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WELCOME TO THE PORT - Port of Houston Authority

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									the port of houston authority

              welcome to the port
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 The Port of Houston                        2

 Public Facilities

    Barbours Cut Container Terminal         4

    Bayport Container Terminal              6

    Bayport Cruise Terminal                 8

    Turning Basin Terminal                  10

    Houston Public Grain Elevator #2        12

    Woodhouse Terminal                      14

    Jacintoport Terminal                    16

    Care Terminal                           18

    Bulk Materials Handling Plant           20

 Commitment to the Environment              22

 Industry Map of the Houston Ship Channel   24

 Houston Area Map                           26

 Port-Related Organizations                 27
    the port of houston

          The 52-mile Houston Ship Channel is one
          of the nation’s busiest waterways, providing
          a link between the world and Houston, the
          fourth-largest city in the U.S. The most
          prominent fixtures along the channel are the
          world’s second largest petrochemical complex
          and the diverse public and private facilities
          that comprise the Port of Houston.
          As one of the world’s largest seaports, Houston handles more foreign water-
          borne tonnage than any other U.S. port. Each year, more than 7,700 vessels and
          150,000 barges transport goods through the Port of Houston. More than
          100 steamship lines offer service between Houston and over 1,000 ports
          around the world.
          The Port of Houston Authority (PHA) is a public entity that handles general cargo
          that is distributed to the more than 50 million people who live within 500 miles
          of the port. The port authority handles about 35 million tons of cargo per year.

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The PHA is responsible for eight primary cargo      A statewide total of $39.3 billion of personal      These economic savings are felt in almost every
terminals and one cruise terminal. The public       income and expenditures were generated in           part of life in this region. Lower costs for build-
facilities owned and operated by the Port of        Texas from direct, induced, indirect and related    ing materials, appliances and furniture keep
Houston Authority handle virtually every type       jobs at the port. Business activities affected      new homes affordable for families. Savings on
of cargo, including containers, general cargo,      by the port generated nearly $118 billion           clothing, office and school supplies, and food
grain, dry bulk materials and project and           of statewide economic benefit. These same           are also a part of the lower cost of living. Local
heavy-lift cargo.                                   activities resulted in generation of $3.7 billion   residents can take advantage of these savings
A vast network of interstate highways and rail      of state and local taxes in the state.              to pursue more of what life has to offer.
connect Houston with inland markets, and each       Two dozen Houston-based companies
of the Port of Houston’s various facilities is in   rank among the 2006 Fortune 500,
close proximity to major highway arteries. Nearly   making Houston the third largest
1,200 nonlocal truck lines handle cargo in the      concentration in the nation. More
Houston metropolitan area, including specialty      than half of the 100 largest non-U.S.




                                                                                                                                                              The PorT of housTon
cargo carriers (e.g., oilfield equipment haulers,   corporations and 20 foreign banks
tank-truck lines, household goods) and com-         have operations in Houston. A
mon carriers operating daily scheduled service      consular corps comprised of officials
between Houston and other major U.S. cities.        from 88 nations works diligently


More than 50 million people live
              within 500 miles of the city

                                                    to promote Houston’s role in global trade
According to data analyzed by Martin Associ-
                                                    and commerce.
ates, marine cargo activities at the public and
private marine terminals located along the          The Port of Houston also contributes to
Houston Ship Channel generate significant           the high quality of life and low cost of living
economic impact throughout Houston and              southeast Texans enjoy. The short distance
the surrounding region. More than 785,000           from the Port of Houston to the marketplace
jobs in Texas are related to cargo movement         keeps transportation costs down, and those
and other activities at the port.                   savings are passed on to consumers.

