Port to take down two old gantry cranes

(Port Authority of Guam file photo)

The Port of Guam is planning to tear down two of the old gantry cranes it has that are no longer usable.

The plan is to have Guam Shipyard take the cranes down under a draft memorandum of understanding to settle lease payments owed by the shipyard to the port that is currently the subject of litigation.

Port general manager Rory Respicio said the job will be done at no cost to the port.

But the work won’t begin until the plan has been approved by all the stakeholders, including the court.

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“I want to make it very clear that there is no notice to proceed that will be issued. There are no terms and conditions that will be agreed to unless the board is the one that votes and determines the final MOU that would also contain language that would be developed by our own in-house counsel in terms of how to deal with the settlement that is before the Superior Court,” Respicio said.

Work on taking down the two cranes is expected to begin before March of next year.