THE Alliance Containership Breaks Canadian Record


Port of Vancouver’s GCT Deltaport has welcomed the largest container vessel to ever call at the country.

Hapag-Lloyd's 13,200 TEU Antwerpen Express, part of THE Alliance's Transpacific mainline West Coast PN3 service, is the first of a progressive ship upsizing for the service and offers more slots for importers and exporters to grow in the market.

GCT Deltaport recently completed major construction on its $280 million Intermodal Yard Reconfiguration project that increases rail capacity by over 50% within the existing footprint, enabling even better handling of big ship surge volumes.

Collaboration amongst CN, Canadian Pacific (CP) and GCT Canada has improved rail transit times.

Infographic: Canada’s Largest Port

Wolfgang Schoch, Senior Vice President of Hapag-Lloyd, Canada, said: “Our dedicated PN3 shuttle service is a competitive East West product with short transit times.

“Working together with our supply chain partners, through this facility our cargo reaches more than 20 destinations across Canada and the US Midwest.”

Eric Waltz, President of GCT Canada, added: “GCT Deltaport is purpose-built to handle rail cargo seamlessly.

“With the terminal's process innovation, efficient equipment and design, beneficial cargo owners calling GCT Deltaport will experience the lowest rail dwells in the industry.”

In other news, two container terminal developers are awaiting commitments from carriers to proceed with terminal projects in Canada on either side of Cape Breton Island in Nova Scotia.

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