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    BarBours cut container terminal
          The Fentress Bracewell Barbours Cut
          Container Terminal is the largest inter-
          modal facility on the U.S. Gulf of Mexico.
          The Port of Houston handles 69.6 percent
          of the containerized cargo market in the
          U.S. Gulf and 95.5 percent of the containers
          moving through Texas. Much of that activity
          takes place at Barbours Cut.
          The six berths at Barbours Cut provide 6,000 feet of continuous quay
          with 13 wharf cranes. The facility is designed for maximum efficiency
          and includes a roll-on/roll-off platform, a LASH dock, paved marshaling
          area, two 100,000 square-foot transit sheds, and an on-site rail ramp.
          A computerized inventory control system tracks the status and location
          of individual containers, and customers can monitor the status of their
          container shipments via the Port of Houston Authority’s Web site.



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the facts aBout BarBours cut
                                                                  Six 1,000-foot-long container berths providing

                                                                       6,000 feet of continuous quay
• 1515 East Barbours Cut Blvd., LaPorte, Texas 77571
• The largest intermodal facility on the U.S. Gulf
• Six 1,000-foot-long container berths providing 6,000 feet
  of continuous quay
• Roll-on/roll-off platform
• LASH dock
• 230 acres of paved marshaling area




                                                                                                                   BarBours CuT ConTainer Terminal
• 255,000-square-foot warehouse space
• Computerized inventory control system tracks the status
  and location of individual containers
• Comprehensive refrigerated food warehouse is located
  near the terminal
• Channel depth is 40 feet at mean low tide
• Modern, automated gate complex with 15 inbound
  and 12 outbound lanes
• Rail ramp consists of 42.1 acres with
    - four working tracks, each about 2,700 feet in length
    - five storage tracks, each about 2,550 feet in length
    - 900 parking spaces
• Room for more than 24,500 grounded TEUs,
  342 reefer outlets; slots for over 2,500 wheeled units
• Two 100,000-square-foot sheds and one 55,000-square-foot shed
• 13 wharf cranes
• 32 heavy-duty yard tractors and 100 heavy-duty yard chassis
• 24-hour security and availability




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    Bayport container terminal
           The $1.2 billion Bayport Container Terminal

           is a state-of-the-art facility and, at build-out,

           will substantially increase the port’s

           container handling capacity. The terminal

           will have a total of seven container berths

           with the capacity to handle 2.3 million TEUs.
           The Bayport Industrial Complex, located adjacent to the Bayport
           Container Terminal, is a privately owned and operated chemical and
           chemical specialty complex that includes facilities belonging to more
           than 70 U.S. and foreign companies.




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the facts aBout Bayport                                                    The terminal will have a total of

• 12619 Port Road, Pasadena, Texas 77586                                          seven container berths with
• Located south of the Bayport Ship Channel                             the capacity to handle 2.3 million TEUs
• Currently, 2,000 feet of berths
• Currently, 2 berths, 110 acres of container yard, capacity
  up to 600,000 TEUs per year
• 24-hour security and availability
• At buildout, capacity is 1.4 million containers, or approximately
  2.3 million TEUs per year




                                                                                                                  BayPorT ConTainer Terminal
• Expected to generate more than 29,200 permanent jobs by completion,
  not counting construction jobs
• Opening phase of facility was completed in December 2006
• Bayport Terminal Complex, overall:
 - Planned total of 378 acres of container yard
 - Intermodal yard will serve approximately 20% of Bayport cargo,
   from an area of approximately 123 acres. Initial IY will
   open around 2013
 - 400,000 square feet of container freight station space planned
 - Total Bayport acreage, including cruise terminals, commercial and
   industrial co-development areas, and buffer zones is 1,043 acres
• 6 wharf cranes with 65 long ton capacity




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    Bayport cruise terminal
           Located on Galveston Bay, the Bayport Cruise

           Complex is only about 18 to 21 nautical

           miles from international waters, equivalent

           to 1.5 to 2 hours cruising time. The natural

           shorelines of Galveston Bay are visible

           during most of that time.
           The Bayport Cruise Complex is built on a 140-acre greensite and faces
           naturally pristine waters, shoreline, and greenspace. The cruise complex
           is ISO 14001 compliant and offers the most advanced environmental
           systems, including shore power. Bayport Cruise Terminal One is a
           brand-new, single story, 96,000-square foot facility custom designed
           and built for the cruise industry. The facility has a second story
           boarding corridor and features an FMT Gangway System. Bayport
           Cruise Terminal One expects to be operational by Fall 2008.


