Mammoet USA expands port site
By Christian Shelton29 November 2017
Mammoet USA has completed the expansion of its site at the Port of Freeport in Texas, USA. The company said that with the Port of Freeport being in close proximity to several major jobsites, the expansion allows it to accommodate increased demand to bring in, store, and distribute equipment to nearby projects quickly and efficiently. The additional space also provides a subleasing opportunity for clients in a secure site with 24-7 port patrol, Mammoet USA said.
Mammoet announced its partnership with the Port of Freeport in 2013, describing the port as “a valuable addition to its global network of terminals”. The port is three miles from the deeper waters of the Gulf of Mexico. It has a channel depth of 45 feet (13.7 metres) and a deep berthing site measuring 630 x 170 feet (192 x 52 m) with a depth of 70 feet (21 m).
A 600 tonne capacity crawler crane is available on site to provide lifting services and as Mammoet USA’s headquarters is 27 miles (44 km) from the site equipment and personnel can be quickly mobilised if required.
The port location offers 10 acres of usable space, as well as two water ingress and egress locations conducive to roll-on/roll-off operations.
“There is strong economic expansion in the Gulf Coast Area and our customers are looking for the most efficient ways in which their plant construction and site maintenance can be accommodated,” said Patrick van der Meide, vice president of sales and marketing, Mammoet USA South Inc. and LATAM. “As many heavy and oversized components are sourced from outside the USA, Mammoet USA sees an increased demand for factory-to-foundation, trans loading, and laydown services. We are happy to be able to offer this additional capacity that is part of a comprehensive service for the entire factory-to-foundation chain with a single purpose: delivering all components safely and on time.”