Vancouver terminal orders ten rubber-tyred gantry cranes15 November 2022
Terminal operator GCT Canada has ordered ten Konecranes rubber-tyred gantry cranes (RTGs) for its GCT Deltaport container terminal in Vancouver, British Columbia.
The new cranes will be delivered in Q1 2024 and the order was booked in Q2 of this year.
The terminal currently operates a fleet of 12 Konecranes RTGs.
The ten Konecranes RTGs on order are CSA-approved and equipped with Tier 4f diesel engines and Konecranes’ Diesel Fuel Saver technology. They are also equipped with Konecranes’ Active Load Control (ALC) system, which eliminates container sway.
They are identical to those GCT Canada already has: 16-wheel machines with a lifting capacity of 40t, lifting 1-over-5 high and 7-plus-truck-lane wide.
“When the new RTGs are working, we’ll have a high-performing fleet of 22 Konecranes RTGs to increase the velocity of cargo moving through our terminal,” said Roy Kristensen, director of engineering at GCT Canada.
Ari Rämö, sales manager, port solutions, Konecranes, added: “It has been rewarding to see GCT Canada growing steadily as they carry out their mission on Canada’s west coast. Konecranes is here to support their growth plans and ambitions.”
GCT Canada is a longstanding customer of Konecranes.