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the facts aBout Bayport cruise terminal

• 4700 Cruise Road, Pasadena, Texas 77586
                                                                            96,000-square foot facility
• Located on Galveston Bay                                                   custom designed and built for the cruise industry
• Bayport Cruise Terminal One set to be operational in fall 2008
• Terminal building – 96,000 square feet
• Embarkation lounge has 55 check-in stations
• Valet parking in adjacent parking lot – 800 spaces, expandable to 1,000
• Well-designed traffic lanes with easy accesses to escalators and
  elevators designed to expedite passengers to and from the upper level,




                                                                                                                                 BayPorT Cruise Terminal
  along climate-controlled gangway
• 24-hour security
• Bayport Cruise Terminal is expected to generate nearly 3,000 permanent,
  nonconstruction jobs by the completion of Cruise Terminal Three




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     turning Basin terminal
            The Turning Basin is the navigational head
            of the Houston Ship Channel and is only
            eight miles from downtown Houston. Each
            of the 39 public wharves that line the Turning
            Basin offer up to 806 feet of quay, more than
            1.9 million square feet of covered storage and
            3.3 million square feet of open storage space.
            Arranged for efficient truck and rail direct discharge and direct loading
            operations, the Turning Basin Terminal efficiently handles close to 2,000
            ships and barges annually. Lifting capacity in excess of 500 tons is available.

            Wharf 32 is one of the world’s premier heavy-lift cargo facilities. This
            $10.8 million state-of-the-art freight-handling facility has a 1,000-pound-
            per-square-foot load capacity that can handle even the most challenging
            shipments. Its 806 linear feet of berthing space and 18.5 acres of paved
            marshaling area is spacious enough for any cargo assignment. Long-term
            storage is also available.
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the facts aBout the turning Basin
                                                                                   The facility can accommodate vessels
• 111 East Loop North, Houston, Texas 77029
• Located near Loop 610 bridge at the head of the Houston Ship Channel
                                                                                              with lengths up to 750 feet
• Less than five miles from two major interstate highways
    - Interstate 45, which runs north and south
    - Interstate 10, which runs east and west
• Open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and capable
  of operating 24 hours a day with prior arrangements
• 24-hour security
• 20,000 feet of docking space available




                                                                                                                                                                    Turning Basin Terminal
• 39 docks equipped to handle breakbulk, containerized, project or
  heavy-lift cargoes, inbound steel, vehicles, liquid/dry bulk and layberths
• Wharves served by the Port Terminal Railroad Association, Burlington
  Northern-Santa Fe and Union Pacific, which provide service to all
  points in the United States and North America
• Direct discharge and loading capabilities by rail cars or trucks
• Served by more than 100 truck lines
• 3.3 million square feet of open storage and more than
  1.9 million square feet of covered storage space
• Wharves can hold from 250 to 1,000-pounds-per-square-foot
                                                                               wharf 32
• A 40-ton container crane owned by PHA and mobile truck
                                                                               • Specially designed for handling project and heavy-lift cargoes
  cranes up to 300 tons available for rent from private companies
                                                                               • $10.8 million state-of-the-art freight handling facility
• Lifting capacity of more than 500 tons by floating derrick crane
                                                                               • 1,000 pounds-per-square-foot load capacity
• Can accommodate vessels up to 750 feet in length/106-foot beam
                                                                               • 806 linear feet of berthing space as well as 18.5 acres of paved marshaling area
• Height of docks is 8 to 16.5 feet above mean low tide
                                                                               • Can accommodate just about any large shipment
• Transit sheds approved by USDA to handle PL480 food aid cargo
                                                                               • Navigable water depth alongside is 36 feet
                                                                               • Long-term storage availability
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     houston puBlic grain elevator #2
            The 6.2 million-bushel capacity Houston

            Public Grain Elevator #2 is an efficient,

            modern export facility. With a maximum

            rated loading capability of 120,000 bushels

            an hour, overall throughput costs are among

            the lowest in the nation.
            The facility is fully automated, allowing operators full control of all
            equipment at their fingertips. Trucks are received on two pits at a rate of
            30 trucks per hour. Rail receipts from three pits reach 30 cars per hour.

