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GCT Deltaport, Delta, British Columbia

GCT Deltaport is Canada’s flagship container terminal. Located at Roberts Bank, it is an 85-hectare (210-acre) facility with a 1,100-metre (3,609-foot) contiguous berth. The terminal handles the largest transpacific container vessels in service and features a fleet of high-speed, super post-Panamax cranes. The facility employs state-of-the-art computer systems and has an on-dock intermodal rail yard with eight tracks totaling 8,534 metres (28,000 feet).

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hectare (210-acre)


contiguous berths:
1,100 metres (3,609 feet)


track on-dock
rail yard


Super Post-Panamax

GCT Deltaport gate hours

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Standard Gate Hours:

Day Schedule:
Monday – Friday: 08:00 - 15:59
Saturday – if required based on demand
*Closed Sunday

Night Schedule:
Monday – Friday: 17:00 - 23:59
Saturday – if required, based on demand
*Closed Sunday

Gate times are subject to change without notice. Click here for current weekly gate hours.

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Terminal and equipment details

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ILWU Local 502 (Longshoremen)
ILWU Local 514 (Foremen)

Terminal Data:

Terminal Area: 85 hectares (210 acres)
Length of Quay: 1,100 metres (3,609 feet)
Berth Priority: Yes
Area of Gate/Interchange: 3.2 hectares (8 acres)
Number of Gate Lanes: Gate 1: 6 pre-gates, 14 in-gates
Gate 2: 8 out-gates
Gate 3: 8 pre-gates, 8 in-gates, 4 out-gates
Weight Bridges/Scales: 2
Intermodal Yard: On dock
Intermodal Tracks: 8 tracks
totaling 8,534.4 metres (28,000 feet)

Berth Facilities:

Water Depth (Low Tide): 15.9 m (52 ft)
Top of Dock to High Water: 3.3 m (10 ft, 8 in)
Top of Dock to 0.0 Tide: 8.9 m (26 ft)
Length of Berth: 1,000 m (3609 ft) each
Distance Between Bollards: Variable
Front Crane Rail to Dock Fence: 6.96 me (20 ft)

Container Yard Details:

Container Yard (CY) Area + Berth Apron: 251 hectares (62 acres)
Height & Row Length of Stack: 5 high, 7 wide
Chassis Capacity: N/A
Reefer Points & Voltage/Phase: 1020 points / 440 volts

Restrictions & Limitations:

Road Limitations (Greater Vancouver): 20-foot chassis, 16.5 Kton cargo
40-foot tandem chassis, 18.5 Kton cargo
40-foot tridem chassis, 24.0 Kton cargo
Road Limitations (Massey Tunnel): 9-foot, 6-inch goose-neck chassis only
Dangerous Goods Restrictions: As per federal and provincial regulations. No dangerous goods cargo allowed through Massey Tunnel.
Other Working Restrictions: High wind over 70 kph (45 mph)
Availability of Lashing/Securing Gangs: Normally not a problem