GCT Deltaport grows capacity with Konecranes RTGs
DELTA BC, January 11, 2016 – 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.
“We are proud to once again partner with GCT to provide high capacity, low emission, LED cranes,” says Jussi Suhonen, Sales Director, Region Americas, Konecranes, Port Cranes. “These RTGs are an optimal solution to meet GCT’s stringent dual requirements to ensure safe and enhanced operational performance in the yard.”
“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. To learn about GCT Deltaport’s rail expansion, visit www.globalterminalscanada.com to view the project videos.
About GCT Global Container Terminals Inc.
Headquartered in Vancouver, BC, GCT Global Container Terminals Inc. operates four Green Marine certified terminals in two principal North American ports. Through GCT USA on the East Coast, the company operates two award-winning facilities: GCT New York on Staten Island, NY and GCT Bayonne in Bayonne, NJ. On the West Coast, GCT Canada operates two gateway terminals: GCT Vanterm and GCT Deltaport in Vancouver and Delta, BC. Visit www.globalterminals.com to find out more about GCT.
Konecranes is a world-leading group of Lifting Businesses™, serving a broad range of customers, including manufacturing and process industries, shipyards, ports and terminals. Konecranes provides productivity-enhancing lifting solutions as well as services for lifting equipment and machine tools of all makes. In 2014, Group sales totaled EUR 2,011 million. The Group has 12,000 employees at 600 locations in 48 countries. Konecranes is listed on Nasdaq Helsinki (symbol: KCR1V).
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