            The elevator is ideal for shippers who export large volumes of grain
            and must move their shipments fast.




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the facts aBout grain elevator #2
                                                                          Average vessel loading is

                                                                                       70,000 bushels per hour
• 1500 South Main Street, Galena Park, Texas 77547
• Grain elevator operated by Louis Dreyfus Corporation
• Elevator ideal for shippers who export large volumes of grain
  and must move their shipments fast
• Facility totally automated, allowing operators to have remote control
  of all elevator equipment
• Storage capacity of 6.2 million bushels




                                                                                                                 housTon PuBliC grain elevaTor #2
• Trucks received on two pits at a maximum rate of 30 trucks
  per hour and average 22,000 bushels per hour with a maximum
  rate of 30,000 bushels per hour
• Average vessel loading is 70,000 bushels per hour with
  a maximum rate of 120,000 per hour
• Capable of operating 24 hours a day, seven days a week
  with extended unloading truck hours during seasonal peaks
• Railcar unloading is 46,000 bushels per hour with
  79,000 bushels maximum
• Multigrain cargos do not delay loading
• Fumigation available on request
• Six shipping bins with capacity of 90,000 bushels




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     woodhouse terminal
           Just two miles downstream from the Turning
           Basin, the Woodhouse Terminal is a multi-use
           facility that includes approximately 235,000
           square feet of warehouse space, 10 acres of
           open storage, roll-on/roll-off ramps and
           three general cargo wharves ranging from
           600 feet to 660 feet long.
           Woodhouse Terminal is located on a 100-acre tract on the north side
           of the Houston Ship Channel near the Sims Bayou juncture, a short
           distance downstream from the Turning Basin Terminal. Versatility
           is this port authority facility’s primary asset. Storage is available
           for virtually any type of cargo.




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the facts aBout woodhouse
                                                                       235,000 square feet of transit shed space

                                                                                 10 acres of open storage area
• 1606 Clinton Drive, Galena Park, Texas 77547
                                                                          with
• Acquired in December 1992
• Open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and capable
  of operating 24 hours a day with prior arrangements
• 24-hour security
• 235,000 square feet of transit shed space with 10 acres
  of open storage area
• Three wharves ranging from 600 to 660 feet long and RO/RO
  capacity at Wharf 3




                                                                                                                   woodhouse Terminal
• Docks are 18.12 to 18.80 feet above mean low tide
• Project depth is 39 feet at Wharf 1 and 35 feet at Wharves 2 and 3
• Storage available for virtually any type of cargo
• Privately owned cranes available for rent
• Rail access to all wharves and transit sheds provided
  by Union Pacific Railroad
• Maximum vessel length of 750 feet and beam of 106 feet
  at Wharf 1
• Maximum vessel length of 750 feet and beam of 96 feet
  at Wharves 2 and 3




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     jacintoport terminal
            Sitting on 125 acres, Jacintoport Terminal
            offers specialized facilities for project and
            bagged cargo. The “Spiralveyor” bagged
            cargo handling system is capable of loading
            ships at a very high rate of speed. On-site
            bagging equipment can package corn,
            oats, rice, soybeans, wheat and other
            food products.
            The Jacintoport warehouse contains 200,000 square feet of storage
            space, as well as enclosed truck and rail bays to protect cargo.
            The terminal’s three berths provide 1,836 feet of continuous quay, with
            7.5 acres of paved cargo marshaling area and an 82,500-square-foot
            transit shed located adjacent to Berth 3. The terminal also features
            a 437,000-square-foot transit shed.




