Global Container Terminals (GCT) has received two modern ship-to-shore (STS) cranes, capable of handling 14,000TEU vessels at GCT Vanterm in Burrard Inlet in Vancouver.
The cranes are part of GCT’s US$160 million private sector investment to modernize and increase the level of operations at GCT Vanterm.
GCT Vanterm’s two newly arrived cranes will be among the most advanced in North America, according to a statement, electrically powered, they feature regenerative drives that can provide power back into the grid and high-efficiency LED lighting.
The cranes will reduce glare and light pollution along with features intended to reduce operational noise, while they have also been painted cloud-white colour to mitigate daytime skyline visibility.
GCT added that the new machines, along with other equipment upgrades and process improvements, will improve safety for the workforce, increase terminal capability, and reduce equipment emissions by 55%, all within the same footprint.