A contract for three new Neopanamax electric cranes for the Bayport Container Terminal was approved recently by the Port Commission of the Port of Houston Authority. The $35 million dockside cranes are for Bayport’s Wharf No. 5.
The three new ship-to-shore cranes are expected to be operational in the summer of 2021 and will be the tallest to date for Port Houston, standing at 158 feet (or 48 meters) under the spreader and will be capable of handling 18,000 TEU-sized container ships. The three cranes will bring Port Houston’s fleet of ship-to-shore cranes to 29 cranes in total.
Port Houston Executive Director Roger Guenther noted during Tuesday’s meeting that the growth experienced recently at the port is continuing.
“Operationally, our facilities have handled close to 30 million tons of cargo through August, an increase of 7 percent over last year as both container volumes and steel have maintained their upward trends in 2019,” Guenther reported.
The number of twenty-foot equivalent units or container TEUs handled through August totaled nearly two million, an increase of 11 percent compared to this time last year. Guenther said he expects to approach three million by the end of this year.
Source: Port Commission of the Port of Houston< Return