Port of Houston Expanding, Adds Facilities

Maritime Activity Reports, Inc.

May 22, 2013

Port Commission approves Barbours Cut, Bayport, crane deals, new Bayport gate system.

In keeping with its commitment to continue developing Bayport Container Terminal in addition to modernizing Barbours Cut, the Port Commission of the Port of Houston Authority at its May 21 meeting, awarded a nearly $50 million contract to Konecranes Finland
Corporation for four electric wharf cranes at Barbours Cut Container Terminal.

The Port Commission also amended a contract with Konecranes for eight diesel electric container yard cranes for Barbours Cut to include three additional diesel electric container yard cranes for the Bayport Terminal at a cost of $5.9 million.

The growth in containers is a leading indicator for the need for expanded facilities at Bayport to provide present and future customers with consistent, efficient service, as well as improvements in the truck gate technology at Bayport. Port Authority Executive Director Len Waterworth noted that growth seen in April largely was due to containers.

During the meeting, Waterworth recognized staff at the Bayport Container Terminal for their efforts in making a successful transition last month to a new truck gate facility and the implementation of a new terminal operating system.



 

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