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Brownsville Herald Newspaper Archives Jan 8 1967, Page 5

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Brownsville Herald (Newspaper) - January 8, 1967, Brownsville, Texas Or a ban monday Dnn Arr a or a i containerization May help Valley Send produce overseas an aluminium Container and nitrogen Gas May help open up a new Market to Citrus and vegetable growers of the Rio Grande Valley the aluminium Container measures anywhere from 20 to 40 feet in length and is eight feet wide and eight feet High. In appearance it looks much like a truck body or a railway car without wills. It. They pump nitrogen Gas into the Container Force out the oxygen. And then Seal the the nitrogen keeps the con Tamer Cool and prevents oxidization and timing an inert Gas. Does not affect the contents Cisneros explained. When the Container is opened the Citrus or vegetables Are As fresh As the Day they were packed. Cisneros is uttered in de eloping Export markets both As Brownsville assistant port director and As a member of the regional Export expansion Council. Europe with its growing industrialization and consequent decrease in farm land is today a growing Market for farm produce and Cisneros has for some time Benlo Komg for a Way to open this Market to Valley producers although containers appeared like an answer Thoro remained the problem of moving them from trucks or railway Flat cars onto the ships. This requires a Crane and port Brownsville does not have on. Last week Cisneros discussed this problem with Ray Bumble of Houston. Brimble. Uke Cisne nos is a member of he regional Export expansion Council Anil he is also Well versed in containerization. The Iron of Houston has been handling containers for some time and is probably the most containerized port on the Gulf. Bumble said that Sealand. Winch runs fully containerized ships into Houston was interested in finding new business and would probably be interested in helping businessmen Here develop a Container operation moving Valley Citrus and vegetables to Europe. Of Sealand should enter t h e Trade the Lack of a port Crane to lift the containers would not be a problem according to Cisneros. Sealand ships Are fully equipped to handle containers and they carry heir own Crane. After talking to Brimble Cisneros discussed the subject with members of the Texas Citrus and vegetable growers and shippers association. From them he secured figures and information to indicate How much business Sealand could expect to developed if it began carrying Valley produce to Europe in its Shin y alumni num refrigerated containers. This week Cisneros will go to Houston to discuss the plan with Sealand officials who he said have already indicated an int Rev a this is not something that Wip in no immediately a Cisneros said. A probably not this year for one thing Sealand Doi not it in e the ships a Amable now but they Are expanding their operation arid when they do have the ships we Hope Thev will be coming in he r a Ana Valley Citrus vegetal Hies will begin moving ova our the a a Container is a new wrinkle boing used in the transportation business to the handling of merchandise and Cut transportation costs., american shippers and transportation people Are enthusiastic about it. So Are the canadians. The British Are somewhat More reserved. Containers have not come into use in Mexico. What the Container amounts to is this. Cargo headed for a common destination is loaded into one of i he containers a the Point of origin. After that the Container is handled As a single it item. It can be carried on a Flat cd truck transferee Vav i t h a a to a Flat bed railway car. And again transferred just As easily to a ship. At the other end the process can lie repeated with the Container timing ultimately deposited with los contents still intact on the receiver s unloading Dock. In a Pinch sets of wheels known As bogies ran be fastened to the underside of the Container so that it in effect becomes a Semi trailer that can be hauled by a Highway tractor. Among shipping people gearing a shipping routine to the use of the Container is known As con. Lameri nation some transportation companies have gone for containers in a big Way and become containerized using trucks railway equipment and oven Shinis designed especially to handle Standard sized containers others handle containers with conventional equipment. Al Cisneros As it instant p o r t director of the Brownsville navigation District believes that c Hita Infra May help overcome shipping problems that have kept Rio Grande Valley Citrus and vegetable out of Export Market last year a Mere 3,000 tons of Valley Citrus and vegetable produced went through port Brownsville to overseas Market the port dul Load almost 11,000 tons of Citrus but Only Hoo ton were Valley Citrus. The remainder were mexican organs. Almost the entire Valley Citrus and vegetable crop is consumed on the Domestic Market primarily he Midwest and East run Seaboard and is hipped by truck Anil rail i or it Nero Aid this w e because of the difficulty of shipping fresh produce by water a to ship Oversea the cited or vegetables have to be moved to the port in iced trucks packed with alternate layers of to and produce a be explained. A then it has to be reloaded onto the ship the ame Way. \ Laver of ice is Laid Down in the hips hold a layer of vegetal Hie placed on top of it. And then another layer of this is obviously inconvenient and costly and i neros said it also was nut always satisfactory a ii there is any delay at All the produce he said. A too often the receiver is unable to dispose of it and gets stuck open die Valley producer does not get paid is a result of the a difficulties a i in % producers have shown Little inhere to in developing Export markets he said and have contented themselves with producing on in what the Domestic Market will consume. Of neros believes tha refrigerated Container could overcome the shipping difficulties open up Export Market to Valley grower and permit them to expand their production a refrigerated containers have Jeen in use for some time a Cisneros said. A and now Thev have a new technique that even Doe away with the need for a pump my unit attached to the contain Kuil Iii Quot it continued from rage 4 no Lope Perez. 322 Granjeno St., addition $30 Milo Gonzalez ii 04 Durant Lane. 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