Three ship to shore cranes; type Super-Post-Panamax manufactured by ZPMC standing 270 feet from dock to apex arrived Monday at Barbours Cut Container Terminal.
The cranes manufactured by costing a total of $33.5 million, can unload ships wide enough to carry 22 rows of containers.
The equipment departed China on July 23 and, once installed, will give Barbours Cut seven cranes capable of loading and unloading the larger ships that can now traverse the expanded Panama Canal.
Also on Monday, Port Houston Executive Director Roger Guenther reported that September container activity increased 22 percent at Port Houston’s Barbours Cut and Bayport facilities. He spoke during a meeting of the Port Commission of the Port of Houston Authority.
According to the Houston Chronicle the Port Houston facilities, overall, handled 28.8 million tons of cargo year to date, a 9 percent increase over the first three quarters of 2016, according to a news release. Container volume recorded an 11 percent increase compared with last year, and in September surpassed the 1.8 million 20-foot-equivalent unit mark.