Equipment: Brownsville

Brownsville Purchases Second Mobile Harbor Crane

In response to growing demand for heavy cargo handling capabilities, the Port of Brownsville has purchased a second mobile harbor crane with a maximum lifting capacity of 125 tons. It cost $3.16 million and was paid for from port operating revenues.

The first crane was purchased in 2001 and has a lifting capacity of 110 tons.

The 360-ton crane arrived in Brownsville from Germany via vessel on October 19 and is being assembled at the port’s newest heavy load dock. 

The crane has a maximum radius of 51 meters/167.3 feet, is powered by a low-emission diesel-powered generator, and can handle dry bulk, heavy lift cargo and containers.  

It is expected to be operational later this month.

"This second crane not only increases efficiencies, but also eliminates potential vessel delays," said Brownsville Navigation District Chairman Ralph Cowen.

Unloading disassembled harbor crane components in Brownsville.
Photo/Port of Brownsville