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TLT begins construction of new container yard at Port Houston, US
Aug 18, 2017 (MarketLine via COMTEX) -- Copyright (C) 2017 Datamonitor. All rights reserved

Marine terminal service provider Terminal Link Texas (TLT) has started the construction of a 25-acre container yard inside the Bayport terminal at Port Houston in Texas, US.

Marine terminal service provider Terminal Link Texas (TLT) has started the construction of a 25-acre container yard inside the Bayport terminal at Port Houston in Texas, US.

The new yard is expected to increase TLT's overall stacking capacity by around 80% and is scheduled to open by July 2018.

The yardwill be developed as part of a wider development plan for the Bayport terminaland will facilitate an increase incontainer freight station activities at the facility, as well as improvemaintenance and repair operations.

Construction is to becarried out under a lease agreement signed between Port Houston and TLT.

TLT will build and make use of the new container yard under the arrangement, and also return 14 existing Bayport terminalfacilities that the company currently operatesto Port Houston.

Bayport terminal is currentlyin its phased development process and will feature a total ofseven berths upon completion.

Port Houston authorities have notedthe site's container volumewas increased by 14% in the first half of 2017compared to the same period last year.

"The yardAwill be developed as part of a wider development plan for the Bayport terminalAand will facilitate an increase inAcontainer freight station activities."

The growth is expected to continue as the petrochemical facilities along the Houston Ship Channel are projected to expand and produce more plastic resins for exportation.

In addition toBayport terminal, Port Houston also operates the Barbours Cut Container Terminal.

The port handles nearly two-thirds of all containers moving through the Gulf of Mexico.

The PortofHouston Authority's Port Commission granted approval for a $1.5m increaseinfundingfortheUS ArmyCorpsofEngineers'maintenance dredging operations in August last year,which are being carried out on aportionoftheBayportShipChannel.

Image: Port Houston and Terminal Link Texas break ground for new container yard inside Bayport container terminal. Photo: courtesy of Business Wire.


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