Houston: Maersk Line said on Wednesday that it will continue to call at the Port of Houston even though last month terminal operator APM Terminals (APMT), also part of Maersk Group, authorised the termination of its lease with the port.
The termination was a mutually agreed move seen as beneficial to both parties and the process is expected to conclude in late July.
Houston’s Port Authority and Maersk have a longstanding relationship at the port’s Barbours Cut container terminal but henceforth Maersk Line will be able to call there or at the Port Authority’s Bayport container terminal as a common carrier.
The port authority will market the 80-acre Barbours Cut site to other users.
APMT’s pullout is expected to cost more than 100 jobs in the short term.