New Gottwald cranes to lift Port of Brownsville growth

PORT OF BROWNSVILLE, TX: September 09, 2019. The Port of Brownsville is to take delivery of two Konecranes Gottwald Model 6 mobile harbor cranes fully-assembled and ready to work as early as December 2019.

The Model 6 cranes will be G HMK 6507 two-rope variants with a maximum lifting capacity of 125 tons and an outreach of up to 51 metres. They will be used to handle a wide variety of cargo including breakbulk, bulk, heavy project cargo and steel products.

Brownsville is the only deepwater seaport directly on the U.S.-Mexico border, and the largest land-owning public port authority in the country with 40,000 acres of land. It transships more steel into Mexico than any other US port, supports US$3 billion in total economic activity for the state and is responsible for more than 51,000 jobs within its borders.

“The Port of Brownsville continues to invest significantly in its continued growth, including expansion of our on-dock lifting capacity,” said port director and CEO Eduardo A. Campirano. “We look forward to the operational and environmental performance that the Konecranes Gottwald Model 6 offers as we continue to serve our rapidly growing customer base.”

In 2018 the port moved 11.3 million short tons of energy and liquid products, agriculture goods, aggregates, wind-turbine components and steel, produced over US$24 million in operating revenue, and helped generate US$200 million in tax revenue from 230 companies doing business with the port.

“We celebrated a record year in tonnage earlier and are pleased to see our economic impact set a strong foundation for future growth,” said John Reed, Brownsville Navigation District chairman. “The numbers on local job growth speak for themselves as factors in the port’s development into a hub of business activity.”