Hagåtña, Guam – Today, the Leon Guerrero-Tenorio Administration kicked off a project prioritizing Guam’s business development and economic initiatives at the Jose D. Leon Guerrero Commercial Port. The $2.5 million demolition project will dismantle and properly dispose of massive inoperable assets at the Port Authority of Guam (PAG) to free up valuable dock space and generate increased revenue by acquiring new cranes as early as 2026. The Port will safely demolish two gantry cranes, two rubber-tired gantry cranes, one mobile harbor crane, and two barges, which have been inoperable for decades.
“When we first came into office, we committed to removing this equipment to provide space for additional business activity and revenue-generating opportunities at our Port,” said Governor Lou Leon Guerrero. “This milestone is yet another achievement for the hardworking and dedicated Port Strong family. We will continue to support the Port Authority and provide critical assistance to help move modernization plans forward.”
“So much of Guam’s growth will be gained through the world-class gateway of our Port. This project is 20 years in the making, but is also part of recovery,” said Lt. Governor Josh Tenorio. “As the harbor of all things coming to Guam, our administration is proud of the progress made by our Port Strong team. Their collective contributions have secured our readiness to date and will serve to protect the progress we make moving forward.”
Guam Shipyard is the project’s main contractor along with subcontractor Smithbridge. Removal of the inoperable, deteriorated assets will eliminate unsafe working conditions for Port employees and users. The demolition of the two gantry cranes will present the Port with financial opportunities to generate revenue by creating additional berthing space for ships along the wharfs. The Rubber Tired Gantry Cranes were decommissioned in September 2011, the Gantry cranes in 2013 and 2016, and the Mobile Harbor Crane in 2014.