GCT Canada Orders Konecranes RTGs and Upgrades


GCT Canada has ordered 10 Konecranes rubber-tired gantry (RTG) cranes for its terminals in British Columbia, Canada.

The cranes comply with the US EPA Tier 4f standard for diesel engines, an eco-efficient design that can create fuel savings and reduced emissions.

Konecranes will deliver four of the RTG cranes to GCT Vanterm, in Vancouver, and the remaining six  in to GCT Deltaport, in Delta, British Columbia, in the first quarter of 2019.

Together, the terminals already operate twelve Konecranes RTGs.  

They will be identical to the fleet of Konecranes RTGs already operated by GCT in British Columbia.

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The machines are 16-wheeled with Active Load Control to improve container handling.

They also have a lifting capacity of 40 tons, lifting one-over-five high and seven-plus-truck lane wide.

However, new features that differ from the existing machines include Auto-Steering, Auto-TOS Reporting, and Auto-Positioning with yard screen in the operator cabin.

Ari Nieminen, Cheif Research & Development Engineer, Konecranes, has explained what methods are used to eliminate crane noise in a recent technical paper 'Seen But Not Heard'

Konecranes will update GCT Canada’s existing Konecranes RTG fleet with these features.

Heikki Kreku, Project Manager, Konecranes Port Cranes, said: “GCT has been very satisfied with the performance of our RTGs, and I’m very pleased that they will begin to use our operator-assisting features.”

Read more: Konecranes’ President and CEO, Panu Routila, has reported in the company’s 2017 financial results that the Terex Material Handling and Port Solutions (MHPS) acquisition has led to a boost in order intakes

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