The Port of Houston Authority’s commission has ordered four dockside electric container cranes from Konecranes Finland for Wharf No. 1 at Barbours Cut Container Terminal.
The commission authorized negotiation of a contract with Konecranes for the equipment, which is part of a renovation under way at Barbours Cut, the port’s first container terminal, which opened in 1977. A planned $700 million project to modernize this facility will include new cranes, lights and dock improvements to provide more efficient cargo handling with expanded capability to handle larger ships.
Two foreign trade zone matters were also approved: one for an expansion of FTZ 84, of which the PHA is the grantee, and one to create a new subzone.