GCT Vanterm

GCT Vanterm, Vancouver, British Columbia

Strategically located in the inner harbour, GCT Vanterm operates in naturally occurring deep water and is the most productive terminal in Port Metro Vancouver. It is a 31-hectare (76-acre) container terminal with 619 metres (2,030 feet) of berth, offering six high-speed, super post-Panamax dock gantries, a modern fleet of container handling equipment, and an on-dock intermodal rail yard with nine tracks totaling 2,962 metres (9,600 feet).

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hectare (76-acre)


metres (2,030 ft)
of berth




track on-dock
rail yard

GCT Vanterm Gate Hours

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Standard Gate Hours:

Day Schedule:
Monday – Friday: 08:00 - 15:59
*Closed Saturday & Sunday

Night Schedule:
Monday – Friday: 17:00 - 23:59
*Closed Saturday & Sunday

Dry Imports:
See current weekly schedule.

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 500 (Longshoremen)
ILWU Local 514 (Foremen)

Terminal Data:

Terminal Area: 31 hectares (76 acres)
Length of Quay: 619 m (2,030 ft)
Berth Priority: Yes
Area of Gate/Interchange: 1.2 hectares (3 acres)
Number of Gate Lanes: 9 in-lanes, 5 out-lanes
Weight Bridges/Scales: 2
Intermodal Yard: On dock
Intermodal Tracks: 9 tracks,
totaling 2,926.1 m (9,600 ft)

Berth Facilities:

  Container Berths 5 & 6
Water Depth (Low Tide): 15.5 m (51 ft)
Top of Dock to High Water: 2.2 m (7 ft, 3 in)
Top of Dock to 0.0 Tide: 7.08 m (23 ft, 3 in)
Length of Berth: 619 m (2030 ft)
Distance Between Bollards: 18.29 m (60 ft)
Front Crane Rail to Dock Fence: 2.13 m (7 ft)
  Container Berth 4
Water Depth (Low Tide): 15.2 m (50 ft)
Top of Dock to High Water: 2.2 m (7 ft, 3 in)
Top of Dock to 0.0 Tide: 7.08 m (23 ft, 3 in)
Length of Berth: 183 m (600 ft)
Distance Between Bollards: 18.24 m (60 ft)
Front Crane Rail to Dock Fence: 6.3 m (21 ft)

Container Yard Details:

Container Yard (CY) Area + Berth Apron: 12.1 hectares (30 acres)
Height & Row Length of Stack: 5 high, 7 wide
Chassis Capacity: N/A
Reefer Points & Voltage/Phase: 360 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 55 kph (35 mph)
Availability of Lashing/Securing Gangs: Normally not a problem.