to those in Industrial Park East, with
the addition of stevedoring and truck-
ing. This property has been owned by
the Port Authority since the 1920s and
is generally leased for a period of up
to 10 years.
With excellent security, rail and road
access, most of Industrial Park West is
usually leased as unimproved land at
the rate of $5,000 per acre per year.
Improved lands, which are paved or
have buildings, generally rent or lease
for 18 cents per square foot.
Imported automobiles as seen
through a straddle crane in In-
dustrial Park West.
Port of Houston Magazine
Loop 610 bridge spanning the
HoustonShip Channel. Industrial
Park Westis to the immediate left
of the bridge, while part of In-
dustrial Park East can be seen on
the right handside.
When renewing or issuing a new
lease the Port Authority is primarily
concerned with three issues: the
amount of tonnage a firm handles or
expects to handle; the services a com-
pany can provide to the port area; and
the amount of revenue the Port
Authority will receive as a result of the
"We have to utilize our acreage to
the best of our ability for the move-
ment of volume tonnage. Leasing pro-
perty to companies or individuals who
generate very little cargo through the
port does nothing to improve our
overall tonnage picture," said Greg
Seaman, Manager of Real Estate.
"The industrial parks are important
because the shipping industry as a
whole benefits from the services of
some of the companies which locate
in them. But the Port of Houston
Authority’s primary goal concerning
the industrial parks is to promoteaddi-
tional cargo tonnage," said Seaman.
The old Dickson GunPlant, now knownas Industrial Park East.
Stackedcontainers and the chassis to movethemsitting in Industrial Park West.
Whatever your shipping needs, Transoceanic can
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