Houston Port Commission greenlights investments Houston Port Commission greenlights investments https://www.recenter.tamu.edu/news/newstalk-texas/?Item=73142013-05-29T13:50:00Z2013-05-23T00:00:00Z

HOUSTON - The Port of Houston Authority’s governing body, the Port Commission, voted in May 2013 to spend $56 million on new cranes because the port is seeing increased container business.

The commission awarded a $50 million contract to Konecranes Finland Corp., which will supply Barbours Cut Container Terminal with four electric wharf cranes.

The new cranes are part of a $700 million modernization project at Barbours Cut. The entire project includes new cranes, lights and dock improvements.

In addition to the Barbours Cut improvements, the port is also investing in new cranes at its Bayport Terminal. The commission amended a contract with Konecranes to spend an additional $6 million on three new diesel electric container yard cranes. The original contract was for eight cranes.

Container traffic at the port continued growing in April 2013, according to Len Waterworth, the port’s executive director. Container tonnage increased by 6 percent, or 92,000 tons, compared to April 2012. Year-to-date container tonnage also was up 1 percent in April 2013 compared to April 2012.

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