GCT Deltaport to add RTGs


Konecranes will supply 12 new RTGs to GCT

Konecranes will supply 12 new RTGs to GCT Deltaport in VancouverHaving recently announced an order for RMGs for its Deltaport Intermodal Yard Reconfiguration project in Port Metro Vancouver, GCT has now placed an order for 12 RTGs with 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” GCT Deltaport stated. The first six RTGs will be delivered fully erect in Q2 2016, with the rest of the fleet arriving in Q1 2017.
GCT Deltaport is emphasising the investments it is making to be “big ship ready”, including two new ZPMC cranes. “The RTGs”, it stated “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.”