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Port of Houston Authority
by Garrett Bryce
Tuesday, October 30, 2018

The Port Commission of the Port of Houston Authority voted unanimously to award a $16,826,594 contract for the purchase of eight diesel electric container yard cranes for Barbours Cut Terminal.

Konecranes Finland Corporation was the top staff ranked proposer for the contract.

The commission voted to approve membership for 2019 in the Greater Houston Partnership at the Managing Partner level, with associated membership fees in an amount not to exceed $60,000.

The commission voted to enter into a 2-year contract with IHS Global, Inc. for access to the Journal of Commerce Port Import/Export Reporting Service 2019 and 2020 databases and optional industry reports in an amount not to exceed $222,500.

The commission voted to cancel an existing lease agreement and approve a 5-year lease agreement with Gulf Winds International, Inc. for approximately 8.4 acres on the south side of Port Road, adjacent to Old Highway 146 at the Bayport Container Terminal, effective November 1, at an annual rental rate of $360,867, with an annual 3 percent increase.

The commission voted to reject and re-advertise a request for proposals for the purchase of miscellaneous safety equipment for Barbours Cut Terminal, Bayport Container Terminal and Turning Basin Terminal.

The commission voted to reject all qualification submittals received for professional services to support master planning studies and investigations of market and industry trends for general cargo facilities.

The commission voted to rescind an award and re-advertise for competitive sealed proposals for the demolition of the lighter aboard ship vessel dock at Barborus Cut Terminal together with the rehabilitation of Wharf 3 and construction of electrical and communications infrastructure at Container Yards 4, 5 and 6.

The commission voted to purchase insurance from Aetna Life Insurance Company, in an amount not to exceed $1,449,846 to provide stop loss coverage for calendar year 2019 for the port's self-funded group medial plan for active employees, retirees who are not Medicare eligible, and dependents.

The commission voted to authorize the terms of the port's acquisition of easements or fee simple interests in 11 tracts directly adjacent to the existing Union Pacific Rail Road corridor between Highway 225 and Red Bluff Road, as discussed in closed session.

All action items were approved. All votes were unanimous with Commissioner Roy Mease absent. Agenda

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