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the facts aBout jacintoport
                                                                      Offers specialized facilities for
• 16211 Peninsula, Houston, Texas 77015
• 125-acre tract situated on the north side of the Houston Ship
                                                                           bagged and project cargo
  Channel near Channelview, Texas
• Offers specialized facilities for project and bagged cargo
• Three wharves offering 1,836 feet of continuous quay,
  7.5 acres of paved marshaling area
• Elevation approximately 12 feet above mean low tide
• 82,500 square-foot transit shed dockside
• 200,000 square-foot temperature and humidity-controlled warehouse




                                                                                                          jaCinToPorT Terminal
• 437,000 square feet of warehouse space in lease area
• On-site bagging facility can package corn, oats, rice, soybeans
  and other food products
• Form conveyor fed spiralveyors are capable of loading
  350 to 400 tons of bagged/boxed cargo in one hour
• Major railroad service includes BN/SF and UP/SP via PTRA
  switching service and can handle 150 freight cars at one time
• Facility includes staging areas, dual certified scales,
  computerized inventory controls and a fleet of shore cranes
• Approved by USDA to handle PL480 food aid cargo
• Open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and
  capable of operating 24 hours a day with prior arrangements
• 24-hour security
• Major highways close by are Interstate 10 via Sheldon Road
  exit and Beltway 8 (East) via Jacintoport Boulevard exit




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     care terminal

           Care Terminal offers a state-of-the-art wharf
           and dock that can accommodate heavy-lift
           and project cargo of up to 1,000 pounds per
           square foot. With more than 1,100 feet of
           berthing space directly adjacent to 15 acres
           of paved open storage area and 45,900 square
           feet of warehouse space, Care Terminal can
           handle a wide variety of projects.




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the facts aBout the care terminal
                                                                      $14 million in recent improvements include a new
• 16800 Peninsula Blvd., Houston, Texas 77015
• Located on 32 acres south of Channelview, Texas
                                                                          state-of-the-art wharf and dock
  on the Houston Ship Channel
• Operated by Coastal Cargo of Texas
• Within two miles of Interstate 10 and Beltway 8
• Can handle a wide variety of cargo, from dry bulk, containers,
  project, breakbulk, etc.
• Two docks with 1,118 feet of continuous quay adjacent
  to 15 acres of paved open storage area
• Over 45,000 square feet of transit shed space




                                                                                                                         Care Terminal
• Offers onsite rail siding with switching services provided
  by the Port Terminal Railroad
• Handles more than 150 trucks a day
• $14 million in recent improvements include a new state-of-the-art
  wharf and dock, which was designed for handling project and
  heavy-lift cargo
• Open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and capable
  of operating 24 hours a day with prior arrangements
• Transit shed approved by the U.S. Department of Agriculture to
  handle food and cargo
• Equipped with two 235-ton Manitowoc cranes, a 95,000-pound
  top loader, and dozens of heavy- and light-duty forklifts for
  various capabilities




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     Bulk materials handling plant
            The Bulk Materials Handling Plant is a
            dry bulk export/import facility located nine
            miles downstream from the Turning Basin
            Terminal. The plant’s modern and well-
            maintained ship-loading system can handle
            just about any kind of dry bulk commodity,
            ranging from particles as fine as sand to
            lumps eight inches in diameter and weighing
            as much as 200 pounds per cubic foot.
            Commodities are discharged from trucks or rail cars into an underground
            hopper that feeds a conveyor system and ship loader. This high-speed
            loading system has a rated capacity of 1,800 short tons per hour.




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the facts aBout Bulk materials
                                                                           Dry bulk import/export facility can handle
• 5100 Penn City Road, Houston, Texas 77015
• Located on Greens Bayou near Houston Ship Channel
                                                                                   extremely dusty commodities
• Built by PHA in 1961
• Operated by Kinder Morgan
• Dry bulk import/export facility with capacity to handle just about any
  kind of dry bulk commodity, ranging from particles as fine as sand
  to eight-inch lumps weighing as much as 200 pounds per cubic foot
• Equipped with a high-speed loading system and a sophisticated




