Port Houston unveils six new electric RTG cranes

Port Houston unveils six new electric RTG cranes

Port Houston has announced the arrival of six hybrid-electric rubber-tyred gantry (RTG) cranes.

With this most recent delivery, the port has purchased 26 new RTGs since December 2023, which have been placed at its Barbour’s Cut and Bayport Container Terminals.

The most recent delivery of these cranes is reportedly the fourth of five total deliveries that the port will receive this year.

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Roger Guenther, Executive Director at Port Houston, said: “We are excited to add these hybrid-electric RTGs to our fleet. This investment demonstrates our commitment to sustainable growth and our leadership in the maritime industry’s shift toward greener equipment.

“As we integrate advanced technology into our operations alongside our dedicated staff, stevedores, and ILA labour, we are not only improving efficiency but also contributing to a healthier environment for our community.”

An additional batch of RTGs is planned to arrive in the fourth quarter of the year. By the end of the year, 57 of our 147 RTG cranes at both container ports will be hybrid-electric.

In May, Port Houston handled 364,866 TEU, a 21 per cent increase over the same month last year.

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