Port of Houston Authority Approves Contract to Rehabilitate Barbours Cut Wharves One and Two
The Port Commission of the Port of Houston Authority has approved a professional services contract with Jacobs Engineering Group for the rehabilitation of wharves 1 and 2 at Barbours Cut Container Terminal, among a host of matters decided during the Port Commission’s February 28 regular meeting.
In his first monthly report, Interim Executive Director Leonard D. Waterworth said January was a strong month. Total tonnage for January 2012 was up 27 percent year-over-year at Port Authority facilities, he said. This was driven by an increase in steel of 235,000 tons, or 97 percent, and growth in container tonnage of 111,000 tons, or eight percent.
“Our core business is running very well,” Waterworth said. Operating revenue for January was $17 million, a $1.6 million or 10 percent increase from prior year, he noted.