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American ShipperIntermodalShipping

Global orders new cranes for GCT Deltaport terminal in Vancouver

The two high-efficiency “megamax” ship-to-shore cranes, expected to be operational in 2017, will be will be capable of handling the largest vessels in service worldwide.

   Global Container Terminals said two high-efficiency “megamax” ship-to-shore cranes have been ordered from Shanghai Zhenhua Heavy Industries Co. (ZPMC) for its GCT Deltaport Terminal following start of construction on an intermodal yard configuration project at Port Metro Vancouver that will cost 280 million Canadian dollars.
   The cranes have a 23+ container wide outreach and will be capable of handling the largest vessels in service worldwide.
   “The megamax cranes ensure GCT Deltaport is big ship ready, complementing a rail densification project that will see intermodal yard capacity grow by over 50 percent within the existing footprint,” the company said.
   “This order complements our existing fleet of 10 ZPMC post-Panamax cranes at GCT Deltaport, and coupled with our rail expansion, ensures our readiness to service the largest ships coming to Vancouver in 2017,” said Eric Waltz, President of GCT Canada.
   The cranes will be delivered fully erect in late 2016 and will be fully operational in early 2017.

Chris Dupin

Chris Dupin has written about trade and transportation and other business subjects for a variety of publications before joining American Shipper and Freightwaves.