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  • 2021 October 8 12:42

    Port Houston delivers record high cargo with record low air emissions

    The Port Commission of the Port of Houston Authority convened on Tuesday in an in-person public meeting for the first time since the pandemic's start, according to the company's release. The Emergency  Suspension of the Open Meetings Act requirements ended, and in accordance, a quorum of the  Commission was physically present.

    Earlier this month, Port  Houston received the draft report for the Goods Movement Emissions Inventory (GMEI), which updates  emissions data from 2013 to 2019. The updated GMEI draft shows improvements in nearly every category. Even with the 53% twenty-foot  equivalent unit (TEU) throughput increase and 8% increase in cargo tonnage during this period, the public terminals emissions were lowered by between 15% and 93% for all evaluated pollutants across the board  in 2019 compared to 2013.

    Additionally, Mr. Guenther noted receiving 9 new hybrid-electric rubber-tired gantry (RTG) cranes  bringing the total to 31 RTG’s, growing this yard crane equipment from zero to 26% of the total fleet over  recent years. The hybrid-electric RTGs reduce emissions by up to 70 to 90% over older diesel models.

    Port Houston continues to explore opportunities, including accelerating an already aggressive capital  investment strategy for the public terminals to stay in front of the demand. A highlight of items passed  and authorized by the Commission included the award of a construction contract to complete rail spur  construction at the Bayport terminal. Also, the Commission approved an order for more than $800,000 to  purchase replacement data storage and increased redundancy equipment. 

    About Port Houston  

    For more than 100 years, Port Houston has owned and operated the public wharves and terminals along  the Houston Ship Channel, including the area’s largest breakbulk facility and two of the most efficient  and fastest-growing container terminals in the country. Port Houston is the advocate and a strategic leader  for the Channel. The Houston Ship Channel complex and its more than 200 public and private terminals, collectively known as the Port of Houston, is the nation’s largest port for waterborne tonnage and an  essential economic engine for the Houston region, the state of Texas, and the U.S. The Port of Houston  supports the creation of nearly 1.35 million jobs in Texas and 3.2 million jobs nationwide, and economic  activity totaling $339 billion in Texas – 20.6 percent of Texas’ total gross domestic product (GDP) – and  $801.9 billion in economic impact across the nation.




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