                                                                                                                        Bulk maTerials handling PlanT
  dust collection system that permits the handling of extremely
  dusty commodities
• Key link in the transportation chain for getting pet coke to market
• 1,200 foot berth with a working dock of 650 feet long
• Rated capacity of 1,800 short tons per hour for commodities
  with heavy density
• Channel depth is 40 feet at mean low tide
• Regular interchanges with the BN/SF and the Union Pacific
  via Port Terminal Railroad Association
• Open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., but can
  operate 24 hours a day if needed




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     commitment to the environment
     The Port of Houston Authority is nationally
     recognized as a leader in environmental stewardship
     for its use of new technologies to reduce the
     impact of port activity on the environment. As
     the first U.S. port to meet the rigorous standards
     of ISO 14001 compliance, the Port of Houston
     Authority sets the standard for reducing waste,
     increasing efforts to recycle, and improving air
     and water quality.
     The Port of Houston Authority has established an extensive marsh restoration project
     in Galveston Bay. Over a 50-year period, more than 200 million cubic yards of mate-
     rial dredged during the deepening and widening of the Houston Ship Channel will
     be used to create 4,250 acres of marsh, upland and bird habitats.




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To reduce ozone-producing air emissions,
the Port Authority continues to test and
implement the use of alternative fuels in its
equipment and vehicles. New technologies
and continuous training help monitor and
reduce the impacts of storm water runoff
from port facilities. Port employees have
also helped devise creative methods for
reducing and recycling waste materials
such as absorbents, oil filters and oily rags.




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     industry map of the houston ship channel                                              port of houston tenants
     One of the world’s greatest concentrations of industrial facilities, valued at more   Barbours Cut                            Bulk Materials Handling Plant
     than $15 billion, is located along the Houston Ship Channel. This map indicates       APM Terminals                           Kinder Morgan Petcoke L.P.
     the locations of the many industries between the Turning Basin (on the left of the    Barbours Cut Intermodal Services, LTD   Megafleet Towing
     map) and Bayport (on the right).                                                      Frontier Logistics                      Care Terminal
                                                                                           James J. Flanagan Shipping Corp.        Coastal Cargo of Texas
                                                                                           P & O Ports Texas, Inc.                 Inbesa America, Inc.
                                                                                           Universal Maritime Services             Jacintoport
                                                                                           Valero Refining Texas, L.P.             Seaboard Corporation, Inc.




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port of houston industrial park
Port of Houston Industrial — East     Port of Houston Industrial — West                            J.J. Flanagan Stevedores           SSA Marine
AllTrans Port Services, Inc.          Ceres Gulf, Inc.                                             Jacob Sterns and Sons, Inc.        Storage & Processors, Inc.
Arrow Trucking Co., Inc.              Chaparrel Stevedoring                                        P & O Ports Texas, Inc.            Sunbelt Group, Inc.
E.I. Dupont DeNemours and Co.         Dynamic Warehousing & Trucking, Inc.                         Port Container Industries, Inc.    Valero Marketing and Supply Co.
Kinder Morgan Texas Terminals, L.P.   Frontier Logistics, L.P.                                     Port Cooper T. Smith Stevedoring   Volkswagen of America, Inc.
Quick Catch Trucking                  Greater Houston Port Bureau                                  Richardson Steel Yard, Inc.        Westway Terminal Co., Inc.
Richardson Steel Yard, Inc.           Hansen-Mueller Co.                                           Richway Cartage, Inc.
Richway Cartage, Inc.                 Houston International Seafarers Centers                      Seaman’s Church Institute
Shippers Stevedoring Co.              Houston Tubulars, Inc.                                       Shippers Stevedoring Co.
Storage & Processors, Inc.            Independent Truckers                                         Southern Stevedoring
Superior Supply & Steel, Inc.




