PHA to Keep Up with Growing Demand

Building on a record year, during the first five months of 2015, the Port of Houston Authority (PHA) handled more than 16 million tons of cargo, an increase of 9 percent compared to the same period last year.

Additionally, activity at the Bayport and Barbours Cut terminals continues to grow at an accelerated pace, with loaded container units increasing 23 percent versus May 2014.

Reporting yesterday at the regular monthly meeting of the Port Commission of the Port of Houston Authority, Executive Director Roger Guenther also highlighted $66 million in cash flow generated through May, a 47 percent increase from the same period last year.

We will continue to leverage these funds as we redevelop and recapitalize our infrastructure, to keep up with the growing demand for goods and services in our region,” Guenther stated.

Guenther moved on to address several of these Port Authority infrastructure projects. He noted that work to deepen and widen the Barbours Cut channel was expected to be complete at the end of July.

Guenther also highlighted a design contract on the agenda for work at Barbours Cut Container Terminal Wharf No. 2, which also addressed issues deemed critical for safe navigation of the larger container ships that will load and unload where the terminal’s four new cranes are located.

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3rd International Congress Hydraulic Engineering Structures and Dredging

Russia’s leading maritime industry Media Group PortNews (www.portnews.ru) holds a traditional annual Congress “Hydraulic Engineering Structures and Dredging” in Moscow. 

The two-day Congress includes the 7th International Forum of Dredging Companies and the 3rd Technical Conference “Modern Solutions for Hydraulic Engineering”.

Infrastructure development is among the real sources of Russia’s economy growth. Construction of port facilities and new hydraulic engineering structures on the country’s inland waterways constitute an essential part of all infrastructure projects. It is important to take into account the best international practices to implement these projects effectively.

The program of the Congress will be devoted to the latest technologies for dredging and hydraulic engineering works. Speakers and delegates will refer to real projects to discuss specifics features of dredging works, as well as dedicated fleet and equipment involved.

To learn more about event, please, contact the organizing committee: snitko@portnews.ru

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