GCT Deltaport Grows Capacity with Konecranes RTGs

Maritime Activity Reports, Inc.

January 11, 2016

Photo: CGT

Photo: CGT

Complementing its GCT Deltaport Intermodal Yard Reconfiguration project in Port Metro Vancouver, GCT Canada has confirmed the order of twelve state-of-the-art rubber tyred gantry (“RTG”) cranes from leading clean energy equipment manufacturer, Konecranes of Finland. The new equipment will boost yard velocity at the country’s flagship container terminal, densifying container handling with the RTGs’ 1-over-5 high and 40 LT lifting capacity.

The RTGs will join an advanced equipment fleet equipping GCT Deltaport to be big ship ready, smoothing any volume surges from the largest vessels calling the facility. Considered among the most sophisticated in their class, the Tier 4f cranes will be hydraulics-free, featuring diesel fuel-saving and active load control technologies that will optimize container handling and environmental performance.

“Konecranes’ RTGs were selected for their reliability and technological features that support our growth while minimizing our environmental impact,” said Eric Waltz, President of GCT Canada. “Not only will we provide customers with cargo delivery certainty through the growth in yard capacity, but we will do so in the most sustainable way possible.”

The first six RTGs will be delivered fully erect in Q2 2016, with the rest of the fleet arriving in Q1 2017.
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