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port-related organizations
consular corps                               BarBours cut lou lawler center           greater houston port Bureau                    who do business through Houston. The
Consular officials protect the inter-        This satellite facility of the Houston   The Port Bureau is a member-supported,         organization is managed by the Greater
ests and promote trade between their         International Seafarers Center serves    non-profit transportation and logistics        Houston Port Bureau, Inc.
countries and the U.S. With a member-        seafarers arriving at Barbours Cut       services organization which provides           Address:
ship representing 88 nations, Houston’s      Container Terminal, the Bayport          information, conducts research and             111 East Loop North
Consular Corps is the third largest          Industrial Complex and the ExxonMobil    represents the interests of private industry   Houston, TX 77029
in the country.                              Corp. terminal.                          at the Port of Houston. The Port Bureau        Telephone: 713.678.4300
                                                                                      manages six organizations: the Marine          Fax: 713.678.4839
Address:                                     Address:
                                                                                      Exchange of the West Gulf, the Houston         Web site: www.hcbffa.com
4200 Westheimer, Suite 218                   1700 East Barbours Cut Blvd.
                                                                                      Customhouse Brokers & Freight For-             E-mail: hcbffa@aol.com
Houston, TX 77027                            La Porte, TX 77571
Telephone: 713.572.8731                      Telephone: 281.470.2414                  warders Association, the Greater Houston
                                                                                      Coffee Association, the American Green         pha economic development partners
Fax: 713.572.8732                            Fax: 281.470.0263                                                                       Bay area economic partnership
                                             E-mail: llsc1@pdq.net                    Coffee Association, the American Animal
                                                                                                                                     Telephone: 281.486.5535
                                                                                      Transportation Association, and the U.S.
                                                                                                                                     Bay area transportation partnership
                                                                                      Gulf International Commerce Club.
                                                                                                                                     Telephone: 832.771.0773
houston international                                                                 Address:                                       Baytown west chambers economic
seafarers center                             houston pilots association
                                                                                      111 East Loop North                            development partnership
Since 1972, the Houston International        For more than 75 years, safe transit                                                    Telephone: 281.420.2961
                                                                                      Houston, TX 77029
Seafarers Center has served as a home        at the Port of Houston has been the
                                                                                      Telephone: 713.678.4300                        east end chamber of commerce
away from home for more than a               responsibility of the Houston Pilots                                                    Telephone: 713.926.3305
                                                                                      Fax: 713.678.4839
million seafarers from around the world.     Association. The pilots coordinate
                                                                                      Web site: www.txgulf.org                       economic alliance - houston port region
The chaplains visit ships in port, worship   traffic on the Houston Ship Channel                                                     Telephone: 281.867.1112
                                                                                      E-mail: Portbureau@aol.com
services are offered nightly, and numer-     24 hours a day.
                                                                                                                                     greater houston partnership
ous activities at the center are available   Address:                                                                                Telephone: 713.844.3600
free of charge including transportation      8150 South Loop East                     houston customhouse Brokers                    houston area urban league
to and from the center.                      Houston, TX 77017-1747                                                                  Telephone: 713.393.8700
                                                                                      & freight forwarders association
Address:                                     Telephone: 713.645.9620,                 Since 1982, the Houston Customhouse            houston citizens chamber of commerce
Upper Level Wharf 23                         ext. 201 for dispatch                    Brokers & Freight Forwarders Associa-          Telephone: 713.522.9745
Houston, TX 77029                            Web site: www.houston-pilots.com         tion has been instrumental in providing        houston hispanic chamber of commerce
Telephone: 713.672.0511                                                               leadership to international trade service      Telephone: 713.644.7070
Fax: 713.672.2444                                                                     companies. Its membership represents           north channel area chamber of commerce
E-mail: hisc1@neosoft.com                                                             over 75,000 importers and exporters            Telephone: 713.450.3600
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     port of houston authority commissioners




                      james t. edmonds           steve phelps                  james w. fonteno, jr.
                      chairman                   commissioner                  commissioner




                                                                                                           h. thomas kornegay
                                                                                                           executive director




          kase l. lawal             jimmy a. Burke              janiece longoria            elyse lanier
          commissioner              commissioner                commissioner                commissioner




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The Port of Houston Authority
111 East Loop North
Houston, Texas 77029
United States of America
www.portofhouston.com           05/08

								
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