PHA Awards Bayport Container Terminal Cranes Contract
The Port Commission of the Port of Houston Authority has approved a proposal that PHA acquires three new neo-Panamax electric cranes for Bayport Container Terminal in a $35 million contract
The cranes will be deployed at Wharf No. 5 of the container terminal and will handle the loading/unloading of large vessels. The three cranes will bring the total number of ship-to-shore cranes at the Port Houston to 29. It is expected that the three new cranes will be commissioned by mid-2021 and at 158 feet will be the tallest in the port. They will have the ability to manage 18,000 twenty-TEU container ships.
Port Houston Executive Director Roger Guenther expects recent growth achieved by the port to continue: “Operationally, our facilities have handled close to 30 million tonnes of cargo through August, an increase of 7%over last year, as both container volumes and steel have maintained their upward trends in 2019,” adding that almost two million container TEU were handled in August this year, an 11% increase on the same period last year. He expects that about three million TEU will have been handled by the end of this year.